Networking Dinner

ISSHP 2014 Networking Dinner will be held Tuesday night, at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World on October 28, 2014 from 6pm - 9pm. Our guest is Dr. Michael White, a New Orleans Traditional Jazz Clarinetist and Jazz Historian. Dr. White will entertain us with the history of Jazz in New Orleans. Come enjoy the best New Orleans has to offer – good food and good jazz. Tickets are $100 each and may be purchased in advance through registration (or at the meeting if not sold out).

Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World
Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras world is located just a few blocks from the Hilton Hotel at:

1380 Port Of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130

The breathtaking parade floats for major parades not only for Mardi Gras, but for parades all over the world. Mardi Gras parades would be nothing without the fantastical floats that line the parade route year after year. The hard work that goes into making these spectacles is what makes Mardi Gras in New Orleans the greatest show on Earth! There are plenty of opportunities for photos in front of floats so don't forget to bring your camera! Mardi Gras World website:

Dr. Michael White
Dr. Michael White has been instrumental in keeping alive the New Orleans jazz tradition of his ancestors, some of whom were among the earliest jazz musicians. A professor of Spanish and African American Music at Xavier University in New Orleans, White has become well known on the jazz scene. He performs, writes and lectures on jazz, and is among a very few current clarinetists to develop an original authentic interpretation of the exciting New Orleans style.

He has been widely acknowledged as an expert in the field of traditional New Orleans jazz, and often functions as a consultant, board member or commissioner for a number of local, state, and national organizations and institutions. He currently serves as a commissioner of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior. He has coordinated, performed in and hosted numerous jazz programs for Jazz at Lincoln Center, several universities and many other organizations.

See more of his information at