Rolling Stone, in a recent music review, said Preservation Hall Jazz Band "shines like a beacon of New Orleans jazz, celebrating the unique artistic culture and music form of the Crescent City." The band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans's French Quarter and founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide, spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans jazz - a mission strengthened by the devastation brought about by Hurricane Katrina in 2007.
A Jersey boy with a Southern heart, Jeremiah Birnbaum is a “rootsy, soulful troubadour” (Time Out, London) whose sweet, gritty voice and skillful, effortless guitar work makes you believe every word he sings, whether about sunshine or blood.
Join April Hall for a special Valentine’s Day journey through the humor, heartbreak, passion and fun of romance, as expressed in our most memorable and greatest love songs. Hall's "achingly beautiful voice" that "caresses the heck out of a melody line", combined with her deeply swinging all-star band, are sure to create a performance that will move your heart, body, mind and soul.
From a tender young age it was clear that Jason Marsalis had what it took to be great. Jason is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and his wife Dolores, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. Together, the four brothers and Ellis comprise New Orleans’s venerable first family of jazz.
Jason is well known for his prodigal drumming. Working with the Ellis Marsalis trio as well as the Marcus Roberts trio, he has fine tuned his playing in two of the most demanding settings in modern jazz.
Mike Stern Band featuring Randy Brecker, Anthony Jackson and Dave Weckl
In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time Grammy nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Stern was presented with Guitar Player magazine’s Certified Legend Award on January 21, 2012.
Released June 19, 2012, All Over the Place is Stern’s latest recording. The 11-song set aligns the characteristically diverse and adventurous guitarist with a cadre of brilliant guests.
Kevin Harris Project - Museum, Vol. 1 - CD release
When the unmistakable musical influences of Thelonious Monk, Danilo Perez, and Charlie Parker intersect with J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric rhythms of Cuba, could one possibly conceptualize the celebration that occurs at that intersection? Boston-based jazz pianist Kevin Harris plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to explore such a crossroad.
Mardi Gras Party featuring Revolutionary Snake Ensemble,....
....with special guest soloist Charles Neville
The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is a costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performing a unique blend of original and traditional music. Leader Ken Field is a longtime member of the modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic.