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Don Vappie (2014)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Interview, Performance

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-04-05

Duration: 00:07:16

Subjects: Vappie, Don, 1956- | JAZZ | CREOLES | Music | Arts


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Vappie, Don Interviewee
  • Vappie, Don Performer
  • Esneault, Mike Performer
  • Hinson, David Performer
  • Jones, John Performer


This segment from the April 5, 2014, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Tika Laudun’s interview with Don Vappie, a Creole jazz musician and composer from New Orleans. Vappie also performs three original songs in the LPB studios in Baton Rouge, “Flying Horses,” “Opportunities,” and “Verona,” with the accompaniment of Mike Esneault on keyboard, David Hinson on bass, and John Jones on drums. Host: James Fox-Smith