When: Monday April 27, 2009 — 7:00 p.m. 'til
Patron Party starts at 5:00pm
Where: House of Blues and the Parish
WWOZ Piano Night has become a tradition among New Orleans music lovers and loyal fans from all over the world. Held each year on the Monday night between the two New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends, New Orleans' best piano players and special guests tickle the ivories to benefit WWOZ. Check out our behind-the-scenes videos from Piano Night 2008 to get a taste of this truly unique event.
One of New Orleans' brightest piano stars, Eddie Bo, passed on March 18, 2009. He was originally scheduled to perform and had already been selected as the subject for this year's Piano Night poster. So it is fitting that we honor Eddie by dedicating Piano Night 2009 to the memory of the legendary man and his music.
This year's artists include: David Torkanowsky, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Josh Charles, Matt Lemmler, Dan Dyer, Carol Fran, Marcia Ball, Tom McDermott, Henry Gray, John Gros, Joe Krown, Tom Hook and more! The spectacular all-star backing band will include Casandra Faulconer, Shannon Powell, Renard Poché, Marc Stone, and Herb Hardesty.