Ecos Latinos Presents Mexican Percussion master, Javier Cabrera: Mexican traditional dancer/singer, Jazmin Cancio Lucio; German Trumpeter/composer, Klaus “Fats” Lumma in concert with Louisiana musicians: harpist, Patrice Fisher; percussionist, Carlos Valladares; guitarists, Jose Roberto Moreira, Javier Olondo and Julio Herrera; pianist, Fran Comiskey; and bassist, Edwin Gonzalez.
The Selvy Singers, an award-winning family group from Arkansas, will be the headline performers at the 24th annual Gospel Is Alive! concert, Monday, April 29, 10 a.m. at the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. Admission is free.
Gospel Is Alive! is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation's annual outreach program for youth and senior citizens in the New Orleans area. The concert is also open to the public, free of charge, depending on seating availability.
School groups are encouraged to attend - contact Dashika Davis for seating reservations by calling (504) 558-6100.
The Selvy Singers will be joined by the Mahalia Jackson Youth Gospel Choir under the direction of Rev. Lois Dejean and the New Orleans Council on Aging Choir.
The concert will take place at:
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
2515 Franklin Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
Gospel Is Alive! is produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.
Piano Night is the flagship benefit event for WWOZ 90.7FM and has become a tradition among New Orleans music lovers and loyal fans all over the world. This one-of-a-kind benefit concert for WWOZ is held each year on the Monday night between the two New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends.
12pm – Tuba Skinny
1:30pm – Beausoleil
1:30pm – Keith Spera – Book Signing: Groove Interrupted
3:00pm – Zachary Richard
3:00pm – Ben Sandmel – Book Signing: Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of N.O.
4:30pm – Los Po-Boy-Citos
6pm – Little Freddie King
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