The Pointe Coupée Historical Society invites you to the 2021 Jazz Brunch at Bonnie Glen. The original owner of the property, Antoine Gosserand, arrived in Pointe Coupee in 1720 and settled at Bonnie Glen in 1758. The property and the home has remained in the same family since the land was purchased and is currently owed by David and Jeanne Curet James, eighth generation to Bonnie Glen. Guests will be welcome to enjoy a tour of the home prior to the brunch.
Jazz Brunch is scheduled for May 23rd and promises to be a delightful outing on gorgeous grounds, featuring heritage plants that were grown in Louisiana gardens before 1860, and an ancient live oak called the Bonnie Glen Oak rests on the property and is on the Live Oak Society Register.
Music will be provided by the St. Cyr Jazz Band features the talents of Mark St. Cyr, a native of New Orleans, whose style incorporates influences from school marching bands, church services, and New Orleans Jazz. Mark is a descendant of Johnny St. Cyr, early banjoist for the great Louis Armstrong. The St. Cyr Jazz band will also feature professor and jazz clarinetist Dr. Michael White, founder of the Original Liberty Jazz Band, a resident artist at the Lincoln Center, and a frequent collaborator with Wynton Marsalis. Other band members are Mitchell Player on bass, Seva Venet on banjo and Sarah Robinson on vocals.
The Pointe Coupee Historical Society is a non-profit Louisiana Corporation whose mission is to foster interest in history, particularly that of Pointe Coupee Parish; encourage collection and preservation of objects and structures historically significant to Pointe Coupee Parish; encourage the study, preservation and practice of customs that define the culture and natural history of the parish; present educational and cultural programs to the citizens of Pointe Coupee for the enrichment of lives and the furthering of education; and maintain the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center for the benefit of the parish. Proceeds from the brunch will further the work of the Historical Society.
There is a limited number of 150 tickets. Garden Party attire is encouraged.
Tickets are $125 per person.
9177 False River Dr.
New Roads, LA 70760