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Banjoist Don Vappie, born in New Orleans, is descended from a long line of New Orleans musicians that goes back to the nineteenth century. Once a featured performer in the Preservation Hall Band, he now leads and tours with the Creole Jazz Serenaders. Recent recordings with the Creole Jazz Serenaders include Banjo A La Creole and Swing Out. With the Creole Jazz Serenaders, his music incorporates the musical legacy of the New Orleans Creole culture, a society that sprang from the mixture of French, Spanish, African and American Indian people with strong ties to the Caribbean Islands. Don Vappie, known for his original banjo style, also plays mandolin, guitar, and string bass and is a vocalist as well. Having been recently nominated to the Four String Banjo Hall of Fame, he has also transcribed many early jazz recordings of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver and others. Over the past ten years he has appeared as a regular guest with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz At Lincoln Center.

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