Piano Night 2011

Tom Worrell

Wed, 04/27/11
Tom Worrell is a pianist of the first degree, a veteran of both the road and the New Orleans music scene, who embodies the spirits of the great Professor Longhair and James Booker whenever he takes the stage. Worrell learned piano at the age of four, and also plays trombone... Read more

Paul Longstreth

Fri, 04/15/11
Over the past 15 years, Paul Longstreth has shared the stage with some of the greatest jazz and rock musicians on the planet. He strives not only to entertain audiences, but to engage, educate, and enlighten both himself and all willing listeners. Read more

Bob Seeley

Fri, 04/08/11
Bob Seeley is arguably America's greatest living boogie woogie pianist. Detroiter Bob Seeley is a piano player like Mickey Mantle was a ball player. The 77 year old pianist has been a fixture at the piano bar at Charlie's Crabe in suburban Troy, Michigan, just outside of De... Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Fri, 04/08/11
Lonnie Smith has consistently been a leading force in jazz since 1969 when critics for Downbeat magazine hailed him as ‘Top Organist of 1969.’ More recently he has been selected as ‘Organ Keyboardist of the Year’ by The Jazz Journalist Association in 2003, 2004 and 2005. B... Read more

John "Papa" Gros

Fri, 04/08/11
John “Papa” Gros (pronounced Grow) is a pianist, organist, vocalist, and composer who combines the best of New Orleans’ piano professor traditions with contemporary funk, rock, and blues to create his own distinctive and dynamic sound. He is an established solo artist and i... Read more

Marc Stone

Tue, 04/20/10
Threadhead Records artist Marc Stone is a solo artist as well as an in-demand professional in New Orleans, playing with many of Louisiana's great artists. In addition to his shows with his own group around New Orleans, Marc has backed countless artists, including Eddie Bo, ... Read more

Renard Poché

Mon, 04/19/10
A contemporary of some of New Orleans' funk greats, Renard Poché's contributions can be counted among the defining factors of funk in New Orleans. Best known for his electrifying guitar work, Poché is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist whose been known to move effortless... Read more

Bob Andrews

Thu, 04/15/10
Since moving to New Orleans in 1992, Bob has played piano and organ and sung, both live and in the studio, with numerous Louisiana bands and musicians, as well as performing solo. Read more

Cynthia Chen

Wed, 04/14/10
Cynthia appears regularly at WWOZ's Piano Night, and she has been a New Orleans fixture at various local clubs opening for acts like Eddie Bo, Mother Blues, and Irving Bannister. She is a bandleader and piano player for her own bands, "CC and the Revelers," "CC and The Bayo... Read more

Carol Fran

Thu, 04/08/10
From jump blues to soul blues and all the R&B in between, Carol Fran has been singing it for nearly fifty years. Her career started when she was still in her teens with the Don Conway Orchestra and continues to this day. In 1995, Carol was a nominee at the 16th Annual W.C.... Read more

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