Jun 072014
 
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra threw a block party on Saturday afternoon at the Central City fire station on Martin Luther King boulevard. Free food and activities were provided for attendees.

Trombonist Michael Watson of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra allowed interested kids to play his trombone. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Trombonist Michael Watson of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra allowed interested kids to play his trombone. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Irvin Mayfield, the leader of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

Irvin Mayfield, the leader of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Complimentary burgers and hot dogs provided by Uptown Campus Dining. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Complimentary burgers and hot dogs provided by Uptown Campus Dining. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Joshua Keys serves complimentary bread pudding from Cafe Reconcile. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Joshua Keys serves complimentary bread pudding from Cafe Reconcile. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Jennifer Burg (left) and Daniel Momont (right) of Jack and Jake's organic food market pack bags of fresh produce. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Jennifer Burg (left) and Daniel Momont (right) of Jack and Jake’s organic food market pack bags of fresh produce. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Horns and reeds from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra lead a mini second line before the whole Orchestra began to play. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Horns and reeds from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra lead a mini second line before the whole Orchestra began to play. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

District B councilwoman LaToya Cantrell addresses the crowd before the Orchestra performs. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

District B councilwoman LaToya Cantrell addresses the crowd before the Orchestra performs. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Timothy McConnell, chief at the Central City Fire Station, addressed the crowd before the Orchestra performed. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Timothy McConnell, chief at the Central City Fire Station, addressed the crowd before the Orchestra performed. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees found relief from the 90 degree heat inside the fire station. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees found relief from the 90 degree heat inside the fire station. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Steve Masakowski, guitarist and UNO professor, with the Orchestra. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Steve Masakowski with the Orchestra. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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