Thursday Oct. 5- The new Orleans Klezmer All Stars, 9PM, Siberia-
Last month we played at Siberia, and it was a fitting return for Glenn Hartman, our keyboardist and blood pumper. The food is excellent and Eastern Euro. Everyone loved it. Folks can't help but dance and imbibe. Come out for this one.
Thursday Oct 12th- The Naked Orchestra, 10PM, Allways Lounge-
The full 20 odd piece Naked Orchestra performs again, at a new venue for us. Come see some of the greatest and most exciting improvisors and composers from across the scene. It's always an instant party.
Friday Oct. 13th- The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars, 9pm Chickie Wah Wah
This will be a party and some really driving music a) because it's the klez and b) because it's my birthday, and you are all invited c) it's friday the 13th again.. Let's really go crazy, it's been a tough year. This one is going to rock!
Saturday Oct. 14th- Wadada Leo Smith performs 10 Freedom Summers at Loyola.
I'm happy to have contributed to the effort to help get Wadada here to perform and work with the New Orleans music community. He is a great artist with great vision and this is a seminal work about civil rights. This group is not to be missed and is augmented by string quartet and strong multimedia presentation.. The information on the show is here... please attend you will be edified.
Sunday Oct. 15th- w/ James Singleton quintet, 8 and 10PM- Snug Harbor-
What a band James assembles! Check it out.
Wednesday Oct. 18th- Naked On The Floor- 9PM Three Keys, Ace Hotel
My flagship chamber group, in a great room. Rex Gregory- saxes etc; Cyrus Nabipoor-trumpet; Rick Trolsen-trombone; James Singleton-bass; Stanton Moore-drums; Jonathan Freilich- guitar. Yep, you read right. Our original drummer, Stanton is back for a great evening of music.
Thursday Oct. 19th- w/ singer, Annie Ellicott- 8:43PM- The Sidebar
Annie is a great writer and fascinatingly flexible vocalist. If you haven't checked out the sidebar you are living in a dream where you can't figure out what's up.
And that's just to start, get you salivating at the diversity, and give you some strength to take on the adversity.