Mint Improvisation

A dynamic conference bringing together internationally known performers, artists and scholars in an exploration of improvisation across the arts – cuisine, music, literature, visual arts, politics and oral history.

Zarouhie Abdalian | Courtney Bryan | Ben Burkett Mel Chin | Theo Eliezer | Randy Fertel | Ham Fish Paul Goussot | Chris Kaminstein | Richard McCarthy | Stephen Nachmanovitch | Davia Nelson Jenna Sherry | Gwen Thompkins | Rob Wallace | Alice Waters | Matt Wuerker


Just sitting down to the keynote and culinary kickoff for the Tricentennial event entitled “New Orleans Gift To the Modern World, improvisation.” Randy Fertel, organizer and author begins with Funky Butt Blues (Buddy Bolden’s Blues) using Jelly Roll Morton’s version:

Open up that window, and let that bad air out.

About DW

New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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