Piano Night 2015

Robert Glasper Experiment

Wed, 03/18/15
Breakthrough success can often be a tough act to follow. But with a little help from some notable friends, Robert Glasper Experiment is set to up the ante with the follow-up to his successful GRAMMY-winning album Black Radio. Flaunting a diverse array of featured guests inc... Read more

Joey Alexander

Wed, 03/18/15
Born in the city of Denpasar on the island of Bali in Indonesia in June of 2003, Joey Alexander encountered a keyboard at the age of six and immediately began picking out the melody of Thelonious Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t” by ear. His father, an amateur musician with a huge... Read more

Jorge Luis Pacheco

Wed, 04/16/14
One of Cuba’s most extraordinary pianists, Jorge Luis Pacheco was the only pianist to be invited to perform with Wynton Marsalis on his closing night in Havana in October, 2010. His current CD was produced by multi Grammy winner Chucho Valdes, and they are co-recording one of ... Read more

Brian Coogan

Mon, 04/29/13
Brian Coogan might be better known in New Orleans circles as an organist, electric keyboardist, and/or frontman, but is very excited to return to his first instrument and first love, the acoustic piano, to perform on the Piano Night bill. His rootedness of the piano traditions... Read more

Ike Stubblefield

Wed, 04/11/12
Hammond B3 virtuoso Ike Stubblefield is a music industry legend. With almost 50 years in the business, you may think he’s seen and done it all, but he’s just getting started.He cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Martha Ree... Read more

Henry Butler

Wed, 04/11/12
Widely hailed as a pianist and vocalist both as a solo artist and with a variety of groups-considered by many to be the premier exponent of the great New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition-Henry Butler is equally respected for his versatile work as a composer and arrang... Read more

Conun Pappas, Jr.

Wed, 04/11/12
New Orleans has been a piano town since Jelly Roll Morton claimed he invented the jazz piano. Conun Pappas, Jr. is a native son of the Crescent City and a successor to a long line of great New Orleans piano players. Signs of his talent showed at the early age of six when he... Read more

David Torkanowsky

Tue, 04/13/10
Beyond his regular WWOZ radio show and the music and people he brings to us on air, Tork is continually working with numerous artists and styles, from Irma Thomas to the critically acclaimed New Orleans modern jazz combo Astral Project. Read more

Joe Krown

Thu, 04/08/10
Joe Krown is a resident and is based out of the city of New Orleans. He is a New Orleans styled piano and Hammond B-3 player. He has been nominated twice and won a New Orleans Big Easy Award in the Blues category in April 2001. His blues trio, Sansone, Krown & Fohl won a 20... Read more

Nigel Hall

Thu, 04/08/10
Nigel Hall is an honest, humble guardian of soul music. When asked about himself, Nigel reflects, "I'm just someone who lives, eats, drinks music." This ethic becomes clear as soon as Nigel takes the stage. Whether he is leading his own band, performing solo, or, fronting b... Read more

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