Satchmo Club Strut Picks

This evening’s strut along the Frenchmen Street corridor offers a plethora of musical choices.  Here are some picks.  Sasha Masakowski, the daughter of the guitarist, Steve, performs an early set every Friday with her band at the BMC on the corner of Esplanade and Decatur Streets.  Her act is jazzy with lots of Brazilian overtones.  She actually sings in Portuguese- a feat New Orleans music lovers haven’t seen since Phillip Manuel learned the language as part of Terence Blanchard’s Ivan Lins project, The Heart Speaks.

Ray’s Boom Boom Room is now called, La Maison de Musique (don’t ask).  They have a great lineup tonight with Lionel Ferbos, the oldest jazz musician still playing in New Orleans (he was 11 when Louis Armstrong took that fateful train to Chicago to join King Oliver’s band in 1923), performs at 7:30 PM.  Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra follow him at 9:30 PM and the hottest young brass band in town; the TBC closes out the evening at 11:30 PM.

The printed schedule in today’s Times- Picayune has an error.  Good Enough For Good Times, the offshoot project of Galactic’s Jeff Raines and Robert Mercurio, is actually playing at D.B.A. not the Apple Barrel.

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