Lynn Drury 2:00 PM Friday January 30, 2015

Lynn Drury is one of New Orleans’ most prolific songwriters.  She has released 6 collections of original music, each with a little different style and type of arrangement. Lynn’s reputation as a songwriter and performer has grown following the release of her latest recording “Come To My House” in 2014.  The record reveals an edgy Rock N Roll side...

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Helen Gillet 8:00 PM Friday January 30, 2015

Helen Gillet is a cellist, composer, vocalist and Walloon (French-speaking person from Belgium, specifically Wallonia). She was raised in Singapore, Belgium, Illinois, and Wisconsin and moved to New Orleans in 2003 where she earned her Masters in Music from Loyola University.  Helen has played with just about every musician in New Orleans and leads several groups...

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The Jerry Embree Swing Band 2:00 PM Tuesday February 3, 2015

Saxophonist Jerry Embree is one of the busiest musicians in New Orleans.  He stays busy running Jazzman Entertainment Company.  During the day Jerry is on the phone booking groups for events and restaurants in the Greater New Orleans area and puts on his jazz hat at night to play saxophone, sing, field requests and entertain locals and tourists from around the...

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Richie Kaye 2:00 PM Thursday February 5, 2015

Richie Kaye’s “Music and Mirth” is an acoustic duo of Richie Kaye on archtop guitar/voice and Tony LaVorgna on clarinet/sax.  Together they play a variety of classic American songs of with a swingin’ style. Richie and Tony plan to present the music of American Composers of Popular Music.  The show will be upbeat with a light educational focus...

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Loyola Jazz Underground presents Steve Masakowski 7:30 PM Thursday February 5, 2015

Born and raised in New Orleans, Guitarist Steve Masakowski has been a major influence on the New Orleans music scene since the 1970’s.  Steve learned about jazz, music and the music business from some of the legends of New Orleans music including Ellis Marsalis and James Black. He is a guitarist of the highest level, known throughout the world as a performer and...

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NOLA County 2:00 PM Friday February 6, 2015

Led by singer/songwriter Blake Mogabgab NOLA County plays original, swinging country music.  Their authentic Americana sound is augmented by banjo and fiddle.  The members all sing and create lush vocal harmonies.  Their mastery of their instruments allows the music to branch out to experimental jams and jazz if the moment is right.  Their debut recording is...

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Shawn Myers 2:00 PM Friday February 20, 2015

Composer and drummer Shawn Myers is one of the most talented young musicians attending The University of New Orleans Jazz Studies program. He has appeared at The Mint with an all-star ensemble from UNO. Shawn will be fronting his own group performing some of his original modern jazz compositions. Admission is only $5. Purchase tickets...

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Movie Screening: “Slavery by Another Name” and NPS performance “Freedom is Coming: Songs of Freedom Resistance & the Underground Railroad” 1:00 PM Tuesday February 24, 2015

Slavery by Another Name: The Documentary Film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and had its national broadcast on PBS on Feb. 13, 2012.  Based on Blackmon’s research, Slavery by Another Name spans eight decades, from 1865 to 1945, revealing the interlocking forces in both the South and the North that enabled this “neoslavery” to begin and persist. ...

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The Gumbo Trio 2:00 PM Wednesday February 25, 2015

The Gumbo Trio is a human jukebox.  They appear in The Jazz Bistro at Arnaud’s Restaurant in The French Quarter 7 nights a week and twice on Sunday.  The group has all the hits ready to play for locals celebrating special occasions the international crowds seeking a real New Orleans Jazz Band.  Their repertoire goes much deeper and they will surprise you by...

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Melanie Gardner Quintet 2:00 PM Thursday February 26, 2015

Melanie Gardner is a versatile singer who fronts a jazz combo, appears in musical theatre productions in the Gulf South,and is also involved in opera.  As a voice teacher, Melanie shares her craft with others while putting a lot of thought into what she presents to her audiences. The Melanie Gardner Quintet showcases Melanie’s whimsical side with concise...

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Diablo’s Horns 2:00 PM Friday February 27, 2015

Diablos’ Horns is a New Orleans brass supergroup with a guitar hero singing lead.  If you haven’t had a chance to hear them it’s because the members are busy playing with many of the most active bands in town.  We’re lucky to have them all get together to perform at The Mint. Organized by sousaphonist Tim Stambaugh, who is a celebrity among New...

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Twangorama 2.0 8:00 PM Friday February 27, 2015

Guitarists Jimmy Robinson and Cranston Clements have been playing together for many years.  One of their projects together has been a guitar supergroup called Twangorama featuring as many as 4 guitarists.  The latest incarnation of the band features Cranston’s twin boys Austin on electric bass and Tyler on drums.               The boys are talented on...

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Billie Davies 2:00 PM Friday March 6, 2015

Jazz drummer Billie Davies was born in Brugge, Belgium.  Her Grandfather introduced her to drums when she was 3 years old.  Incorporating influences from classical and jazz music, Billie performs mainly in an avant-garde, free jazz style painting expansive soundscapes with a light touch of her drum sticks.  Billie developed her style traveling and performing in Europe...

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Tank and the Bangas 8:00 PM Saturday March 7, 2015

Tank and The Bangas have been writing, recording and performing in the New Orleans area for a few years and are poised to become bigger than the local music scene.  Lead vocalist Tank has a fluid delivery and a wide vocal range.  Her lyrics are clever and thought provoking.  Her fashion, hair and songwriting exude creativity The band plays with a swinging classic R...

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Jon Roniger 2:00 PM Friday March 13, 2015

Jon Roniger is a guitarist, songwriter and singer.  His style incorporates story telling with an old fashioned swing on his guitar with a little pop music in his pocket.  Jon has licensed several recordings internationally for TV and commercials and has been touring the United States and Europe since 2007.  His latest recording, “Gypsyland” features...

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Kim Carson 2:00 PM Friday March 20, 2015

Kim Carson grew up in rural Texas and Oklahoma and her songwriting is true to her roots.  Kim has been named “Best Country Artist” by readers of OffBeat magazine eight times.  Her lyrics focus on honky tonkin’ and heartbreak, essential themes of country music.  Kim is a prolific artist.  She will be returning to New Orleans after a European tour to...

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Schatzy 2:00 PM Friday May 22, 2015

Songwriter Greg Schatz originally gained local notoriety as the bassist with blues guitarist Jeremy Lyons (who took over The Sake Stampede at The Dragon’s Den from Coco Robicheaux and Kenny Holiday).  New Orleanians found out later that he also plays piano and accordion.  He leads his group as Schatzy performing quirky compositions are steeped in tradition, yet...

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The International Songwriters Collective 8:00 PM Friday June 12, 2015

The International Songwriters Collective is a group of 3 guitarist/composers from The United States and Europe.  New Orleans native Jimmy Robinson has teamed up with Brick deBois (FLOATSTONE) from Antwerp Belgium and a brilliant songwriter from Amsterdam, Lili Kiara who is a member of the group The RIVER. They are touring all over the U.S.in the summer of...

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