UNO Thelonious Monk ensemble directed by Steve Masakowski 2:00 PM Friday November 7, 2014

The University of New Orleans Jazz Studies Department presents their Thelonious Monk jazz ensemble featuring some of the top players in their program.  The group is directed by Steve Masakowski, Coca Cola Endowed Chair of the Department. Admission is only...

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The Night Janitor 8:00 PM Friday November 7, 2014

This is the next installment in our Electronic Music Series.  The Night Janitor is percussionist/keyboard/singer/lyricist Anthony Cuccia who leads the listener through a psychedelic journey of layered electronic sounds (something) with lyrics coated with multiple meanings.  Cuccia mixes drum machines, effects pedals and synthesizers with vintage Farfisa Organ and...

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The Crooner’s Groove Lounge featuring Sarah Gromko 8:00 PM Saturday November 8, 2014

Join vocalist Sarah Gromko as she journeys into the hip world of 1960’s Las Vegas jazz lounges.  The set will include songs by Burt Bacharach, jazz standards and several Gromko originals, all treated with Sarah’s talent for interesting arrangements. The band for this special evening, Gromko’s Rhythmic Tricks, bring a sophisticated 1960s vibe influenced by...

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Guitar Slim Jr. 2:00 PM Friday November 14, 2014

Blues guitarist and singer Guitar Slim, Jr.  is born and raised  in New Orleans . He is the son of renowned blues guitarist Guitar Slim who is best known for the million-selling song, “The Things That I Used To Do”.  Over his lengthy playing career, Slim Jr., has worked with some of the most eminent blues musicians in the country including Stevie Ray...

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Erica Falls presents A Tribute to Sarah Vaughn 8:00 PM Friday November 14, 2014

Erica Falls is a versatile entertainer.  She delivers classic R&B songs, interpretations of historic songs of The Mississippi Delta, gospel and urban contemporary music with a compelling confidence.  Her voice is strong and smooth, never piercing and effortless.  Erica is not only  a songwriter/lyricist, she’s an improviser, building emotional intensity at...

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A.J. Croce 8:00 PM Thursday November 20, 2014

Pianist/Singer/Songwriter A.J. Croce returns to The Mint for an encore of his appearance here back in July.  He will be in town auditioning local musicians to form an A.J. Croce band earlier in the week.  The performance will showcase his solo act and include the new bandmembers. A.J.’s notable producers on his latest recording, Twelve Tales are Nashville’s...

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Carlo Ditta & Friends with guest John Sinclair 2:00 PM Friday November 21, 2014

Carlo Ditta has been playing Rock and The Blues in the New Orleans area since the 1970’s.  He is also the founder and CEO of Orleans Records, home to some of the most significant jazz and blues artists from The Crescent City. Carlo and friends will be joined by writer and poet John Sinclair who will perform spoken word accompanied by the band.  John was the...

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Sarah Quintana 8:00 PM December 6, 2014

Sarah Quintana is a singer-songwriter from New Orleans with a background rich in jazz, folk and popular music.  She is a charming performer, devoted guitarist and a truly gifted singer.  She attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, NOCCA and graduated from Loyola University with a degree in English and French.  Quintana splits her time between the US and...

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Phil DeGruy 2:00 PM Friday December 19, 2014

Phil DeGruy, inventor of the Guitarp, combines virtuosity with hilarious wit. In his own words, DeGruy was “Born and lowered” in New Orleans. He uses a finger picking technique so subtle you can hardly tell he’s plucking the strings. Pulling tunes from a dizzying array of sources his is a one man duet.  Phil creates beautiful arrangements of jazz standards. ...

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Poetry reading with Andy Young 2:00 PM January 16, 2015

Andy Young grew up in southern West Virginia and has spent most of her adult life in New Orleans working at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. With her partner, Khaled Hegazzi, she translates poetry from the Arabic and founded Meena, a bilingual literary journal, in 2005. For the last two years she has lived in Egypt, where she worked at the American University in...

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