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Dick Sloane, Keith Longmire, Irv Eisen, Dan Cunningham
Photo courtesy of D. M. Strickland

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.

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 Street 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
Aug 17, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village
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Aug. 23, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham
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Sep. 7, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar, 4810 Hope Valley Rd., Durham
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RECENT
Aug. 3, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar, 4810 Hope Valley Rd., Durham

Aug. 1, 2019 - 7:30 -8:30 pm, Entertain the Residents at the Carol Woods Retirement Community

Jul. 26, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Jul. 20, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Jul. 18, 2019 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Entertain the Residents at the Forest at Duke

Jul. 6, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar

Jul. 4, 2019 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, 4th of July Party at The Cedars of Chapel Hill

Jun. 28, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Jun. 22, 2019 - 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Entertain the Residents at Emerald Pond

Jun. 15, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Jun. 1, 2019 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar

May 25, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, 65th Birthday Party in Chapel Hill

May. 24, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

May 18, 2019 - 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Entertain the residents at Brookdale North in Raleigh

May. 18, 2019 - 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Party at The Villas at Culp Arbor in Chapel Hill

May. 18, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Apr. 26, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Apr. 20, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Mar. 22, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Mar. 16, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Mar. 9, 2019 - 8:00 - 10:00 am, Benefit for the SOLA Hot Mini 5K in Support of the Duke ALS Clinic

Feb. 28, 2019 - 5:45 - 6:45 pm, Mardi Gras Party at Hillcrest Convalescent Center

Feb. 22, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Feb. 16, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Jan. 25, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Jan. 19, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Dec. 31, 2018 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm, New Years Eve Party at the Forest at Duke

Dec. 29, 2018 - 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Entertain the residents at Brookdale North in Raleigh

Dec. 28, 2018 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Dec. 15, 2018 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village