Traditional Jazz

Miss Sophie Lee

Sat, 08/05/23
Miss Sophie Lee is, perhaps, the hardest-working woman on Frenchmen Street. The self-styled “Seoul Queen” is a tireless performer, composer, and band leader, as well as the proprietor of the popular Three Muses restaurant and music club. Lee’s thoughtful voice and classical... Read more

Meschiya Lake

Sat, 08/05/23
Meschiya Lake’s powerful singing, millennial mindset, and infectious, danceable repertoire have made her a favorite of both old and young traditional jazz fans from Frenchmen Street to France. Lake was born in Oregon and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota, where she won a ... Read more

Meghan Swartz

Sat, 08/05/23
Meghan Swartz is a sought-after jazz pianist, songwriter, and educator who is a regular at Preservation Hall and the Palm Court Jazz Club, and performs with top talent including Mark Braud, John Mahoney, Leroy Jones, and Charlie Gabriel. She has performed with an array of j... Read more

Matt Lemmler

Sat, 08/05/23
Matt Lemmler was raised just blocks from Fats Domino’s home, and the pianist, composer, and arranger seems to have absorbed some of that genius’s creativity and drive as well as the influences of his musical family. After earning a master’s from the Manhattan School of Musi... Read more

Marty Peters & The Party Meters

Sat, 08/05/23
Marty Peters & The Party Meters, in addition to having one of the most festive band names, provides a most festive atmosphere with their high-energy interpretations of traditional jazz and New Orleans popular favorites. The needle goes all the way to eleven when Peters take... Read more

Marla Dixon

Sat, 08/05/23
Marla Dixon learned to play trumpet in high school, and after a hiatus, she discovered New Orleans traditional jazz and moved directly to the Crescent City, not passing Go, but instead collecting armloads of accolades. Dixon, a fine singer as well as horn player and band le... Read more

Mark Braud

Sat, 08/05/23
Mark Braud has been described as “the quintessence of the New Orleans spirit,” and the veteran trumpeter and vocalist indeed offers energetic, fresh spins on traditional New Orleans grooves. Born into a musical family (his uncle is the legendary trumpeter Wendell Brunious),... Read more

Leroy Jones

Fri, 08/04/23
Trumpeter Leroy Jones has embodied the spirit of New Orleans traditional jazz for over fifty years. His musicianship and dedication to forwarding the traditional jazz genre has won him an enthusiastic following around the world and induction into the New Orleans Jazz Hall o... Read more

Lena Prima

Fri, 08/04/23
Lena Prima, the daughter of renowned trumpeter and recording star Louis Prima and his fifth wife, Gia Malone, has carved out her own career as a singer and recording artist. Born in 1963, Prima was raised in Las Vegas and spent time on the road with her parents and in her ... Read more

Lars Edegran & Palm Court Jazz Band

Fri, 08/04/23
Lars Edegran & the Palm Court Jazz Band represent some of the best traditional jazz offered in the Crescent City. The veteran musician and bandleader most often plays piano, guitar, or banjo but has been known to perform on the mandolin, clarinet, or saxophone when the mood... Read more

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