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UPCOMING EVENTS AT CARVER THEATER

with TBC Brass Band, Slick Leo, Big Chief David Montana of the Washitaw Nation
Sun February 26, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in the 7th and 9th Wards in New Orleans, Louisiana. They sought to avoid the l... Read more

To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in the 7th and 9th Wards in New Orleans, Louisiana. They sought to avoid the life that befell many of their friends and classmates involving drugs and violence by creating a jazz and brass band. The band started at Carver Senior High School in New Orleans where the band's eventual leader and tuba player, Jason Slack, borrowed instruments from Carver's band director. Some of the instruments were taped together. For example, the tuba was taped with duct tape to patch a hole in the horn. The band received permission from Carver's principal to play a set on the school grounds. The school's reaction simply was "wow," and the TBC Brass Band was on its way.

TBC started with no manager and no guaranteed gigs so the band played on the streets of New Orleans, establishing a presence on the corner of the legendary Bourbon and Canal Streets in the French Quarter. The band quickly became popular, and hordes of fans spontaneously surrounded the band and danced around the band's regular street corner. As explanation for the band members' support and love for another, the band's trumpet player succinctly states "We sometimes say, we're all we got. Well, we're all we got."

In addition, TBC continued the time-honored New Orleans tradition of leading "second line" parades at funerals of members of their community. Second line is a unique New Orleans parade where a jazz band accompanies the family of the deceased at the grave site with somber tunes. But once outside the cemetery, as the procession hits the streets, the band erupts into celebratory life-affirming music as the bereaved dance in celebration of the life of the deceased.

-from Wikipedia


with Washboard Chaz, Ron Hacker, JuJu Child, Dick Deluxe, Smoky Greenwell Band
Mon February 27, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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 Featuring Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! Our Lundi Gras Blues Party will be rocking, with music by Washboard Chaz, Ron Hacker, JuJu Child, and Dick Deluxe, all backed by The Smoky Greenwell Band!... Read more

 Featuring Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

Our Lundi Gras Blues Party will be rocking, with music by Washboard Chaz, Ron Hacker, JuJu Child, and Dick Deluxe, all backed by The Smoky Greenwell Band!


Tue February 28, 2017 10:00 PM CST (Doors: 9:00 PM )
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G Herbo hails from "Terror Town" in Chicago's East Side, one of the most notorious crime-ridden areas in the country. This lethal and cutthroat environment inspired Herbo to become this generation's premier voice for the voiceless. ... Read more

G Herbo hails from "Terror Town" in Chicago's East Side, one of the most notorious crime-ridden areas in the country. This lethal and cutthroat environment inspired Herbo to become this generation's premier voice for the voiceless. G Herbo has the life experience, lyrical dexterity, and the vocal inflection of someone far beyond his mere 20 years. No one in the game paints a more deft and vivid picture of the complexities of young street life in America like G Herbo.

In the summer of 2012, Herbo released "Kill Shit" with fellow Chicago emcee and childhood friend Lil Bibby. The song became an instant internet sensation, garnering national attention for the artists with over 12 million YouTube views to date.

Herbo has already released 4 mixtapes and "Welcome to Fazoland" (2014) received critical acclaim --praised by Complex magazine and several other publications for his “dexterous” rapping style as well as the project's “Titanic drill beats” and “contemporary vitality.”

On September 29, 2015, G Herbo released his highly anticipated project "Ballin Like I'm Kobe" which has been widely regarded as his best work yet.


Thu March 2, 2017 9:00 PM CST (Doors: 8:00 PM )
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Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in... Read more

Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in the 7th and 9th Wards in New Orleans, Louisiana. They sought to avoid the life that befell many of their friends and classmates involving drugs and violence by creating a jazz and brass band. The band started at Carver Senior High School in New Orleans where the band's eventual leader and tuba player, Jason Slack, borrowed instruments from Carver's band director. Some of the instruments were taped together. For example, the tuba was taped with duct tape to patch a hole in the horn. The band received permission from Carver's principal to play a set on the school grounds. The school's reaction simply was "wow," and the TBC Brass Band was on its way.

