New Orleans Style Jazz Memorial Set for Heide Lore Deleuil March 22 in Cocoa Beach
By Space Coast Daily // February 14, 2020
Heide passed away January 18 at Cape Canaveral Hospital at age 79
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – You are invited to be a part of Heide Lore Deleuil’s New Orleans style jazz memorial on Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. in Downtown Cocoa Beach.
Heide passed away Saturday, January 18, at 5:35 p.m. at Cape Canaveral Hospital at the age of 79.
She was born of Guenther and Gertrude Zaapletal Cisotti in Vienna Austria, Dec. 5, 1940. Heide Lore was wed to Edmund Deleuil in Kitzbuehel, Austria on August 26.1985.
She emigrated to Cocoa Beach, Florida in 1985 and became a U.S. citizen.
Heide Lore and Edmund acquired the Heidelberg Restaurant in 1986. She established Heidi’s Jazz Club in 1992.
The Heidelberg and Heidi’s Jazz Club earned accolades throughout Florida and beyond. The Jazz Club has been a cultural fixture in Cocoa Beach, a venue for musicians and music lovers.
Heidi made significant charitable contributions to her community as she devoted herself tirelessly to local programs and schools. It is recommended in lieu of flowers, to donate to the music scholarship program of Satellite Beach High School and Cocoa Beach High School.
NEW ORLEANS STYLE JAZZ MEMORIAL IS MAJOR CELEBRATION
Heide’s celebration of life that will be held at Heidi’s Jazz Club is a New Orleans style jazz memorial, which is seen as “a major” celebration.
This is to be a celebration of Heidi’s life as much as a mourning of her passing, though funerals would seem an unlikely source for such a festive tradition, the jazz funeral celebrates life.
Jazz was a part of Heidi’s everyday life, so it stands to reason that it would also be an important part of her passing. Second Line parades create a sense of community among participants, and the public nature of the spectacle makes parading a powerful representation.
They are joyous and vibrant affairs, celebrating life at the point of death while remaining respectful to the deceased and the gravitas of the occasion.
These funerals/memorials, while not as wild and colorful as the famed Mardi Gras parades, are truly something to behold and be a part of and you are invited to be part of the Second Line.
Parade master Sybil Gage will be dressed in formal regalia will lead the processional, followed by Heidi’s Jass Band, which will pave the way for Eddie riding in the horse and decorated carriage.
As the parade begins Heidi’s, the Jazz Band will play music that starts off heavy and sad but soon turns celebratory. Everybody dances.
This is when strangers and onlookers join in forming the second line, dancing and celebrating on the route as processional makes its way to the stage in front of Heidi’s Jazz Club, where a jazz jam hosted by Ron Teixeira will follow, and many special guest musicians are expected.
There is a tradition for decorated umbrellas and handkerchiefs in the second line. The tradition originated from the famous New Orleans jazz funerals. Those who did not have the umbrellas and wanted to join in the festivities would grab the nearest white handkerchief to wave in the air.
Attendees are encouraged you to bring your umbrella, decorated or not, and join the Second Line. Grand deuil (black, formal mourning wear) is the usual attire, some in their Sunday go to meetin’ attire, however, all are welcome dress-up attire is not a requirement.
Attendees should meet in the parking lot behind the Cocoa Beach City Hall at 2 p.m. as the processional will start at 3 p.m., proceed around the block, and up and down Minuteman Causeway, ending at the stage in from of Heidi’s Jazz Club for a jazz jam to remember.
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