When: Fri., June 6, 8 p.m. 2014
Saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. comes from impressive stock. His father, Big Chief Donald Harrison, was a famed Mardi Gras Indian who inspired his son to embrace the musical heritage beneath the elaborate costumes of colorful feathers and intricate beading. As chief of the Congo Square Nation, Harrison Jr. honors this dynamic culture with jazz arrangements that incorporate the best of the bayou. Known as “The King of Nouveau Swing,” he and the Congo Square Nation Afro-New Orleans Cultural Group take the stage as part of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Music lovers can expect a visual feast that merges contemporary tunes with dancing, drumming and more.