TBC started with no manager and no guaranteed gigs so the band played on the streets of New Orleans, establishing a presence on the corner of the legendary Bourbon and Canal Streets in the French Quarter. The band quickly became popular, and hordes of fans spontaneously surrounded the band and danced around the band's regular street corner. As explanation for the band members' support and love for another, the band's trumpet player succinctly states "We sometimes say, we're all we got. Well, we're all we got."

In addition, TBC continued the time-honored New Orleans tradition of leading "second line" parades at funerals of members of their community. Second line is a unique New Orleans parade where a jazz band accompanies the family of the deceased at the grave site with somber tunes. But once outside the cemetery, as the procession hits the streets, the band erupts into celebratory life-affirming music as the bereaved dance in celebration of the life of the deceased.

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with Johnny Sansone, Brian Sivils, Smoky Greenwell Band
Mon March 6, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Monday Night Blues Series, featuring Urban South Craft Beer, drink specials, and more!


Wed March 8, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Featuring La Cocinita food truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials, and more! FREE swing dance lessons begin at 7pm, taught by the NOLA Jitterbug's Chance Bushman! New Orleans based traditional jazz band, reviving and refreshing the music o... Read more

Featuring La Cocinita food truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials, and more!

FREE swing dance lessons begin at 7pm, taught by the NOLA Jitterbug's Chance Bushman!

New Orleans based traditional jazz band, reviving and refreshing the music of the 1920s and 30s for todays listeners, swing dancers and jazz lovers.

Smoking Time can handily go an entire evening without playing anything that can be easily recognized, and singer Sarah Peterson “has a way with words to tunes that many of us never knew had lyrics.” -Steve Steinburg Offbeat Magazine

The front section of the band is anything but sedate, one moment they are jumping to their feet to solo all at once, or at even at one point, to jump off the bandstand and grab willing members of the crowd for a dance around. I can't remember the last time I saw a band swing as hard as they do. 
-Noah Bordeu ,"Got To Keep Movin'" January 2013


Thu March 9, 2017 9:00 PM CST (Doors: 8:00 PM )
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Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in... Read more

Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in the 7th and 9th Wards in New Orleans, Louisiana. They sought to avoid the life that befell many of their friends and classmates involving drugs and violence by creating a jazz and brass band. The band started at Carver Senior High School in New Orleans where the band's eventual leader and tuba player, Jason Slack, borrowed instruments from Carver's band director. Some of the instruments were taped together. For example, the tuba was taped with duct tape to patch a hole in the horn. The band received permission from Carver's principal to play a set on the school grounds. The school's reaction simply was "wow," and the TBC Brass Band was on its way.

TBC started with no manager and no guaranteed gigs so the band played on the streets of New Orleans, establishing a presence on the corner of the legendary Bourbon and Canal Streets in the French Quarter. The band quickly became popular, and hordes of fans spontaneously surrounded the band and danced around the band's regular street corner. As explanation for the band members' support and love for another, the band's trumpet player succinctly states "We sometimes say, we're all we got. Well, we're all we got."

In addition, TBC continued the time-honored New Orleans tradition of leading "second line" parades at funerals of members of their community. Second line is a unique New Orleans parade where a jazz band accompanies the family of the deceased at the grave site with somber tunes. But once outside the cemetery, as the procession hits the streets, the band erupts into celebratory life-affirming music as the bereaved dance in celebration of the life of the deceased.

from Wikipedia


Sat March 11, 2017 10:00 PM CST (Doors: 9:00 PM )
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In the entertainment business, there are precious few people who can go simply by one name. Cher. Kanye. Mick. Merle. There are others, but to this list you might want to add the name “Davis.” Currently he's an underground sensation, ... Read more

