Doreen Ketchens is widely considered one of
the cultural ambassadors of New Orleans and
of the city's traditional music.
Nicknamed "Lady Louis" because of her ability
to hit and hold powerful high notes, and her
love of Armstrong's performance style.
Doreen Ketchens' sings the
clarinet. Her sheer emotion
and passion allows her to
channel her soul through
This outstanding extension
of Doreen Ketchens' soul,
cannot be taught by man...
no amount of music theory
or degrees can teach what
Doreen Ketchens has.
This pure connection with
music is truly a gift from
Doreen Ketchens was born
to do this, and this is what
music is all about.
Doreen Ketchens (born October 3, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a jazz clarinetist who performs Dixieland and Trad Jazz. She is one of the first and few female bandleaders in New Orleans, and a musical educator. She has performed at concert halls, music festivals, and U.S. embassies, as well as in decades of weekly performances in Dixieland's tradition in the Royal Street Performing Arts Zone in the French Quarter of New Orleans with her band, Doreen's Jazz New Orleans.
Some students have made claims that
listening to certain types of music such as:
Mozart's Sonata for Two Piano's in D Major,
before taking a test,
helped improve their test scores.
According to some experts...
music, such as Mozart's Sonata,
has been known for releasing neurons in the brain...
which helps the body to relax.