Decatur St. Beat

Dick Sloane, Keith Longmire, Irv Eisen, Dan Cunningham



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, a number of senior living centers in the Durham area and even some jazz funerals. 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. Check out his web site. 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 with the Triangle Tuba Quartet and Decatur St. Beat. He is listed in Tom Lord's JAZZ Discography.


Dan Cunningham plays banjo, guitar washboard and sings. He performs a wide variety of musical styles in addition to Dixieland. A native of Wichita, Kansas, he started playing at the ripe young age of six and has played music in much of the Midwest, the South and even Ireland. Dan holds Associate and BA degrees from Wichita State University and an MA degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Dan is married and the father of three.

Upcoming and Recent Performances



UPCOMING
Sep. 23, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham
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Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Entertain the patrons at the Fullsteam Brewery
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Oct. 29, 2016 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Block party on Taylor Hall Place

Nov. 1, 2016 - Noon - 2:00 pm, NIEHS 50th Anniversary

Nov. 26, 2016 - 5:30 pm, Thanksgiving Party

RECENT
Aug. 27, 2016 - 2:30 - 4:30 pm, Birthday party at the Glenaire Retirement Community

Aug. 26, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Aug. 5, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Entertain the travelers at RDU International Airport

Jul. 22, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Jul. 6, 2016 - 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Entertain the residents at the Carol Woods Retirement Community

Jul. 1, 2016 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Entertain the residents at the Forest at Duke

Jun. 24, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

May 25, 2016 - Noon, Volunteer luncheon for the Durham Center for Senior Life

Apr. 29, 2016 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Last Friday in Hillsborough

Apr. 22, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Mar. 25, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Mar. 20, 2016 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Full Steam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham

Mar. 12, 2016, - 8:00 -10:00 am, Sola Hot Mini 5K Hosted by the Sola Coffee Cafe

Mar. 4, 2016, - 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Entertain travelers at RDU Airport, Terminal 1 Baggage Area

Feb. 28, 2016 - 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Perform for the residents at Brookdale North Raleigh

Feb. 26, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Feb. 13, 2016 - 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Valentine's Dance at Capital Oaks Retirement Resort

Feb. 9, 2016 - 4:30 pm, Mardi Gras party at the Orange County Sr. Center in Hillsborough

Feb. 6, 2016 - 6:30 pm, Perform for the residents at the Villas at Culp Arbor

Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 pm, Perform for the residents at the Hillcrest Convalescent Center

Jan. 22, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, - CANCELLED DUE TO BAAAAD WEATHER! - Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Jan. 17., 2016 - 3:00 pm, Celebration of Life

Dec. 31, 2015 - 7:00 pm, Perform for the residents at Emerald Pond

Dec. 31, 2015 - 4:00 pm, Perform for the residents at the Forest at Duke

Dec. 19, 2015 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Oct. 30, 2015 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Oct. 25, 2015 - 2:30 - 5:00 pm, 17th Annual Habitat for Humanity House Party

Oct. 21, 2015 - 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Autumn Festival at Bartlett Reserve