In a Baltimore first, The New Orleans North Jazz Fest took place at Game Warehouse on Saturday, January 16, 2016.An audience nearing 600 devotees of New Orleans music were flying high as they listened to The Peabody Gypsy Jazz Band, Panorama Jazz Band, and Bonerama Jazz Band. To quench their thirst and fill their stomachs, the guests were treated to New Orleans Cuisine and New Orleans libations provided by The Local Oyster, Big Bad Wolf House of Barbeque and Game Baltimore’s amazing chef, Rex Hess.Here’s what some of the guests were saying:
- “The Jazz Festival was spectacular. I look forward to attending next year with the same location, food, and jazz bands. It was amazing, fun, and educational.”—WA
- “I love music, and this event was a special treat. I love Jazz and those two groups were incredible. I especially enjoyed the clarinet player from Panarama, and the trombones and drummer from Bonerama.”—JB
- “It was an interesting experience and I met some wonderful people. I wish there could have been even more jazz. The Peabody Students were excellent… Boneroma was enjoyable…I would love to help set up the next venture.”—EJ
- “The music was a great touch of NOLA and a treat for sure. As for the food, the stew I chose at the Big Bad Wolf’s House of Barbecue was amazing. As for the venue, a smaller setting with better acoustics would enhance the music experience even more. I’m so happy to have new events come to Baltimore. We appreciate David’s efforts to make this evening happen.”—PG
- “I really enjoyed the music, and it was wonderful meeting the people there. The venue worked pretty well. The ladies’ bathrooms were amazing! Loved that each toilet had its own sink and opened right to the bar.”—CK
David Shulman, physical therapist with Shulman & Associates partnered with local businessmen David Schwartz and Jimmy Trujillo, owner of GAME BALTIMORE: Sports and Spirit, which hosted the event.Bringing New Orleans Jazz to Baltimore was a dream of a lifetime for David Shulman. “For many years I’ve enjoyed the music and cuisine of New Orleans and wanted to bring this authentic New Orleans experience to our Baltimore community.”As a physical therapist, David specializes in musicians’ overuse injuries. He treats musicians at his office in Towson, Maryland, and at The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. He is also a member of the Peabody Music and Medicine Task Force. He is a guest lecturer at music conservatories and college music programs around the country.