Steve Anderson Group: Steve performs traditional Country tunes originally recorded by greats like Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. Jan Biggs backs up Steve on Harmonies and often displays her powerful voice in solos.
Driskill Mountain Boys: Bluegrass fans love these guys. The band's leader, Adolphus Warren has a very unique voice that gives credit to treat form of music. He is always accompanied by more than capable backup. The Driskill Mountain Boys are perennial favorites among Bluegrass lovers in this area.
The Long Time Goners: These people are part of the dynamic group of young musicians who have ventured into New Orleans and performed on the streets, but are now securing gigs in places like the clubs on Frenchmen Street. Their contribution is some of that great "Honky-Tonk" country music.
Waylon Thibodeaux: If you are guessing that a guy with a name like that is a Cajun musician, you are correct. He is one of the best known performers of that uniquely Louisiana music form in our state. We are fortunate to have a musician of his caliber perform at our show.
(HIP-HOP JazzFest EDITION) SUN, May 4 Vaughan's Lounge - featuring a live interview with Katey Red, plus performances by Slangston Hughes, MC Know One, MC Intelligent I (Jealous Monk), and Lucky Lou. Plus a round of THE RAP GAME.
On Saturday, March 15, New York songstress Tara O’Grady will perform in the patio of the Irish Cultural Museum. The St. Patrick’s Saturday party will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. Tara and sax player Michael Hashim will bring their distinctive blend of Celtic, folk, blues, swing and jazz to the French Quarter attraction where they will be joined by New Orleans own James Singleton on bass and Larry Scala on guitar. Music begins at 8:00 p.m.; $15 cover. For information call (504) 481-8593.
On Saturday, March 15, 2014, New Orleans’ own Zion Harmonizers will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary. These living legends have a long tradition of celebrating all that is best about New Orleans and its music. Formed in 1939 in a New Orleans neighborhood then known as “New Zion”, the group has carried the gospel torch since.
The evening will begin with cocktails and move on to a buffet style dinner followed by an intimate concert featuring The Zion Harmonizers. Two guest choirs, who have never had the opportunity to work together before, have been invited to join the Zion Harmonizers on the program-The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Seminarians and The Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Choir, along with many local musicians.
The New Orleans/Louisiana premiere of "Zanna, Don't! (A Musical Fairy Tale)" will open at The Shadowbox Theatre, located at 2400 St. Claude Avenue-New Orleans, LA-70117, on March 14 and run March 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 30. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night performances will begin at 8pm and Sunday matinee performances will begin at 2pm.
"Zanna, Don't" is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning 2003 off-Broadway musical written by Tim Acito with additional lyrics and material by Alexander Dinelaris. The show is set in a parallel magical universe where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is taboo. Set in a mid-western all-American type town, the action takes place at heterophobic Heartsville High. Zanna, the school matchmaker (think Dolly Levi with more flair), brings together happy same-sex couples until the football team's handsome quarterback and the lovely captain of the Girls' Intramural Mechanical Bull-Riding Team begin to discover their feelings for each other.
In addition to receiving several 2003 Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle award nominations, the original production of "Zanna, Don't" won the Lucille Lortel award for best choreography as well as the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater Production and was voted Favorite Off-Broadway Musical in the Broadway.com Audience Awards.
Following the sold out run of the Big Easy Award nominated "Evil Dead the Musical", "Zanna Don't" will be quite a change of pace; going from the world of blood, dismemberment, and evil Candarian demons to a celebration of love and diversity! "See 'Em On Stage: A Production Company" is proud to continue its mission of bringing musicals to the New Orleans theater community that are brand new to local audiences.
"Zanna, Don't!" is produced and directed by Christopher Bentivegna. Choreography and assistant direction is provided by Lindsey Romig. Natalie True is the music director (leading a live rock band).
Ariel Schwab will serve as production manager. Caroline St. Amant is the stage manager and Michelle deMontluzin is the production designer. Elizabeth Corley will contribute to special effects.
Joshua Brewer will play the title role of Zanna. Larry Johnson will play the role of Mike. Janie Heck will play the role of Kate. Allee Peck will play the role of Roberta. Kali Russell will play the role of Candi. Lloyd Meekins will play the role of Tank. Brian-Eric Lugo will play the role of Arvin. Price Provenzano will play the role of Steve and Elyse McDaniel will play various roles.
For tickets, patrons can call The Shadowbox Theatre box office: 504-298-8676.
Jazz pianist Roberto Carcasses has become one of Cuba's most prominent players and arrangers, collaborating with many great artists including ChuchoValdés, Changuito, Wynton Marsalis, George Benson and Descemer Bueno. He is the bandleader of the premier Cuban band Interactivo collective. As a bandleader he has released the acclaimed Jazz Timbero with his famous father, trumpeter and bandleader Bobby Carcassés. The Irakere Band's Cesar Lopez and Alfredo Thompson are just two of the supporting members in Carcasses' Havana-based band. Roberto is in New Orleans as part of an arts collaboration sponsored by the CubaNola Collective and other Cuban and local musicians will join him for tonight’s show.
In celebration of Women’s History Month the River Road African American Museum various artists will perform selections from the Freedom is Coming: Songs of Freedom, Resistance & the Underground Railroad CD produced by New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the museum.
The performance will feature traditional and gospel tunes associated with the pursuit of freedom during the years enslaved Africans toiled and worked toward freedom. The project is led by New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Ranger Matt Hampsey and features vocalist Elaine Foster, drummer Leroy Etienne, and bassist Michael Harris. Along with “Freedom is Coming” artist, quilter and storyteller, Dr. Nancy J. Dawson will perform excerpts from Stories from da Dirt (www.storiesfromdadirt.com) Dawson’s program which is part of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom has been showcased at college and universities across America. In addition, Dawson will offer a children’s quilt workshop from 10:30 to noon at the museum.
River Road is the only African American museum dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting art, artifacts and buildings for the purpose of educating visitors about the history and culture of the rural communities along the Mississippi River. The museum complex includes a Rosenwald Schoolhouse, the True Friend’s Benevolent Assoc. Hall, and the Freedom Garden which is also a part of the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program and first lady Michele Obama’s Let’s Move Museums & Gardens Program. Visitors learn about the African and American influences on Louisiana architecture, agriculture, politics, music, folklore and foodways.
This program is co-sponsored by the Ft. Donelson National Battlefield, the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and River Road African American Museum. For more information please contact Kathe Hambrick Jackson at Kathe@aamuseum.org or 225-474-5553. This is one of the many programs offered free to the public by the museum.
"A Taste of Tabasco". An operetta from 1894, featuring Musicians from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, and an exciting cast of soloists: soprano Betsy Uschkrat, mezzo-soprano Rebeccka Coe, tenor Tyler Smith, baritone Taylor Miller, bass-baritone Kenneth Weber, directed by native and international conductor Paul Mauffray with the generous support of McIlhenny Company.