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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P.3+ Bamboula/NOLA project – The Sounds of Louisiana Digital Collection 2:00 PM Saturday January 3, 2015

Hosted by Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, the Sounds of Louisiana Collection is essentially a repository of sounds collected and contributed by the Louisiana community. The collection was launched recently and as it grows it will become a unique resource for the auditory history of Louisiana.  Sounds can be contributed under a creative commons license that would allow...

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The Revealers 2:00 PM Friday January 9, 2015

DeRoc Debose & Don Williams founded the Revealers many years ago as a Reggae band.  They have teamed up with drummer Kerry Brown to rework old material and write new.  DeRoc’s bass voice is so powerful that he makes the perfect front man. Admission is only $5 Purchase Tickets...

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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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Russell Welch 2:00 PM Wednesday January 21, 2015

The New Orleans based Russell Welch Hot Quartet offers an exciting, fresh version of swing-era jazz in the style of the great gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. The group’s first release (all original music), Showarama Hot Trio, was nominated “Best Traditional Jazz Album”  by the New Orleans Offbeat Music Awards who called the playing,...

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Loyola Jazz Underground presents Tony Dagradi “Gemini Rising” 7:30 PM Thursday January 22, 2015

Tony Dagradi is one of the preeminent saxophonists in America.  A master of modern jazz styling, Tony has a reputation for endlessly interesting improvisations.  As a founding member of Astral Project, Tony has been on the forefront of modern jazz composition, recording and performance for decades.  Since 1990 Dagradi has been a Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies...

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Kyle Roussel 2:00 PM Friday January 23, 2015

Pianist Kyle Roussel has an amazing command of the keyboard.  His fingers speak the language of modern jazz fluidly.  A graduate on The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, Kyle burst out into the music scene a few years ago.  His talents quickly led him outside of New Orleans and around the world with renowned groups like The Headhunters, The Dirty Dozen and...

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Deltaphonic 8:00 PM Friday January 23, 2015

Drawing influence from New Orleans and the American wasteland, Deltaphonic explores the common ground between funk, blues, americana, poetry, and improvisation. Guitarist and  composer, Andrew T. Weekes, sings with a low growl brings the listener in to hear his tales of mysticism and hard living.  Deltaphonic’s fusion of funk and blues invokes a trip through the...

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New Orleans Rhythm Devils 2:00 PM Wednesday January 28, 2015

The New Orleans Rhythm Devils is a traditional jazz group led by drummer/vocalist Michael Paille.  The group features Brandon Brunious, Dr. Jimbo Walsh, Congo Bo Bocage, and Mr. Chad “Mo” Moore, all  players steeped in New Orleans musical tradition.   N.O.R.D. presents thoughtful, energetic arrangements of classic jazz repertoire featuring clarinet and...

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St. Cecilia’s Asylum Chorus 2:00 PM Thursday January 29, 2015

St. Cecilia’s Asylum Chorus is a seven-member choral group whose members have been drawn together from New Orleans’ diverse and eclectic music scenes.  Led by choral director Lucas Davenport, formerly of the New Orleans Bingo! Show, the choir sings music from around the world and includes some original songs in the mix.  They come together to have the...

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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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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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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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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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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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