Decatur St. Beat

Dick Sloane, Keith Longmire, Irv Eisen

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Decatur Street Beat has played foot stomping, toe tapping, New Orleans style Dixieland music since 2004. They have played for 4th of July picnics at the beach, Mardi Gras parties, birthday parties, local restaurants, a jazz festival in Virginia and at a number of retirement centers in the Durham area. The group is made up of experienced Dixieland musicians. They took their name from Decatur St. which runs through the French Quarter past Jackson Square, Cafe du Monde and Tujagues, the tuba player's favorite restaurant. They want to bring to central North Carolina what they feel is the happiest, liveliest and easiest music to listen to. You can take us home with you on our CD, available for just $10.

Dick Sloane, trombone, has played actively with a number of Dixieland bands in the Triangle area since 1982. He is the leader of the Fidgety Feet Dixieland band. Dick recently retired from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in the Research Triangle Park.



Keith Longmire, clarinet and saxophone, is a retired band director from the Durham Public Schools, having taught his last 15 years at Carrington Middle School. He has also taught in Columbus County and Granville County Schools. Keith repairs, buys and sells woodwind instruments, so if you are looking for a clarinet or saxophone, Keith's your man. Keith also plays with Leon Jordan's Continentals Dance Band.

Irv Eisen started playing the tuba in the seventh grade in St. Louis. He received a degree in music education from the University of Missouri at St. Louis, played at 'Your Father's Mustache' on Bourbon St. in the early 1970's and freelanced in St. Louis. Recently retired as a computer systems manager for Duke University, Irv plays for fun with the Durham Community Concert Band, the Triangle Tuba Quartet and Decatur St. Beat. He is listed in Tom Lord's JAZZ Discography.

Upcoming and Recent Performances



UPCOMING
Aug. 24, 2014 - 5:00-7:00 pm, Performance at Fullsteam Brewery Click Here for More Info.

Aug. 28, 2014 - 2:00-4:00 pm, Entertain residents at Independence Village of Olde Raleigh

Sep. 10, 2014 - 7:00-8:00 pm, Entertain residents at The Heritage of Raleigh

Sep. 21, 2014 - 5:00-8:00 pm, Private 90th birthday party

RECENT
Aug. 16, 2014 - 5:00-7:00 pm, Alzheimer's Awareness Fundraiser at Clare Bridge of Chapel Hill

Aug. 8, 2014 - 7:00-9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham Click Here for More Info.

Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm, Performance at Carol Woods Retirement Community

Jul. 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm, Private party at Glenaire Retirement Community

Jul. 11, 2014 - 8:00 pm, Perform at the Open Eye Cafe in Carrboro Click Here for More Info.

Jun. 25, 2014 - 7:00 pm, Dinner music at Yates Baptist Church

Jun. 20, 2014 - 2:00-3:00 pm, Entertain residents at Emerald Pond

Jun. 13, 2014 - 8:00-11:00 pm, On the patio at Cafe Driade in Chapel Hill

Jun. 6, 2014 - 7:00-9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham Click Here for More Info.

Jun. 6, 2014 - 3:00-5:00 pm, Public performance, RDU Terminal 2 Ticketing Level

May 25, 2014 - 2:00-3:00 pm, Entertain residents at Emerald Pond

Apr. 18, 2014 - 7:00-9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham Click Here for More Info.

Apr. 14, 2014 - 4:00-6:00 pm, Celebrate opening of RDU Terminal 1. We'll be in baggage claim. Click Here for More Info.

Mar. 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm, Entertain residents at Emerald Pond

Mar. 17, 2014 - 2:30 pm, St. Patrick's Day party at the Forest at Duke

Mar. 14, 2014 - 7:00-9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham Click Here for More Info.

Mar. 5, 2014 - 2:00 pm, Mardi Gras Party at Cambridge Village in Apex

Mar. 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm, Mardi Gras Party at the Central Orange Sr. Center in Hillsborough

Mar. 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm, Mardi Gras Papa Mojo's Roadhouse

Feb. 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm, Entertain residents at Emerald Pond

Feb. 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm, Event at Cypress Manor

Feb. 20, 2014 - 7:00 pm, Mardi Gras party for Raleigh Newcomers Club

Feb. 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm, Mardi Gras party at Hillcrest Convalescent Center

Feb. 6, 2014 - 8:00 pm, Event at Fearington Barn

Jan. 3, 2014 - 7:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham