Traditional Jazz

John Saavedra

Fri, 08/04/23
John Saavedra channels the spirit of Django Reinhardt into an energetic, New Orleans-inflected guitar sound that propels the swing music sound into this century just as it propels the dancers to the floor. Along with singer Giselle Anguizola, Saavedra leads the rotating cas... Read more

John Royen

Fri, 08/04/23
John Royen rules the stride piano, bringing the syncopated sounds to clubs and festivals around New Orleans and across the globe. The veteran pianist has performed with a Who’s Who of traditional jazz, from Pete Fountain and the Dukes of Dixieland to Duke Heitger and the Pr... Read more

John Boutté

Fri, 08/04/23
John Boutte grew up in New Orleans’ culture-rich Treme neighborhood, and it is only fitting that the impeccable vocalist is best known for penning “Treme Song,” the theme for the critically–acclaimed HBO series of the same name. Boutte’s unique voice and dynamic stage style... Read more

John Autin

Fri, 08/04/23
John Autin put his first band together at age 12 and hasn’t stopped since. Known as The New Orleans Piano Man, Autin embraces the best of the Crescent City’s musical genres, from trad jazz to contemporary tunes, sprinkled with originals, such as the jaunty homage to his hom... Read more

Jenavieve Cooke & The Winding Boys

Thu, 07/20/23
Jenavieve Cooke & The Winding Boys bring their energetic traditional jazz sounds to Frenchmen Street and beyond, with Cooke’s rich vocals and engaging personality offering sparkle to the trad and swing jazz canon. Their recent album “Sleepy Time Dream Team” includes favorit... Read more

Jelly Roll Stompers

Thu, 07/20/23
The Jelly Roll Stompers bring their effervescent, infectious energies to the trad jazz idiom, whether busking on Royal Street or pleasing the fans on Frenchmen. The band features a variety of tunes from the trad and swing songbooks, such as “I’ve Found a New Baby” and, of c... Read more

Jamil Sharif

Thu, 07/20/23
Jamil Sharif is a native New Orleans trumpeter and vocalist who has performed around the world and recorded with a wide range of musical luminaries ranging from Wynton Marsalis to Dr. John to Marcia Ball. His flexibility extends to his repertoire, which ranges from traditio... Read more

James Williams

Thu, 07/20/23
James Williams brings his authentic jazz trumpet and confident vocal stylings to any stage he graces, whether it be with his own contemporary-sounding James Williams Band or with the traditional jazz combo, the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys. Williams has toured the world and pe... Read more

Ingrid Lucia

Thu, 07/20/23
Ingrid Lucia honed her jazz vocal chops in New York with her band, the Flying Neutrinos, and with top talent like Tony Bennett, and today she remains a force in her home town New Orleans with her confident, silky voice, glamorous outlook, and blend of jazz standards and ori... Read more

Gregg Stafford

Thu, 07/20/23
Gregg Stafford is a traditional jazz trumpeter and music educator who has led the Young Tuxedo Brass Band for over 30 years and is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the city’s brass bands. Stafford grew up amidst New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood and the New Orl... Read more

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