WWOZ, Little Gem Saloon, Soul Sister, and Lura Belle Productions present
Tickets: $20 general admission. $15 students with current ID (advance only). Advance ticket purchases are available at www.littlegemsaloon.com. (Scroll down to learn more about discounted WWOZ member tickets.) Or contact: 504-267-4863, firstname.lastname@example.org. Valet parking available, and dinner menu served.
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November's "Gem Sessions" featured artist: Jamison Ross & JoyRide
Drummer Jamison Ross, fresh off a major tour with Jon Batiste and Stay Human, will make his bandleader debut in New Orleans, the place where the Jacksonville, Florida native calls home, and just a couple of months before he's slated to release his debut CD for Concord Jazz in January 2014. The winner of the prestigious 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Ross learned to play drums in his grandfather's church, and has since performed with music legends like Billy Childs, Wycliffe Gordon, Ellis Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, and many others. After being selected for the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency Program at the Kennedy Center in 2009, he was asked to join Grammy-winning songwriter and vocalist Carmen Lundy’s band. In 2007, Ross was featured heavily in Chops, an award winning documentary about his high school jazz band's preparation and competition in the Essentially Ellington Festival, held and judged by Jazz at Lincoln Center and its artistic director Wynton Marsalis.
Drums & Vocals: Jamison Ross
Piano: Joe Ashlar
Tenor Sax: Derek Douget
Trumpet: Ashlin Parker
Bass: Barry Stephenson
More about Jamison Ross: jamisonrossmusic.com
About the GEM SESSIONS:
A new monthly series presenting touring internationally-renowned modern jazz artists, both emerging artists and legendary masters – all exciting, positioning the Little Gem Saloon as the new “jazz corner of New Orleans.” The atmosphere is comfortable, the food and drinks outstanding, the setting stellar, the sound state-of-the-art, and the sounds soulful and swinging.
There are a limited number of specially-discounted $15 tickets available for WWOZ members who purchase in advance only. For advance tickets, bring your valid WWOZ membership card to the Little Gem Saloon between 10am-5pm. Discounted advance tickets for members are only available for purchase in person. To reserve, or for more ticket information, call the Little Gem Saloon at 504-267-4863.