In the entertainment business, there are precious few people who can go simply by one name. Cher. Kanye. Mick. Merle. There are others, but to this list you might want to add the name “Davis.” Currently he's an underground sensation, on the cusp of something, of this everyone is sure, but nobody can say what. However, it is certain that it's something good. If you take the enthusiasm and playfulness of early New Orleans rhythm and blues, add to that the cynical wit of Randy Newman, the rock meets jazz sensibilities of early Steely Dan, and the mocking humor that runs through the works of Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Frank Zappa, and Earl King, you begin to describe the music of ”The Real Davis,” Davis Rogan. 
 Davis Rogan grew up in New Orleans, and even though he can cook a mean gumbo, he doesn't sweat red beans and rice nor does he indulge in neon red drinks in glasses named for storms. He came up in the Carrollton neighborhood midway between Tulane University and the Maple Leaf Bar. Although New Orleans music has always been a part of his universe, he also had a great attraction to punk rock, hip-hop, and straight up rock 'n' roll. When the Texas noise psychos the Butthole Surfers used to come to town, they'd hang out with Davis. He can quote liberally from the work of both go-go genius Charles Brown and New Orleans bounce/rap pioneers Mystikal and UNLV. That music co-existed with piano lessons from New Orleans professors Ed Frank (piano player on many of the early New Orleans rhythm and blues hits), Professor Longhair disciple Jon Cleary, and master of traditional piano Tom McDermott. He caught one of Professor Longhair's last gigs and ventured out to hear the Meters on the Tulane quad. 


Although funky, “The Once and Future D.J.” is not funk. It's great songs with witty yet meaningful lyrics that might be taken right out of a person's life. (If you're looking for gossip or dirt, this is not the place, honey.) It has great hooks and sing-a-long choruses. And in the first issue that New Orleans music magazine Offbeat put out after the flood, critic John Swenson gave it a deservedly great review, saying, “his fevered mind seems to be turning over clever ideas almost faster than he can process them...”

And now Davis has recorded his second solo record, “The Real Davis.” It's a straight up continuation and development from his first with catchy songs, fun arrangements, and great lyrics. Whether explaining the truth about his life after the myth of his character on Treme, lamenting the pitfalls of drinking bourbon, explaining the seductive powers of a good French soup, or covering a Big Star classic written by his late neighbor Alex Chilton, Davis has put together an excellent record that not only lodges in your head after one listen, but will grow on you ever more. And it combines the singer/songwriter idea with classic New Orleans rhythm and blues, a winning combination if there ever was one. Almost no one does New Orleans rhythm and blues these days, and those who do perform it like it's still 1958. Davis makes that New Orleans tradition true to today,yesterday, and at least two weeks from today. But even if you don't know that, you'll still dig the record. It's got that inimitable, indescribable thing that could be called heart. Or soul.


with Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Mason Ruffner, John Lisi, St Louis Slim, James Winfield, Smoky Greenwell Band
Mon March 13, 2017 8:00 PM CDT (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Featuring Urban South Craft Beer, drink specials, and more!


Wed March 15, 2017 8:00 PM CDT (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Miss Sophie Lee does a lot of dreaming nowadays—a lot of the songs on her new disc, Traverse This Universe, were literally dreamed up. And when it comes to her life and work in New Orleans, she’s dreaming big. Before the year is out ... Read more

Miss Sophie Lee does a lot of dreaming nowadays—a lot of the songs on her new disc, Traverse This Universe, were literally dreamed up. And when it comes to her life and work in New Orleans, she’s dreaming big. Before the year is out she’ll have opened two new music and food hotspots—to join the one she’s already got, the popular Three Muses on Frenchmen Street. Meanwhile she’s released her fourth album, first in three years, and most accomplished one yet. In a city where the music and restaurant biz are equally exclusive, the Chicago-transplanted Lee is pulling both off in style.

“If you ask me what I do, being a mom would come first, then a singer. And I guess I’m a reluctant restaurateur, but one that really loves it. Before Three Muses happened I probably spent my whole life taking notes, looking at what worked and didn’t. And music’s been part of my life since I grew up taking piano lessons. So things just happen at the right time—and sometimes they all happen at the same time.”

Born in Chicago from a racially mixed background—her mother was Korean, her father was black with roots in Mississippi and Tallulah, Louisiana—Lee grew up studying classical piano and later took up guitar as a rock/pop songwriter. Moving to town before Katrina, she worked at the Belle Fourche restaurant (now Vaso) on Frenchmen and immersed herself in jazz, figuring that her own writing would benefit from a dose of the classics. The Spotted Cat became one of her first regular gigs; she still plays there weekly even though it’s across the street from her own place. As she told OffBeat in an earlier interview, “They say that New Orleans is a place where you either lose yourself or find yourself. I’m one of the lucky ones.”

There’s a bit of elegance in everything Miss Sophie does. Three Muses is one of Frenchmen’s more inviting spots, with its dim lights, acoustic music and room for conversation (and the cocktails absolutely don’t hurt). As a singer she’s become known for a silky approach that harks back to an earlier, more romantic era of jazz singing. The new disc’s opener “You & Me (The Universe)” is a prime example: The lyrics promise both undying love and a trip round the planet; Aurora Nealand’s clarinet curls around Lee’s voice, and Matt Bell’s Hawaiian-styled guitar solo adds to the exotica. It conjures visions of a long-ago time when lovers and world travelers really knew how to live.


Thu March 16, 2017 9:00 PM CDT (Doors: 8:00 PM )
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Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in... Read more

Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in the 7th and 9th Wards in New Orleans, Louisiana. They sought to avoid the life that befell many of their friends and classmates involving drugs and violence by creating a jazz and brass band. The band started at Carver Senior High School in New Orleans where the band's eventual leader and tuba player, Jason Slack, borrowed instruments from Carver's band director. Some of the instruments were taped together. For example, the tuba was taped with duct tape to patch a hole in the horn. The band received permission from Carver's principal to play a set on the school grounds. The school's reaction simply was "wow," and the TBC Brass Band was on its way.

TBC started with no manager and no guaranteed gigs so the band played on the streets of New Orleans, establishing a presence on the corner of the legendary Bourbon and Canal Streets in the French Quarter. The band quickly became popular, and hordes of fans spontaneously surrounded the band and danced around the band's regular street corner. As explanation for the band members' support and love for another, the band's trumpet player succinctly states "We sometimes say, we're all we got. Well, we're all we got."

In addition, TBC continued the time-honored New Orleans tradition of leading "second line" parades at funerals of members of their community. Second line is a unique New Orleans parade where a jazz band accompanies the family of the deceased at the grave site with somber tunes. But once outside the cemetery, as the procession hits the streets, the band erupts into celebratory life-affirming music as the bereaved dance in celebration of the life of the deceased.

from Wikipedia


Fri March 17, 2017 10:00 PM CDT (Doors: 9:00 PM )
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In the year 2010, a brand new sound was born. The Brass-A-Holics joined the ranks of the time honored traditions, culture and music that have come out of the great city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The band consists of core New Orleans brass element... Read more

In the year 2010, a brand new sound was born. The Brass-A-Holics joined the ranks of the time honored traditions, culture and music that have come out of the great city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The band consists of core New Orleans brass elements – trombone, trumpet, saxophone, and features a full drum set, percussion, keyboard, bass and electric guitars. A Brass-A-Holics show is a singular experience where you will hear influences of Chuck Brown, Miles Davis, Nirvana, John Coltrane, Wham, Cyndi Lauper, Kanye West, and Louis Armstrong all in one energetic set! 

The band was conceived in the mind of Trombonist, Winston Turner, whose roots stem from the St. Augustine High School Marching 100, the Southern University Human Jukebox, The Pinstripes Brass Band, and The Soul Rebels Brass Band. 
He created the Brass-A-Holics with the vision of merging the unrivaled New Orleans brass sound with Washington DC's Go-Go groove.

The Brass-A-Holics have an international presence performing festivals in New Orleans, Miami, Washington DC, New York, Brazil, and are set to perform in Israel in August 2015. Over time, the band has shared the stage with a number of notable artists in the likes of Allen Toussaint, Public Enemy, The Black Keys, Hall & Oates, Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals; and have also creatively collaborated with The Chuck Brown Band, Sugar Bear from EU, Rockin’Dopsie Jr, Big Freedia, and Dee-1.


