Equinox Terrace to Throw a Mardi Gras Festival

Equinox Terrace to Throw a Mardi Gras Festival

Equinox Terrace to Throw a Mardi Gras Festival

Equinox Terrace Assisted Living is bringing the sounds of New Orleans and the colorful festivities of Mardi Gras to its community for residents and the public to enjoy on Friday, February 21, at 2 p.m., with green, gold and purple decorations, beads, masks, refreshments and a jazz concert from the popular Dixieland band New Steel Pier Jazz Band led by Woody Strobeck. Strobeck says the band is particularly fond of performing at Equinox Terrace. “My favorite part about performing is the joy the music brings to the audience,” said Strobeck. “Playing at Equinox Terrace is like playing at home. We are always asked at the end of our concerts when we are coming back.” The 73-year-old Strobeck has a lot of experience with toe-tapping Dixieland, a New Orleans-style jazz, from his 20 years playing on a Mississippi-style riverboat on Lake George. He taught music for 33 years in New York; one of his former students is now the band director. He later taught music part-time in Vermont where his love of jazz spread to several of his students. The Syracuse native’s own love for the genre came after meeting Louis Armstrong in 1957. The concert is a trip back in time because the band performs the music of the residents’ youth. It also happens to be the same music the band grew up listening to and enjoying.  Anyone interested in attending should contact Jennifer Mulcock at [email protected] or the Equinox Terrace concierge at 802-362-5141.

Equinox Terrace Assisted Living is bringing the sounds of New Orleans and the colorful festivities of Mardi Gras to its community for residents and the public to enjoy on Friday, February 21, at 2 p.m., with green, gold and purple decorations, beads, masks, refreshments and a jazz concert from the popular Dixieland band New Steel Pier Jazz Band led by Woody Strobeck. Strobeck says the band is particularly fond of performing at Equinox Terrace. “My favorite part about performing is the joy the music brings to the audience,” said Strobeck. “Playing at Equinox Terrace is like playing at home. We are always asked at the end of our concerts when we are coming back.” The 73-year-old Strobeck has a lot of experience with toe-tapping Dixieland, a New Orleans-style jazz, from his 20 years playing on a Mississippi-style riverboat on Lake George. He taught music for 33 years in New York; one of his former students is now the band director. He later taught music part-time in Vermont where his love of jazz spread to several of his students. The Syracuse native’s own love for the genre came after meeting Louis Armstrong in 1957. The concert is a trip back in time because the band performs the music of the residents’ youth. It also happens to be the same music the band grew up listening to and enjoying.  Anyone interested in attending should contact Jennifer Mulcock at [email protected] or the Equinox Terrace concierge at 802-362-5141.

 

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