Krewe of Muses Shoe

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Related: Guide to Traditional Jazz Camps for Adults, By Banu Gibson

We received the following letter just a little late for press time.


At the New Orleans Trad Jazz Camp that Banu Gibson described in her article in the December issue, there was an auction to benefit their scholarship program.  In the auction was a Muse Shoe that she made (photo attached).

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Banu is a member of The Krewe of Muses, an all-female krewe. In addition to the float and parade every year, they have a tradition of making Muse Shoes which are very popular and highly sought after.  I do not live in New Orleans and was not aware of The Krewe of Muses and the wonderful work they do.  I just saw the most beautiful shoe I had ever seen and knew I had to buy it for my wife.

I was already in awe of Banu for the awesome job she does organizing and running the New Orleans Trad Jazz Camp (together with Leslie Cooper) and for her incredible talent as a jazz musician and wonderful abilities as a teacher.  I am all the more impressed with her dedication and contribution to the world of Traditional New Orleans Jazz.

Kerry Vesper,

Vesper Sculpture & Design, LLC
www.kerryvesper.com

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