Sat March 18, 2017 10:00 PM CDT (Doors: 9:00 PM )
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Jon Cleary Beyond Cleary’s considerable skills as a tunesmith he is equally renowned around the globe as an accomplished keyboardist and guitarist, and a deeply soulful vocalist. Cleary’s thirty-five years of intensive hands-on wo... Read more

Jon Cleary

Beyond Cleary’s considerable skills as a tunesmith he is equally renowned around the globe as an accomplished keyboardist and guitarist, and a deeply soulful vocalist. Cleary’s thirty-five years of intensive hands-on work on the Crescent City scene has made him a respected peer of such New Orleans R&B icons as Dr. John and Allen Toussaint... 

...Such diversity similarly characterizes the essence of Jon Cleary’s work and career. While thoroughly steeped in the classic Crescent City keyboard canon – from Jelly Roll Morton to Fats Domino to Art Neville, James Booker, and beyond – Cleary uses that century’s worth of pianistic brilliance as a point of departure to forge his own unique and eclectic style. As heard in the widely varied grooves and textures of GoGo Juice, Cleary’s sound incorporates such far-flung influences as ‘70s soul, gospel music, funk, Afro-Caribbean (and especially Afro-Cuban) rhythms and more. “I love New Orleans R&B, “ Cleary explains.  “I’m a student of it – and a fan, first and foremost.  But there’s little point in just going back and re-recording the old songs – although on my live solo shows, especially in New Orleans, I make a point of trying to keep the fast- disappearing tradition of the R&B pianist/singer alive by playing the old songs that are in danger of being forgotten. As for recording, however, I think the greatest New Orleans R&B records are the ones that built on what went before but also added something new. By writing new songs you get to channel all the music you absorb through your own individual set of filters – and the fun is in seeing what emerges.”

Cha Wa    

The infectious music and dazzling stage show of Cha Wa has been described as “funk with feathers” – a sound rooted in traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian music mixed with funk and soul, creating a non-stop groove machine. See the HBO series “Treme” for more details on the culture of Mardi Gras Indians, whose history dates in the Crescent City dates from 1885. Cha Wa, meaning “We’re coming for ya!” is a slang phrase used by every Mardi Gras Indian tribe. The band features legendary Mardi Gras Indians Irving “Honey” Banister and J’Wan Boudreaux on vocals and Kerry “Boom Boom” Vessell on bass drum, along with New Orleans music veterans Joe Gelini on drum set, John Fohl on guitar, Bill Richards on bass, and Steve Malinowski on organ.

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself on the corner of Second and Dryades on Mardi Gras Day, you will hear “Cha Wa” chanted in celebration throughout the streets. Cha Wa brings the New Orleans Second Line parade to the stage. Make sure to put on your dancing shoes!


with Chubby Carrier, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Johnny Sansone, Smoky Greenwell Band
Mon March 20, 2017 8:00 PM CDT (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Featuring Urban South Craft Beer, drink specials, and more!


Wed March 22, 2017 8:00 PM CDT (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Featuring the La Cocinita food truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more... FREE swing dance lessons begin at 7pm, taught by the NOLA Jitterbug's Chance Bushman! Snake and the Charmers is a 7 piece band, featuring a 3 piece horn sect... Read more

Featuring the La Cocinita food truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more...

FREE swing dance lessons begin at 7pm, taught by the NOLA Jitterbug's Chance Bushman!

Snake and the Charmers is a 7 piece band, featuring a 3 piece horn section. It is led by Jeff Snake Greenberg on piano and vocals. He is the 2014 recipient of the Piano Legacy Award – Masters of the Piano from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

The band evokes an era gone by. The music is from that transitional period after World War II up through the early 1960s, and features the music of the jump blues era, Ratpack tunes, old NOLA R&B, big band swing and even Palladium era Latin music. All of the music is highly danceable.

Snake and the Charmers are presenting music of a type and quality of music not normally heard anymore. Experience it for yourself.


