Piano Night 2013 happened April 29!
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.
The 2013 Piano Night lineup included Keiko Komaki, Tom McDermott, Bob Malone, Marco Benevento, Ike Stubblefield, the Terrance Simien Trio featuring Danny Williams, Liz McComb, Paul Longstreth, Bob Andrews, Joe Krown, Marcia Ball, Carol Fran and Cindy Chen, Brian Coogan, and Joshua Paxton.
Back Up Band: Doug Belote, Eric Bolivar, Mark Brooks, Todd Duke, Herb Hardesty, Renard Poche
Special Appearance by: The Brass-A-Holics
If you'd like to learn more about the New Orleans Piano Tradition celebrated on Piano Night, check out the videos on our "Exploring the New Orleans Piano Tradition" page, which include lengthy lecture/performances by Tom McDermott, Henry Butler, and John Cleary, as well as shorter clips featuring legends like Professor Longhair, Dr. John, and James Booker.
Piano Night Volunteers. Thanks to the following volunteers, who helped my Piano Night 2013 a huge success: Jeannie Adams, Hillary Albins, DavidAverbuck, Patti Averbuck, Laura Avery, Mary Anne Bischoff, Elaine Boos, Jennifer Brady, Stan Cameron, Luis Capuchina, Therese Carter, Fr. Ron Clingenpeel, Bonnie Cochran, David Cockburn, Ian Cockurn, Dick Cole, Joanne Cole, Leslie Cooper, Susan del Guidice, Matt DeVitt, Steven Donnely, Andrea Foreman, Melissa Gemeinhardt, Virgil Harrison, Don Hardgrove, Tyler Hayes, Keith Johnson, Paul Kelley, Pamela Legge, Jane McBride, Paulette McCrary, Valerie McMillan, Mary Naughton, Caitlin O'Neal, Elizabeth O'Neal, Karen Paige, Collins Phillips, Shelia Phillips, Eather Reynolds, Cathie Ruggiero, Linda Santi, Greta Schmitt-Hayes, Eshyah Selig, Joe Stevenson, Carla Talevi, Maite Vail, Joy Weir, Chris Wells, Nancy Wells, Rick Wilkof, John Willis, and Sally Young.
Food vendors. A shout out to the following food purveyors, who provided beautiful and delicious eats for Piano Night: Albrecht Ice Sculpture, Borgne, Carmo, Crescent City Brew House, La Divina Gelateria, Liberty's Kitchen, Little Gem, Martinique Bistro, Mimi's in the Marigny, Patios, Redemption, St. James Cheese Company, Ste. Marie, and Sylvain. Thanks as well to Villere's Florist.
Photographers. Thanks to our volunteer photographers, whose work can be seen below: Bill Sasser, Kichea S. Burt, and Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee.
Piano Night 2013 was sponsored by:
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