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 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
Jun. 23, 2017 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham
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Jun. 29, 2017 - 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Birthday pool party in Corolla, NC

Jul. 4, 2017 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Entertain the residents at Woodland Terrace Independent Living in Cary

Jul. 22, 2017 - 10:00 - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village
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Jan. 2, 2018 - 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Luncheon for Senior Adults at First Baptist Church in Cary

Mar. 8, 2018 - 7:30 - 8:30 pm, "Music in the Meadows" at Carolina Meadows

RECENT
Jun. 17, 2017 - 10:00 - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

May. 26, 2017 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Apr. 28, 2017 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Mar. 24, 2017 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Mar. 17, 2017 - 3:30 - 4:30 pm, St. Patrick's Day Party at the Forest at Duke

Mar. 11, 2017 - 8:00 - 9:00 am, Benefit for the SOLA Hot Mini 5K for Disabled Vets of NC

Feb. 28, 2017 - 8:00 - 9:00 pm, Mardi Gras at Fullsteam Brewery in downtown Durham
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Feb. 28, 2017 - 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Mardi Gras Party at the Passmore Center in Hillsborough

Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Entertain the residents at Capital Oaks

Feb. 26, 2017 - 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Entertain the residents at Brookdale North in Raleigh

Feb. 25, 2017 - 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Party at the Villas at Culp Arbor

Feb. 24, 2017 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Feb. 24, 2017 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Entertain the residents at Independence Village

Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:45 - 7:00 pm, Entertain the residents at Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham

Jan. 27, 2017 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Dec. 2, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Nov. 26, 2016 - 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Thanksgiving Party at Yates Baptist Church

Nov. 21, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Entertain the travelers at RDU Airport

Nov. 5, 2016 - Noon, Benefit for the Jaycee Burn Center Reunion

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

Oct. 29, 2016 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Block party on Taylor Hall Place

Oct. 28, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Entertain the patrons at the Fullsteam Brewery

Sep. 23, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

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