Thu March 23, 2017 9:00 PM CDT (Doors: 8:00 PM )
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Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in... Read more

Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in the 7th and 9th Wards in New Orleans, Louisiana. They sought to avoid the life that befell many of their friends and classmates involving drugs and violence by creating a jazz and brass band. The band started at Carver Senior High School in New Orleans where the band's eventual leader and tuba player, Jason Slack, borrowed instruments from Carver's band director. Some of the instruments were taped together. For example, the tuba was taped with duct tape to patch a hole in the horn. The band received permission from Carver's principal to play a set on the school grounds. The school's reaction simply was "wow," and the TBC Brass Band was on its way.

TBC started with no manager and no guaranteed gigs so the band played on the streets of New Orleans, establishing a presence on the corner of the legendary Bourbon and Canal Streets in the French Quarter. The band quickly became popular, and hordes of fans spontaneously surrounded the band and danced around the band's regular street corner. As explanation for the band members' support and love for another, the band's trumpet player succinctly states "We sometimes say, we're all we got. Well, we're all we got."

In addition, TBC continued the time-honored New Orleans tradition of leading "second line" parades at funerals of members of their community. Second line is a unique New Orleans parade where a jazz band accompanies the family of the deceased at the grave site with somber tunes. But once outside the cemetery, as the procession hits the streets, the band erupts into celebratory life-affirming music as the bereaved dance in celebration of the life of the deceased.

from Wikipedia


with Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Fri March 24, 2017 9:00 PM CDT (Doors: 8:00 PM )
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Congratualtions, Grammy Winner Bobby Rush! Bobby Rush When you've played with Elomore James, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Reed, you must be on to something. When you've had a multi-generational career in music, spanning blu... Read more

Congratualtions, Grammy Winner Bobby Rush!

Bobby Rush

When you've played with Elomore James, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Reed, you must be on to something. When you've had a multi-generational career in music, spanning blues, soul, and funk, that's something else.

Born in Homer, LA in 1933, Rush cut his musiocal teeth with the likes of Elmore Jmaes and Big Moose Walker. A move to CVhicago put him in the companmy of Muddy Waters and Jimmy Reed, and led to sessions at Chess Records. Relocating to the Deep South in the 1980's, he became one of the kings of the Chitlin' Circuit. He has revceived three Grammy nominations and 41 Blues Music Award nominations (he's won ten). At age 80, he still performs more than 200 shows all over the world.

"Blues never get funlier than when Bobby Rush swaggers up to the mic and let's fly with his homespun truisms. He's always in motion, always smiling, always on fire as his skintight band cooks op irresistible elastic grooves behind him.' - Bill Dahl, in the liner notes to Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush, from Omivore Recordings

 

Walter "Wolfman" Washington

Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been a mainstay on the New Orleans music scene.  He cut his teeth backing up some of the best singers and performers in New Orleans history before putting together his long time band The Roadmasters who have been burning down and burning up local and national stages since their first gigs in the 1980s.  His guitar style combines both rhythm and blues, blues, New Orleans funk, and modern jazz into a way of playing that is uniquely his.  His singing is emotional and heartfelt.  His guitar work is intricate, intimate, and full.  There is a little Bobby Blue Bland, a little Kenny Burrell, a little George Benson, a little church, and a lot of New Orleans charm and experience in a Walter Wolfman Washington performance.  They are known for doing their own soulful originals and then tackling some great unsung covers such as Johnny Guitar Watson’s “You Can Stay But That Noise Got To Go,” Otis Redding’s “Nobody’s Fault But Mine,” and  Bill Withers’ “Use Me.”  And in this day and age of musicians imitating the past or trying to recreate it, The Wolfman stands out as a musician steeped in the history but completely contemporary.  Few musical acts, if any, do what he does.  He is real, authentic, and unique.

 


Sat March 25, 2017 10:00 PM CDT (Doors: 9:00 PM )
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The Stooges Brass Band has gained notoriety across the USA and the world as a full-blown musical party whether leading a second-line parade or performing their spirited stage show. The band is undeniably one of the hardest working bands out o... Read more

The Stooges Brass Band has gained notoriety across the USA and the world as a full-blown musical party whether leading a second-line parade or performing their spirited stage show.

