R&B

Mayumi Shara & New Orleans Jazz Letters

Sat, 03/16/24
Shara began her study of the classics with influences as varied as Motohiko Hino and Elvis Jones. After sinking eight years of devotion and hard work into her craft, she made a name for herself in the Tokyo jazz world and gained the respect of her fellow musicians. In 1992,... Read more

Lawrence Cotton

Fri, 03/15/24
Lawrence Cotton was born in uptown New Orleans, near the Mississippi River, where he has lived all his life. Inspired by his father, an amateur pianist, he was self-taught until he began taking lessons after a stint in the Air Force. His first professional job was at a loca... Read more

Big Frank & Lil Frank and The Dirty Old Men

Wed, 03/13/24
At first glance, the father and son duo may appear to be an unlikely pair. But the soulful sounds made when Big Frank & Lil Frank come together quickly captivate and command attention from the audiences they cater to. Since the duo’s establishment in 2010, Big Frank & Lil F... Read more

The Dixie Cups

Wed, 03/13/24
The Dixie Cups were a major force in the 1960s girl group scene, knocking the Beatles off the top of the charts in 1964 with their hit, “Chapel of Love.” Over fifty years later they continue to please crowds at festivals and on the concert circuit. Sisters Barbara and Rosa... Read more

Kings of Brass

Tue, 03/12/24
The Kings of Brass are a group of New Orleans natives that infuse Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Rock 'N' Roll. Bio Provided by FQF Inc. Read more

Assata Renay

Tue, 03/12/24
Assata Renay is a multi-talented singer and entertainer, raised in New Orleans amidst a musical family, including her blues-guitarist grandfather. As a girl, her parents exposed her to both old-school R&B and contemporary performers ranging from Stevie Wonder and Michael Ja... Read more

Jake Landry

Tue, 03/12/24
Jake Landry dishes up talented vocals and tasty guitar licks with his energetic mix of blues, jazz, R&B, and Top 40 hits. Landry is a staple on the local music scene, whether with a small combo or a full nine-piece band, with regular gigs at the House of Blues and other not... Read more

The Big Soul Band

Tue, 03/12/24
Big Soul Band plays electric blues tinged with R&B, funk, soul, and New Orleans stylings. Darren Murphy, Ian Petillo, and Jim Scott riff on classics with extended solos at regular gigs on Bourbon and Frenchmen Streets. Read more

Lil Wayne

Wed, 02/14/24
Lil Wayne is thought of by many to be one of the most influential hip hop artists, if not the greatest rapper of all time. The New Orleans native grew up in the less-affluent Hollygrove neighborhood, and was an honor student before quitting school at 14 to perform full-time... Read more

Trombone Shorty

Sat, 12/16/23
Trombone Shorty is a tall force on the global musical landscape, from his powerhouse performances to his wide-ranging collaborations to his leadership as an educator and a philanthropist. Born Troy Andrews, the horn player earned his nickname when he played his first gig at... Read more

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