Modern Jazz

Stephen Walker

Fri, 03/15/24
Stephen Walker has the proven ability to play all genre’s of music. He has mastered the slide so much that he has created his own signature sound. Rooted in Gospel Music he has studied all forms and modes of jazz music starting with traditional jazz to modern day jazz music... Read more

Delfeayo Marsalis

Sat, 09/02/23
Delfeayo Marsalis carries the musical legacy of his father to the stage and the studio as an internationally acclaimed trombonist, composer, and producer, and promoter of musical theatre and education. As a member of the illustrious Marsalis family (including patriarch pian... Read more

Herlin Riley

Sat, 09/02/23
Herlin Riley is the drummer’s drummer, the go-to rhythm master who keeps the beat for Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Ahmad Jamal, Harry Connick, Jr., and a host of other jazz greats as well as with his own combos. His impeccable chops on the kit and ... Read more

Tony Dagradi

Thu, 08/31/23

Nicholas Payton

Thu, 08/31/23
Grammy-winning Nicholas Payton is a trumpet virtuoso, multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and writer whose performances dazzle crowds and whose writings have sparked spirited discussions on the deepest meanings of jazz and race. Nicholas Payton, born in 1973, is the ... Read more

Jason Marsalis

Mon, 08/14/23
Jason Marsalis, born into the illustrious Marsalis family, displayed prodigious musical talent from an early age. He is the youngest sibling of jazz luminaries Wynton, Branford, and Delfeayo Marsalis, with their father, Ellis Marsalis, being a pivotal figure in their musica... Read more

James Singleton

Mon, 08/14/23
James Singleton is one of New Orleans’– if not the country’s – most adventurous and energetic stand-up bassists. He is perhaps most noted for his membership in the contemporary jazz quartet Astral Project, but he is also a composer, producer, bandleader, and one of the most... Read more

Kid Chocolate

Tue, 08/08/23
Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown brings his impeccable trumpet sounds to any gig he blesses. The veteran performer picked up the horn at the tender age of nine, and by 15 was touring the world. He performs with a number of combos, including Players Ella & Louis Tribute Band and f... Read more

James Rivers

Tue, 08/08/23
James Rivers has played on some of New Orleans’ most classic hits, and continues to please crowds today with his versatile repertoire and mastery of multiple instruments. He has also penned music for six Clint Eastwood films. Born in 1938 and raised in the historic Treme ne... Read more

Donald Harrison, Jr.

Sun, 08/06/23
Saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. is both a modern jazz trendsetter and bearer of deep New Orleans cultural traditions. From his work with Art Blakey to his role as a Big Chief of a Mardi Gras Indian tribe, Harrison is the personification of New Orleans past and present. Har... Read more

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