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Freedom Center hosts New Orleans style jazz concert

New Orleans Jazz Concert featuring Ashlin Parker and the University of CIncinnati Jazz Orchestra National Underground Railroad Freedom Center:30 p.m., Friday, March 3

The boisterous notes of New Orleans’s opulent Mardi Gras will fill the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center during a concert March 3. A companion to the Freedom Center’s Black History Month programming, the New Orleans Mardi Gras Concert is a celebration of music and culture featuring New Orleans-based jazz trumpeter Ashlin Parker and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music’s Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dr. Scott Belck. The Saturday night concert promises an evening with all the revelry and flair of Mardi Gras, followed by a reception and meet-and-greet with the Ashlin Parker. Tickets for the live concert are $25 for the public and $20 for Freedom Center Members and are available now at