Jazz Fest Night Shows - First Weekend

13:38 April 18, 2016
By: Staff

Jazz Fest Night Shows - First Weekend (April 22-24, 2016)


Stanton Moore Trio with DJ Kevvy Kev 
Thursday, April 21, 9:30 p.m.; $20
Maison, 508 Frenchmen St.

Metairie-raised Stanton Moore is one of the city’s most prolific musicians. He’s collaborated with a variety of musicians from Tom Morello to DJ Shadow. With the Trio, as opposed to Galactic (another one of his projects), Moore can scale back on his sound to evoke NOLA’s jazz heritage while also pushing boundaries. Blending a variety of genres, Moore’s technique recalls blues, funk and modern jazz. Catch his show to get a taste of how NOLA musicians continue to innovate. 

Jazz Fest Night Shows - First Weekend


Fredy Omar con Su Banda
Friday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.; FREE
Casa Borrega, 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

It’s easy to lose sight of how much Latin music influences jazz music and vice versa, so rectify that by heading down to catch NOLA’s premiere Latin band. Influenced by a variety of Latin styles including cha cha, salsa, cumbia, merengue and of course Latin jazz, Fredy Omar has consistently been picked as one of NOLA’s best bands. 


Leftover Salmon with Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers (8:00 p.m.) & with Walter Wolfman Washington (11:59 p.m.)
Friday, April 22, 8:00 p.m. & 11:59 p.m.; $25-$30
One Eyed Jacks,
615 Toulouse St.

This Boulder-based band is the epitome of the jam band. Pulling together bluegrass, rock, country and zydeco music, the group has been called the pioneer of “jamgrass.” Frequently hailed as one of the festival’s circuits most exciting groups to watch, here’s you chance to dance and have a good time. 

Jazz Fest Night Shows - First Weekend


Bonerama plus Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
Friday, April 22, 9:00 p.m.; $17.50
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.

Members of Harry Connick Jr’s big band broke off and formed this awesome brass funk band. And while the horn section has definitely made a name of themselves, snagging collabs with R.E.M. and Alec Ounsworth, this band is best-experienced whole. 


Colin Lake
Friday, April 22, 2:00 a.m.; $10
d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St.

Colin Lake might not be a native, but his heart has always belonged to the city. Finding inspiration from the city’s roots music scene, Lake has built a reputation around his phenomenal vocals and blues-esque songcraft. While you can definitely catch him at Jazz Fest this year, this’ll give you another shot. 

Jazz Fest Night Shows - First Weekend


Brothers Osborne
Saturday, April 23, 8:00 p.m.; $25
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.

Jazz Fest already has such a diverse roster of musicians delivering music from all types of genres. So why not get a little country tonight while you’re at it with the Brothers Osbourne. A duo hailing out of Nashville, their debut "Pawn Shop" made waves with both critics and country radio. Tickets start at $25 so don’t miss out!


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Saturday, April 23, 8:00 p.m.; $50-150
The Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are bringing back their Treme Threauxdown for the second year in a row. In what’s sure to be one of the city’s best Jazz Fest after-party, the performance will also include special guests Marc Broussard, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter Jr. Tickets are on sale now and are between $50 and $150. 

Jazz Fest Night Shows - First Weekend


Little Freddie King
Saturday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.; $10
Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave.

Little Freddie King will, of course, be performing at Jazz Fest. But, if you want to avoid the crowds while also getting a chance to watch him perform at a legendary venue, then tonight’s the night. Known for his delta style country blues, Little Freddie King is a Jazz Fest staple. Tickets are $10. 


The Revivalists with Vulfpeck and Special Guests The Soul Rebels
Saturday, April 23, 10:00 p.m.; $35
The Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way

New Orleans-based alt-rock/soul band will also be making an appearance at the festival alongside a night show. This roots-inspired band is known for their high-energy jam sessions; the Revivalists are a constant thrill to watch. Funk group Vulfpeak and the nationally-renowed Soul Rebels will only add to that thrill. Tickets are $35.  

Jazz Fest Night Shows - First Weekend


Kristina Morales & The Bayou Shufflers
Sunday, April 24, 6:00 p.m.; FREE with one drink minimum
Spotted Cat Music Club, 623 Frenchmen St.

Kristina Morales is the perfect musician for people looking for an updated sound that maintains a homegrown jazz sound. Adeptly blending contemporary soul with traditional jazz music, Morales and her band are one of the city’s most unique bands. 


Duran Duran with CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers
Sunday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.; $29-$114.50
Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Dr.

A triple threat consisting some of pop’s greatest, Duran Duran’s Paper Gods Tour makes it to NOLA during Jazz Fest. Consisting of new wave, power pop and funk with a disco edge, Duran Duran and guests will for sure keep you dancing all night with what’s sure to be one of the biggest parties outside of the festival. 

Jazz Fest Night Shows - First Weekend


Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Sunday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.; $20
d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St.

A multi-talented musician who’s got piano, singing and songwriting all covered, Jon Cleary is the definitive R&B and funk act. He may not be from NOLA, but his heart and his band are. He’s collaborated and performed with Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Ryan Adams and he’s only getting better. 


George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic with New Breed Brass Band and DJ Soul Sister
Sunday, April 24, 9:00 p.m.; $47.50
Republic, 828 S. Peters St.

They were here earlier this year so if you, for some reason, didn’t make your way down to Tipitina’s then here’s you next shot. George Clinton and his two groups Parliament and Funkadelic are joining forces for one of the funkiest shows you can catch outside of the Fest itself. And if that wasn't enough, NOLA-bred New Breed Brass Band and DJ Soul Sister will be joining them onstage to pump up the vibe. 

Jazz Fest Night Shows - First Weekend

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