We continue to enjoy the variety of music that New Orleans offers. Here are just a few of the 46 acts we have caught so far in 2014 in order of appearance. They illustrate just some of the variety of great music in this city. The fist five are featured in this post and then the next one covers the second five. You can follow the links to learn more about some New Orleans muscians and venues.
The NOLA Loves Philippines Benefit was held at RocknBowl earlier this year. James Andrews played with the Crescent City Allstars (see below). I had recently seen James at his aunt’s place in Treme, the Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar. Also appearing over the winter were the Bone Tone Brass Band, Bucktown AllStars, and the John Gros Band.
Jon Cleary played his usual great Tuesday solo act at Chicki Wah Wah on doing old school R&B and NOLA standards, as well as his own music.
We saw Aurora Nealand and Tom McDermott do their Thursday gig at Buffa’s.
We returned to Buffa’s for their Saturday jazz brunch with the Shotgun Jazz Band. It was a slimed down version of the band with three players.
We went to Ogden After Hours on 2/20 to see the 101 Drummers with Big Chief Juan Pardo of the Golden Commanches with Lionel Batiste Jr., Ajay Mallory, Boubacaar Cisokoo, and Chris Jones on drums and bongos. T This is just one of the many Ogden shows we have attended. You can see Juan’s son joining the group below.