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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“Indian Blue” featuring Johnny Sansone, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and John Fohl 8:00 PM Friday March 13, 2015

When it comes to the blues Johnny Sansone and John Fohl are two of the most respected artists in New Orleans.  Harmonica player and singer Johnny Sansone consistently wins awards for his songwriting and recording while garnering rave reviews for his live performances.  Grammy award winner John Fohl established himself as a solo artist and first call sideman before...

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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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Smokin’ Time Jazz Club 2:00 PM Friday March 27, 2015

Smokin’ Time Jazz Club is a New Orleans based traditional jazz band. They perform the music of the 1920s and 30s for today’s listeners, swing dancers and jazz fans. Smokin’ Time’s repertoire includes the traditional jazz songs we’re familiar with and a large helping of old time tunes that we might not have heard.  The 8 piece band is...

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Kidd Jordan and Hamiet Bluiett saxophone improvisers 9:00 PM Thursday April 30, 2015

Kidd Jordan was born and raised in Crowley, LA and grew up listening to Zydeco and Blues music.  By the time he was in high school, Kidd was performing in saxophone ensembles and studying the music of Charlie Parker.  Mr. Jordan attended Southern University at the same time as famed modern jazz clarinetist Alvin Batiste. He moved to New Orleans in 1955 and performed...

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Roy Bookbinder 2:00 PM Friday May 8, 2015

Roy Bookbinder is a journeyman guitarist and storyteller.  He has been traveling, singing and playing guitar, teaching and making records since 1971.  His style is pure American music passed down from the creators of the style who lived the stories told in the songs.   Roy’s talent for playing guitar is apparent the first listen.  He uses a finger picking...

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Greg Schatz and the Geniuses 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, Lily 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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