Alvin Johnson, Sr., best known for his famous song, "Carnival Time," has been a New Orleans Mardi Gras icon for over 40 years. A Rhythm & Blues performer, Al has worked with the likes of Aaron Neville, Oliver Morgan, Bobby Lonero as well as (the late Tommy Ridgley, Bobby Mitchell, Eddie Bo & Ernie K-Doe). Al's newest song, the critically acclaimed "Lower Ninth Ward Blues," appeared in the Oscar nominated film "Rachel Getting Married." Al has been honored with induction into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
'OZ's new New Modern Jazz Concert Series Features Local Legends at the Prime Example
Out of response to a dearth of modern jazz offerings in the local live music scene, WWOZ's Soul Sister reconnected the station (where she's done a show for nearly 2 decades) with local jazz enthusiast, promoter, and Prime Example club owner Julius Kimbrough to present and promote a newly revived concert series, allowing patrons to enjoy and "swing" to living legends of modern New Orleans jazz in an intimate, neighborhood lounge setting.
The Prime Example Jazz Club and WWOZ present "Thursday Night Swingin'."
Where: The Prime Example Jazz Club, 1909 North Broad St.
Admission is $15. (WWOZ members receive special discounted $10 admission with their membership card.)
For more information, call the club at 504-944-0940, contact club owner Julius Kimbrough at 504-701-9007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 5, 7pm & 9pm, Geoff Clapp, Jazz Drummer with Wess Anderson, Jazz Saxophonist
Thursday, September 12, 7pm & 9pm, Herlin Riley, Jazz Drummer with Erica Falls, Vocalist
Thursday, September 19, 7pm & 9pm, Nicholas Payton, Jazz Trumpeter/Pianist
Thursday, September 26, 7pm & 9pm, Donald Harrison, Jazz Saxophonist