Fat Tuesday Goodbye

Published: February 18th, 2015 | Category: Jazz, Jazz Clubs, Uncategorized

Today is the beginning of Lent, all the jazzy music of last night, the beads, the drinking, and all the indulgences are over and now the difficult thing begins. Goodbye Fat Tuesday and hello Lent!

New Orleans

When I think of Mardi Gras, I think of Jazz and I think of New Orleans. One little fact about the holiday is: Mardi Gras only became a holiday in 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII placed it on his Gregorian calendar on the day before Ash Wednesday. The holiday arrived in North America in the late 17th century with the LeMoyne brothers who had come to defend France’s claim on Louisiana.

Click here for a snippit of some jazz for you: Fat Tueday jazz in New Orleans

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