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
Dec. 14, 2014 - 3:30-4:30 pm, Entertain residents at The Heritage of Raleigh

Dec. 26, 2014 - 7:00-9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham Click Here for More Info.

Dec. 31, 2014 - 2:00-3:00 pm, New Years Eve party at the Forest at Duke

Dec. 31, 2014 - 6:00-8:00 pm, New Years Eve party at Independance Village

Jan. 23, 2015 - 7:00-9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham Click Here for More Info.

Feb. 7, 2015 - 7:00-11:00 pm, Party for the Edgecombe County Veterans' Museum

RECENT
Dec. 2, 2014 - 2:00-3:00 pm, Entertain residents at Emerald Pond

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

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

Oct. 10, 2014 - 2:00-4:00 pm, Entertain residents at The Heritage of Raleigh

Oct. 6, 2014 - 2:00-3:00 pm, Entertain residents at Emerald Pond

Sep. 27, 2014 - 2:00-3:00 pm, Entertain residents at Emerald Pond

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

Sep. 12, 2014 - 7:00-9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham Click Here for More Info.

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

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

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

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.