Thursday, March 30, 2006

Adrian Leeds, ¨New Orleans After Katrina¨, Sunday 2 April at 18h30

Adrian Leeds, Native New Orleanian and Resident of Paris
Editor of Parler Paris and French Property Insider Newsletters
Director of French Property Consultation Services
Author of Leeds Good Value Guide to Paris Restaurants
Co-coordinator of Parler Parlor French English Conversation Group

Adrian will share with us her personal experience revisiting New Orleans after Katrina, what the state of the city is today and how the French and the French government has helped and is still helping bring the city back to life through her personal photos, essays and experiences

In the Marais. At our friends trendy and spacious apartment on rue des Rosiers. Exact address and code given upon reservation. M° St. Paul.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Leah Chase, Sultry New Orleans Vocalist, Sunday 19 March at 18h30,


Sunday 19 March at 18h30 ( Happy Hour is at 18h30. Then Dinner.
Then the Talk.)

Our guest of honor will be:

Leah Chase
New Orleans Vocalist

Sultry New Orleans Jazz Vocalist Leah Chase Shares All: Reminisces.
Stories, Anecdotes

Describing the Leah style on her CD: AT LAST : Her deliberate,
silky-smooth rendition adds new flavor to the old school classic, while
inspiring listeners to push the replay button.

Her artistry is sensual and soul stirring. Leah is a versatile singer,
who makes a smooth transition from jazz-laden love songs such as Love
Me Again to the up tempo In This Town. She wants the audience to feel as
if they have actually lived the song along with her. A very
visual performer, Leah quickly establishes a warm rapport with her
audience. She exudes latent but smouldering sensuality that is comfortably
blended with an excellent comedic sense.

A second-generation musician, Leah is the daughter of famous New
Orleans restauranteurs Dooky Chase, Jr. and Leah Chase. Her Father, Dooky,
once led a big band in New Orleans which also performed abroad. Her
maternal namesake, Leah Sr., is an engaging dynamo of activity and chief
chef at Dooky ChaseĆ¢€™s Restaurant. Her father Edgar (Dooky) Chase was
the leader of the Reminisces Dooky Chase Orchestra and the sound of his
trumpet filled their New Orleans home.

Leah Chase graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a
degree in Vocal Performance. She completed one year of graduate study at
The Juilliard School in New York, before leaving to pursue her true love Jazz.

She is currently an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of New
Orleans in the Jazz Studies Division.

Wednesdays Soiree on L'ile St Louis

We had a great soiree last night. All went well and there was a great turn out. George Nelsen came along and gave us a few tunes on his trumbone and as usual the food was great. Due to increasing demands for my recipies I am considering collaborating with Tom Byrne to produce a St Louis en L'ile cookbook.