Erin Demastes PLANET EARTH 2:00 PM Friday August 29, 2014

Erin Demastes is a pianist from Baton Rouge.  She performs in jazz groups around New Orleans, leads her own jazz trio and experiments in electronic music with her project Ableton.  Erin’s group, Planet Earth features bassist Nathan Lambertson and drummer Simon Lott that plays original music by all three members of the group.  Hear three of the most creative and...

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The Frenchmen Street All Stars 2:00 PM Friday September 5, 2014

True to their name, The Frenchmen St. All Stars can generally be found playing at The Spotted Cat on Frenchmen Street, New Orleans.  This quartet entertains audiences with a repertoire that ranges from classic New Orleans R&B to jazz standards.                 Admission is only $5. Purchase Tickets...

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Tonya Boyd-Cannon 8:00 PM Friday September 5, 2014

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Tonya began singing in church choir as a child.  Recording with Jean Knight on the “Queen” record in 1999 inspired her to pursue singing as a career. Her band features keyboards, guitar, drums, and bass playing adult contemporary R&B.  Tonya’s original songs feature catchy hooks, smooth jazz backing tracks and...

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Jane Harvey Brown Traditional Jazz All Stars 8:00 PM Saturday September 6, 2014

Jazz singer Jane Harvey Brown has been entertaining New Orleans audiences for 20 years.  Jane will be appearing at The Mint to celebrate the release of a new recording with her all star band including the irrepressible Lawrence Cotton and drummer Kerry Brown.  The tracks on the CD were recorded at a previous appearance at The Mint. Jane brings a sense of history to her...

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Downriver: Mighty Mississippi River Festival Saturday September 13 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

The National Park Service has chosen a Bananas & Coffees theme at the Downriver Fest 2014!  The event will feature coffee and banana themed cooking demos and food booths!  Live music including the National Park Service Rangers band. Lectures will be indoors, 3rd Floor of the Old U.S. Mint at Esplanade and Barracks, across from the French Market flea market! Speakers...

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Live Animals featuring Kevin O’Day 2:00 PM Friday September 26

Led by drummer Kevin O’Day, Live Animals performs challenging originals with fast tempos, odd meters and the occasional melody by Sun Ra thrown in the mix.  Kevin is one of New Orleans’ most in demand drummers and has performed with just about every musician in town including Anders Osbourne and Walter “Wolfman” Washington. Live Animals features...

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Cameron Dupuy & The Cajun Troubadours 8:00 PM Friday September 26

Cameron Dupuy is a 16 year old accordion player who is making a mark in the world of Cajun music with his group The Cajun Troubadours. They are traditionalists playing the Cajun dancehall style sounds of Belton Richard and Aldus Roger in a modern fashion. After spending several years as a guitarist, Cameron Dupuy started playing the Cajun accordion at the age of...

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New Orleans Vintage Fashion & Lifestyle Expo 7:00 PM Thursday Oct 2nd, 2014

The New Orleans Vintage Fashion & Lifestyle Expo is the pre-party to The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival.  The event will take over two floor of The Old U.S. Mint.  The second floor will have vendors selling vintage clothing starting at 7 pm.  Cocktails will be available and are allowed in the bazaar.  The third floor will floor will host fashion show starting at...

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Alex McMurray 2:00 PM Friday October 3, 2014

Alex McMurray spent a lot of time as a teenager jamming to classic rock records on guitar.  When he played in his first New Orleans bands as a college student he was known for his shredding guitar solos.  He started writing songs around this time to entertain his friends over marathon games of Yahtzee.  He soon developed a collection of songs with jazzy changes and an...

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Tribute to Danny Barker 7:00 PM Friday October 3, 2014

Danny Barker made major contributions to the development of jazz music in America from its beginnings until he passed away in 1994.  Born and raised in New Orleans, Mr. Barker moved to New York City when he was 21 and played guitar with the top bands in the burgeoning jazz scene of Harlem.  He lived in New York with his wife Blu Lu Barker and their daughter for over 30...

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