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Confetti Park

Apr 30, 2015

In this episode of Confetti Park, Katy Ray interviews Johnette Downing, award-winning children's music and author. Through her books and songs, Johnettte shares Louisiana culture with kids around the world.

Johnette will be appearing at Jazz Fest this year; it is her 23rd year at the fest!

In this interview Johnette discusses how she came to play children’s music, and how the jazz sounds of New Orleans inspired her as a child. As an adult, she got to record a CD of children’s songs with Jimmy LaRocca's Original Dixieland Jazz Band, which she considers one of her crowing achievements.

She also discusses the importance of parents enjoying music and dancing with their children. Jazz Fest is great for that!!!

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