Traditional Jazz

Gerald French

Thu, 07/20/23
Gerald French carries the mantle of jazz on his giant shoulders as the leader of the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, arguably the oldest jazz band in the world. The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, was founded in 1910 by cornetist Oscar “Papa” Celestin, and run for many years by Geral... Read more

Fritzel's All Star Band

Thu, 07/20/23
Fritzel's All Star Band includes a rotating cast of traditional jazz all-stars, ranging from vaunted drummer Gerald French and veteran clarinet virtuoso Tom Fischer to the trumpet stylings of young lioness Catie Rodgers, all performing in the club’s warm, welcoming listenin... Read more

Dr. Sick

Wed, 07/19/23
Dr. Sick brings the punk/swing/ jazz/circus mentality to his energetic fiddle sounds. He can be heard playing originals with his own band, traditional jazz on Frenchmen, and with the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Read more

Dr. Mark St. Cyr

Wed, 07/19/23
Dr. Mark St. Cyr brings a sense of history to his traditional jazz trumpet stylings; he is a descendant of jazz pioneer Johnny St. Cyr, and himself an alumni of the famous St. Augustine Marching 100. He has played many prestigious festivals and earned high praise for his mu... Read more

Doyle Cooper

Wed, 07/19/23
Doyle “Red” Cooper took up the trumpet at age 10; by the time he turned 30 he’d played the Jazzfest nearly 50 times. Today he is a fixture on the trad jazz scene, playing trumpet or tuba, in his own Doyle Cooper Jazz Band or with the Storyville Stompers, the Red Hot Brass B... Read more

Don Vappie

Wed, 07/19/23
Don Vappie is perhaps best known as a virtuosic banjo player, but he is also a gifted guitarist, bassist, singer, teacher, and composer. He is fluent in funk, contemporary jazz – indeed, most genres of the day – but his heart lies with the traditional New Orleans music he c... Read more

Dinosaurchestra

Wed, 07/19/23
Dinosaurchestra is the brainchild of trumpeter and vocalist Reid Poole, accompanied by a band of young musicians who cut their teeth on Frenchmen Street: Oliver Bonie on alto sax, trombonist Miles Lyons, bassist Nobu Ozaki, guitarist Brett Gardner, keyboardist Steve Detroy,... Read more

David Boeddinghaus

Wed, 07/19/23
David Boeddinghaus is a classically trained pianist with a traditional jazz soul, accomplished in bringing to life the sounds of classic artists like Jelly Roll Morton and Fats Waller. The veteran entertainer has worked around the world, from touring with Pete Fountain to a... Read more

David Sigler

Wed, 07/19/23
David Sigler brings a lifetime of training to his intense, precise classical guitar performances. With a repertoire that ranges from Bach to Ellington, the young talent both enlightens and entertains. Read more

Dayna Kurtz

Wed, 07/19/23
Dayna Kurtz brings her smoky, powerful voice to the stage as a solo artist, in duets, and with her blues-rock band, Lulu and the Broadsides. The award-winning songwriter has been honing her craft for over 30 years, touring on her own and in support of stars like Elvis Coste... Read more

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