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century music, received national acclaim when his soundtrack for Louis Malle's film Pretty Baby was nominated for an Academy Award and the original cast album of the Off-Broadway smash hit One Mo' Time won a coveted Grammy Award nomination. Edegrean's 1967 discovery of a treasure trove of original orchestrated rags in the Tulane University Jazz Archives led to his formation of the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, at that time the only group in the country playing classical ragtime - some six years before The Sting. In addition to four years at the Village Gate, Musical Director Edegran's arrangements for One Mo' Time captivated audiences throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. A year's run in London was crowned by a Royal Command Performance for the Queen. In New Orleans, Lars is the leader and banjo player of the Riverwalk Jazz Band, a strolling group that entertains the shoppers at the Rouse Company's Riverwalk Market Place. He also performs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The Lars Edegran New Orleans Jazz Band, featuring various vocalists from the One Mo' Time show, regularly appears in Europe. Lars has recorded with such jazz greats as Doc Cheatham, Sammy Price, George Lewis, Louis Nelson, Jim Robinson, Jabbo Smith, Percy Humphrey Louis Barbarin and many more. Recently Lars made a recording with country singer k.d. Lang to be used in the upcoming movie Dick Tracy. 

PEPSI BETHEL's (Choreographer) Off-

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Broadway credits include the recent smash hit Staggerlee, and One Mo' Time at the Village Gate in 1978. He also choreographed the film version of One Mo' Time in Vienna and That's It in London. He was Production Consultant for the Village Gate's hit Sing Hallelujah! Mr. Bethel is the founder of the American Authentic Jazz Dance Theatre Foundation, which dedicates itself to the preservation of authentic jazz dance. The company received a grant for making a documentary film that has been included in the dance collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' dance collection in New York City. Mr. Bethel was a faculty member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center for 10 years and is currently an active faculty member of the New Dance Group of Performing Arts. In 1969 Mr. Bethel toured nine African countries with the Mura Dehn Jazz Theatre.

BILL DILLARD (Trumpet/Vocals), 79, has performed with a virtual who's who of jazz including such greats as Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter and Louis Armstrong. Dillard has appeared in several B'way shows including Carmen Jones and Porgy and Bess, and toured with the British, Australian and Canadian productions of One Mo' Time. He was a staff musician with the NBC orchestra for several years and performed with the original company of Black and Blue in Paris. Most recently, Dillard

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