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Come see the in-demand bassist perform with his own band tonight
Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
Les Bon Temps Roule (10:00 PM)
Candlelight Lounge (8:00PM)
Shake your brass in the Treme with a blend of hip hop, R&B, and pop
Maple Leaf (8:00PM)
One of New Orleans’ best percussionist invites his friends to the stage
PubliQ House (9:30PM)
Brass with electric guitar and keyboard
Chickie Wah Wah (8:00PM)
Americana from Austin
City Park (6:00PM)
Thursdays at Twilight, tonight with one of New Orleans’ premiere contemporary jazz pianists
Gasa Gasa (8:30PM)
Hosted by the Swamp Lilies, feat. Greg Good
Mid City Lanes Rock N Bowl (8:30PM)
Zydeco from Ville Platte
Ogden Museum (6:00PM)
Tonight, Jimbo Mathus performs while guests enjoy contemporary southern art after hours, sip on cocktails, and enjoy grub from Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering
Best of the Fest: FQ Festival Picks 4.12.13
Diehard music lovers braved the weather to kick off the 30th annual French Quarter Festival, but it’s all sunny skies on the second day. There are dozens of acts from near and afar, and NoDef has picked some must-sees to help fest goers narrow down their schedules.
Herbie Hancock, New Orleans Musicians Mark International Jazz Day
TREME -- New Orleans' fragrant spring flowers mixed with the distinctive scent of All Night Drinking this morning in Armstrong Park, as jazz came home to Congo Square for International Jazz Day. The 7 a.m. concert not only featured the rare sight of Herbie Hancock playing for free, but also New Orleans musicians getting up early.
Herbie Hancock Celebrates International Jazz Day Monday at Sunrise in Armstrong Park
Get those tired JazzFest legs to bed early tonight, or bring your sunglasses if you're staying out all night. Come sunrise, jazz legend Herbie Hancock will unleash a concert that doubles as a coda to the first Fest weekend to the birthplace of the music form. At 7 a.m. in Congo Square, Hancock will headline a mostly local bill for a concert to celebrate International Jazz Day.
Xavier Jazz Fest Features...Jazz!
With French Quarter Fest in the books, it's time to get ready for the big show at the Fair Grounds. To hold over the hungry mouths, try a smaller jazz festival this week. The headliners even play jazz! Xavier University hosts its own celebration of improvisation beginning tonight with a concert from Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band. The fest closes Thursday with trumpeter Nicholas Payton, a man whose also known for telling it like it is on the Twitter. Check out full details on the fest here. All events take place at the Xavier Recital Hall.
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