Educational Programs

Africa NOLA is an artistic organization that preserves and shares West African culture in New Orleans through the teaching and performance of traditional West African music, Jazz, Brass Band, Caribbean and Black Indian music.

Our Mission
The thread which binds the quilt of Louisiana culture is undeniably African and can be found in our food, music, dance, religion and language. For this reason, it is important that our children are knowledgeable of the roots that gave birth to local music & culture so they can pass it on to future generations.

After School Programs
We are now enrolling music students in our free, Africa Brass Roots of Jazz Master classes held on Saturday afternoons in the Bywater. Students must have their own instrument and a basic knowledge of playing that instrument. Reading music is not required. Our program is crucial in developing students’ unique modes of creative expression, which is vital for success in the competitive music industry.

Africa Brass Roots of Jazz Master Class

Moreover, students will learn skills to form their own ensembles, as well as to perform and earn income with Africa Brass. If you, a family member, or friend is interested in attending, please contact us ASAP. Space is limited, as these classes are small so we can provide individual attention to all students.

Our teachers include Tim Green (saxophone), Judah Mason (African percussion), Rick Trolsen (trombone/piano), Matt Perrine (sousaphone, tuba, bass), Antonio Gambrell (trumpet), Troi Bechet (vocals), Jeff Klein (African drums). Instruction offered: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, sousaphone, tuba, percussion and African drumming

Jeff Klein, African Drums Judah Mason (African percussion) Tim Green (saxophone)

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Africa NOLA would like to thank the EFGF Foundation for their generous support