Happy Monday everybody and what a beautiful day it is!!!
There's gonna be a great breeze from the river today...so it's a good night to take a stroll along the River Road levee, and while you're there be sure to stop at the River Shack Tavern at 7:00 pm for some really GOOD red beans and rice, and the cool sounds of Amanda Walker.
You can get your evening started off right at Chickie Wah Wah on Canal....they have Washboard Rodeo for an early show at 7:00 pm...and I'm sure there's gonna be some yummy food too!!
There's a fun double header over at Maison (508 Frenchmen)...You got Jayna Morgan & The Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band at 7:00 pm, and the Monday Super Jam hosted by Gene Harding featuring Rue Fiya at 10:00 pm...now this sounds like a fun way to spend your evening!!
If you're looking for a new place to check out with some great food and music....head on over to Three Muses (536 Frenchmen)...tonight they have the Panorama Jazz Band at 7:00 pm!
Keep out the heat and spend some time on the Avenue at The Columns....There's gonna be David Doucet from BeauSoleil fame, and while you're enjoying the sounds have a refreshing adult beverage and this will surely start your evening off right!
Stick around Mid-City and go on over to the Banks Street Bar & Grill for the N'Awlins Johnnys at 9:00 pm and some free red beans and rice for your Monday night!
BJ's Lounge (4301 Burgundy) has special fun tonight at 7:00 pm for Bill Van's Surprise Birthday Party (I'm not sure if this going to be a big super surprise for Bill...but it should be a great party)!!! ...If you've never headed down to BJ's you gotta do it...and if they're serving those yummy burritos you have to get one...they are yummy!!!!
If you're lookin' for some bluegrass music tonight you don't have to go too far to find it....Check out the Hi Ho Lounge on St. Claude and the Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 8:00 pm...there's no cover and FREE red beans at this show too!
Be sure to make a stop by the Spotted Cat early for this great line-up of music....Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Dominic Grillo and The Frenchmen Street All Stars at 6:00 pm and be sure to stay on for the Jazz Vipers at 10:00 pm.....it's sure to be another smokin' Monday evening show.
And a little heads up on a two great events happening tomorrow!!
It's a Salute to Jazz Legend Lionel Ferbos....A New Orleans treasure, jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos started in the early 1920s around the time Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton burst onto the national scene. A hard worker and determined musician, Ferbos sharpened his skills under the guidance of world-renowned teacher, Paul Chalingny. The young Ferbos was a rising star during the 1930s and played with the likes of Walter "Fats" Pichon and Sidney Desvigne. Ferbos later joined the legendary New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra in the late 1960s with musicians William Russell, Paul Crawford, Orange Kellin, John Robichaux, Walter Payton and band founder Lars Edegran.
The Historic New Orleans Collection and Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel will celebrate the remarkable history of this living jazz legend with two French Quarter events. "A Conversation with Lionel Ferbos" will be presented from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at the Williams Research Center, located at 410 Chartres Street. The interview will be conducted by Jason Berry, author of Up From the Cradle of Jazz. The WRC is home to several notable jazz collections including the William Russell Jazz Collection, the Frederic Ramsey Jr. Papers and the Harold Battiste Papers. This event provides jazz lovers with an opportunity to hear Ferbos recount his fascinating life in his own words. Reservations for the lecture are highly recommended. Please call (504) 523-4662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then.....At 8 p.m., immediately following the oral presentation, guests are invited to Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, at 300 Bourbon Street, for a musical "Tribute to Lionel Ferbos." The concert will feature Jason Marsalis with trumpeters Irvin Mayfield, Shamarr Allen and other special guests. Both the concert and the oral presentation are free and open to the public. Don't miss this rare opportunity to be a part of history!!
Have a great Monday...and for more musical fun check out WWOZ Livewire ....until tomorrow.