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Wednesday June 28, 2017, 7:13 am

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra 10th Anniversary at Tipitina’s

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a special concert at the legendary Tipitina’s nightclub on Friday, September 15th. Led by Trumpeter and Artistic Director, Irwin Mayfield, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra were the winners of a grammy award in 2009 for their recording “Book One.” To celebrate their 10th Anniversary, the group will be doing a series of special performances, including a tribute to Ray Charles. Joining the orchestra at Tipitina’s will soul diva Ledisi, who recently performed at the 2012 Essence Music Festival.

Irwin Mayfield

Irwin Mayfield


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Ledisi

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux Presents “The Legends Series”

August 25th, 2012 - Legendary Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Monk Boudreaux is presenting a series of shows at the Hi Ho Lounge in what he is calling “The Legends Series.” Starting Sunday, September 9th, 2012 and continuing every Sunday, you will be able to see Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles and Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr of the Wild Magnolias playing the Mardi Gras Indian funky grooves that made them world famous. The shows will take place from 7pm to 9pm at the Hi Ho Lounge located on St. Claude Avenue.

Big Chief Monk @ Hi Ho Lounge

Big Chief Monk @ Hi Ho Lounge

Fess’ House Party Benefit Announced

Saturday, August 25th, 2012 - Tipitina’s Foundation has announced a benefit on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at world famous Tipitina’s night club. Entitled “Fess’ House Party New Orleans Stytle,” the event is a benefit to renovate and preserve the family home of legendary New Orleans pianist Professor Longhair, for whose song “Tipitina” the club is named. The music for the evening features an all star cast of new orleans legends, several of whom actually played with Professor Longhair. The house band will be George Porter Jr. and the Tipitina’s All Stars featuring special guests Dr. John, Ellis Marsalis, Jon Cleary, Ed Volker. The night will begin with the T.I.P.S interns, led by Donald Harrison Jr. Doors at 8pm.

Fess' House Party

Fess' House Party

Walter “Wolfman” Washington at the Cathedral

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Monday- December 20, 2010- The Christmas Concert Series at St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square will take a decidedly blues turn this evening at 6 PM when the great guitarist and singer performs.

I have seen Wolfman perform hundreds of times but I have never heard him play a holiday song, but he is a versatile musician who is comfortable playing soul, blues, funk and rock and roll, so I have no doubt that he has a couple of carols in him.

I must give a huge shout out for the people that book this event.  “Wolfman” is a far cry from the unusual choral groups and jazzy ensembles that play during the season.  I look forward to hearing a few howls from the altar.

Kermit Ruffins’ Annual Birthday and Christmas Bash

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Saturday- December 18, 2010- this evening the House of Blues will be the place to be for one of best dual parties I have ever attended.  Kermit is an unabashed Christmas fan who fulfilled a life time dream when he released a Christmas album last year.  It’s still available from Basin Street Records.

He will also be celebrating his birthday, the big 45, if memory serves Ruffins latest album, “Happy Talk” reached #5 on the Billboard jazz charts and he recently appeared with the Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Your scribe isn’t usually home to watch the program, but I enjoyed his musical interludes early the next evening.

Kermit always has plenty of guests on hand to liven up his birthday party and you can count on hearing his unique take on holiday classics.