The band is undeniably one of the hardest working bands out of New Orleans, and their dedication to their craft has made an impact. The Stooges Brass Band victoriously battled in the finals for the title of "Red Bull Street Kings: Best Brass Band" under the iconic Claiborne Bridge in NOLA (the subject of a recent documentary). Along with this auspicious title, the band won an all-expenses paid trip for a recording and mentorship session with a producer in the Red Bull Studios in California. You can watch the results of this project here: The Red Bull Studio Sessions.

In April 2011, the Stooges Brass Band were awarded the title of "Best Contemporary Brass Band" at the Big Easy Music Awards. The momentum continued in 2012, touring clubs throughout the country and appearing at famed festivals such at Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, headlining the Utah Arts Festival, Discover Jazz Festival, American Folk Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Great American Brass Band Festival, and more.

In June 2012, the band was employed by the US Embassy as cultural ambassadors to New Orleans on a two week tour through Pakistan. They continued to tour internationally, with a two week tour of the United Kingdom for the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, the Durham Brass Festival, and more.

Whether they're second-lining in the back streets of the Crescent City, or performing across the country, the Stooges Brass Band immerse crowds in a high-energy, cut loose vibe that's contemporary yet deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of city of New Orleans.


with Mark Adams, Tom Worrell
Mon March 27, 2017 8:00 PM CDT (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Featuring Urban South Craft Beer, drink specials, and more!


Wed March 29, 2017 8:00 PM CDT (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the "keeper of the flame" for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City. "The mission of the Leroy Jo... Read more

The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the "keeper of the flame" for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City. "The mission of the Leroy Jones Quintet is to expose audiences everywhere to the authentic music of New Orleans, the music of Louis Armstrong, Buddy Bolden, Danny Barker and all the other greats who have helped create the rich gumbo that is the sound of New Orleans," he says, "while putting our own more modern stamp on it." Jones himself, a native of New Orleans, whose playing has been described as a blend of Louis Armstrong and bebop virtuoso Clifford Brown, has been a critical figure in the history of New Orleans music. A member of the New Orleans Jazz Hall of Fame, he was leader at the tender age of 12 of the seminal Fairview Band, a brass band whose alumni have included some of the best known musicians in New Orleans. It was the Fairview Brass Band which is widely credited with restoring interest in the brass band tradition of New Orleans. Today, in fact, New Orleans has more brass bands performing than at any time in the city's history – an achievement that can be traced back directly to the Fairview Band and its successor the Leroy Jones Hurricane Brass Brand. A regular at Preservation Hall in New Orleans and a featured performer in the Harry Connick Orchestra, where his playing and singing have made him a crowd favorite, Leroy has performed on every continent and in every major U.S. city at prestigious theaters, festivals and jazz clubs like the Village Vanguard in New York City. His television appearances include The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show, Arsenio Hall, Conan O'Brien and Oprah Winfrey. He is also a regular at the world famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, as well as French Quarter Fest and the Satchmo Summerfest.  He has also appeared on the soundtrack of the smash hit movie "Sleepless in Seattle" starring actor Tom Hanks. Leroy has released a series of highly regarded CDs including "Props for Pops" his tribute to Louis Armstrong, "Back to My Roots," "Mo' Cream from the Crop", "Soft Shoe" and "Sweeter Than A Summer Breeze". He has appeared on numerous recordings with other artists such as Dr. John, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Anders Osborne, Chuck Carbo, Spirit of New Orleans, John Boutté, Lillian Boutté, Paul Sanchez, Danish Radio Big Band, Guillaume Nouaux and many others. "The Leroy Jones Quintet sound sums up all those great experiences and influences," says Leroy, "and gives me a chance each night to make sure that the great music of New Orleans is performed authentically and with great respect for the artists who came before me. Not in an old-fashioned way, but with a modern swing that comes from my love of bebop and other forms of modern jazz." A typical set list for the Leroy Jones Quintet includes traditional numbers like "Bourbon Street Parade," "Sleepy Time Down South," "Basin Street Blues," "Do You Know What it Means (to Miss New Orleans)," "Dinah" and "When My Dreamboat Comes Home" along with his own compositions like "Soft Shoe" that are played and sung impeccably by Jones with the kind of swing that only a musician with his pedigree can deliver consistently night anfter night.


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