“Of all the fish in the deep blue sea, will you come to the prom with the KRE?”
The Krewe of the Rolling Elvi requests the pleasure of your company at PROMpadour 2014 on Saturday, August 16 from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am at the Howlin’ Wolf.
Our 1950s throwback Prom party commemorates the passing of Elvis Presley in true Kingly fashion with the scintillating song-stylings of Steve “Shrimpboot Elvis” Billiot and Cullen Landry &Midnight Streetcar, followed by 50s R&B DJ Neil Pellegrin from WWOZ spinning the platters that matter.
Dust off your sharpest dinner jacket, get a corsage for your best girl, and dance the night away in a perfect prom setting! We’ll make sure you can commemorate the event with a classic prom photo backdrop and photographer, and we’ll even elect a Prom King and Queen during the festivities!
Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion, and the event is open to the public. Admission: $10 at the door. 9 pm at Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S Peters St.
A tribute to former Armstrong Jazz Camp instructor Alvin “Bat” Batiste. The concert will include a performance by NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis, poetry by Batiste widow Edith, other special guests and Armstrong Jazz Camp alumni. Musical directors are Jazz Camp alumns Calvin Johnson and Gregory Agid.
Matt Lemmler’s New Orleans Jazz Revival Band jazzes up the Sounds of the 70's on August 16th, 8pm at the Old U.S. Mint. Presented by Nola Art House Music and WWNO 89.9, the evening will feature @NOLAJazzRevival Band with guest vocalists Cindy Scott, Ashley Lemmler, and Gavin Bell singing “Lemmler-ized” versions of 70's pop tunes from Journey, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Randy Newman, Chicago, the Carpenters, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Hamlisch, the Beatles, Blondie, as well as great 70's TV and movie theme songs.
John Ellis & Double Wide is an eclectic funk-bunch fusing together sounds and musicians from both New Orleans and New York, bringing a soulful, funky vibe to modern jazz. Saxophonist/composer John Ellis has never been an artist who stays in one artistic place very long. During a three year stay in New Orleans, Ellis' jazz chops improved radically as he gigged with the likes of Ellis Marsalis and Walter Payton. Then he moved to New York where he eventually spent six years as a member of jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter’s group, cutting four albums with them while also developing his own sound. Double Wide is John’s funky danceable jazz band that includes local greats Jason Marsalis on drums and Matt Perrine on sousaphone.