Performances will feature
New Orleans musical royalty:
Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, and Ellis Marsalis!
Also featured: The Roland Guerin All-Star Band, Dr. Michael White, David Torkanowsky, Detroit Brook, Ed "Peculator" Perkins, Donald Evans, Derek Douget, Michael Ward, Victor “Red” Atkins', Troy Davis, Ingrid Lucia, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band, and many other surprise performances!
“Wess Anderson's playing contains the essence of soul and that's why we call him the “ WarmDaddy.”
Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson is a former member of Wynton Marsalis' septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. He has been a tremendous contributor to the music world as a performer, composer, spokesperson, educator, and humanitarian. He is currently recovering in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For more information on Wessell, along with his biography, please see the recent article written by WWOZ show host Jelly Roll Justice.
All contributions will be used to assist Wess and his family, during this period of rehabilitation. 100% of the donations are tax deductable. If you are interested in donating, please address your check to “The Jazz Foundation of America” and write “Wessell Anderson” on the memo line.
Online donations can be made at the Jazz Foundation of America website. To ensure that Wess receives your online donation, please write “Wessell Anderson” as the person you are honoring.
Ticket prices will be $25 and can be purchased through the Howlin’ Wolf website.