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Gem Fest!
Gem Fest!
Apr 26 – May 5 all-day
Gem Fest!
It’s a wonderful time for music in the city!
Glen David Andrews’ Birthday Party 8:00 pm
Glen David Andrews’ Birthday Party
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Glen David Andrews' Birthday Party @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
 Glen David Andrews and his band are a force. Their music is an electrifying combination of Funk, R&B, Jazz, Gospel and Zydeco, a joyful, communal noise that prompts, even the most casual listeners to lose their inhibitions, whoop, holler and shake the booty.
Honey Island Swamp Band 11:00 pm
Honey Island Swamp Band
May 1 @ 11:00 pm – May 2 @ 1:00 am
Honey Island Swamp Band @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Great music begins with great songs, and great songs are what the Honey Island Swamp Band is all about. The band came together after 4 friends were marooned in San Francisco after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Formed on the strength of timeless songs from Aaron Wilkinson and Chris Mulé, HISB’s “Bayou Americana” sound has been compared to the music of such forefathers as Lowell George, Earl King, Taj Mahal, Jerry Garcia, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Gram Parsons and Jimmy Reed. Their eponymous EP was recorded in 2006 at famed studio The Plant in Sausalito, CA, and was received so well that they all decided to continue the band upon moving back home to New Orleans in 2007. Wishing Well, the band’s first full length album won “Best Blues Album” of 2009 from OffBeat Magazine, which has also honored Honey Island Swamp Band as “Best Emerging Artist” of 2009 and “Best Roots Rock Artist” of 2010. And most recently the band was awarded “Best Roots Rock Artist” at the 2011 Big Easy Awards, widely considered the “Grammys of New Orleans”. HISB’s newest offering – Good To You – was nominated by OffBeat Magazine as “Best Roots Rock Album” of 2010, was named to numerous “Top 10 CDS of 2010” lists, and has become a staple of most DJs on the Crescent City’s legendary radio station WWOZ, as well as on Sirius/XM satellite radio’s Bluesville and traditional stations from coast‐to‐coast. Featuring the southern strut of songs such as “Country Girl”, “300 Pounds”[...]
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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 8pm Show 8:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 8pm Show
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 8pm Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins, passion. The New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. Tickets are general admission and there is no guaranteed seating. Full Dinner Service is available during this event with a recommended seating time of 7:30pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863 or click on the Open Table widget to the right. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation. ***Show availability is subject to change at the discretion of the artist, please check back often. Refunds will be given in the event of cancellation.****
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 10pm Show 10:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 10pm Show
May 2 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 10pm Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins, passion. The New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. Tickets are general admission and there is no guaranteed seating. Full Dinner Service is available during this event with a recommended seating time of 9:45pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863 or click on the Open Table widget to the right. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation. ***Show availability is subject to change at the discretion of the artist, please check back often. Refunds will be given in the event of cancellation.****
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Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns 8:00 pm
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Meschiya began her singing career at the age of nine, earning a regular gig and winning $500 upon winning an adults only singing contest in a South Dakota Steakhouse. In 2000 as a young woman, she met and began traveling with the Know Nothing Family Zirkus Zideshow and End of the World Circus – a troupe blending traditional circus arts with modern sideshow varieties where Meschiya honed her performance skills with such thrilling acts as glass and insect eating and fire dancing (dangerously twirling around on stage with flame-doused nunchucks). It was while touring with this troupe that she fell in love with and felt immediately embraced by the culturally rich and one of a kind city of New Orleans, her home base for the last decade and counting. In the Spring of 2007, Meschiya began singing with the traditional jazz outfit the Loose Marbles on the French Quarters Royal Street. Joined by jazz dancers Chance Bushman and Amy Johnson, a new revival of traditional jazz and dance consequently blossomed: Bringing the joy and vitality of New Orleanss spirit, wowing audiences both young and old alike, they toured the United States and Europe, playing on streets, in clubs, and leaving a trail of write-ups in publications along the way. Dan Baum of the New Yorker writes”Meschiya Lake rocks back on her heels, lifts her chest, and opens her throat like an air raid siren to croon in a thrilling pre-microphone style that…can make you feel by turns as though you[...]
Dead Blues ft. Grahame Lesh, Luther Dickinson, Elliott Peck, Daru Jones, Marcus Machado with special guest John Medeski 11:30 pm
Dead Blues ft. Grahame Lesh, Luther Dickinson, Elliott Peck, Daru Jones, Marcus Machado with special guest John Medeski
May 3 @ 11:30 pm – May 4 @ 1:30 am
Dead Blues ft. Grahame Lesh, Luther Dickinson, Elliott Peck, Daru Jones, Marcus Machado with special guest John Medeski @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
DARU JONES is one of the most respected drummers of his generation. Born in Michigan to two professional musicians, he began playing the drums at the age of four. Though he got his start in the church, Jones has been influenced by musicians from a wide range of genres. These eclectic musical tastes have carried over into his own career as he has recorded, performed, and toured with renowned artists and producers such as: Jack White, Slum Village, Talib Kweli, Black Milk, Dwight Yoakam, Jamie Lidell, Pete Rock, Salaam Remi, Gloria Gaynor, Kim Burrell, Rance Allen, Black Violin, Ski Beatz & The Sensei’s, Lorenzo Jovanotti and Jon B (partial list). Alongside these artists, Jones has graced the stages of some of the most revered events in the music industry, including: One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide! A 20th anniversary celebration of Nas debut album Illmatic, the 2013 Grammy Awards, Austin City Limits, Rock The Bells Festival, and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Receiving rave reviews from: Rolling Stone Magazine, LA Weekly, and USA Today (partial list), he has also appeared on several national and international television programs: The David Letterman Show, Jools Holland (UK),  The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live, and MTV. Jones has been the “go-to-drummer” in the hip hop game for over a decade. He has shared the stage with legends and emerging stars alike, including: Black Moon, Smif N Wessun, Q-Tip, Mos Def, Raekwon, Curren$y, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Black Sheep, Digable Planets, Camp_Lo, Smoke Dza, Theophulis London and Large Professor. ​MARCUS MACHADO has become one of the most in demand young guitar players in the world. In 2016 Marcus was named by Rolling Stone Magazine as the “Next Young Gun” and he has not disappointed. Since then he has released his debut EP “29” to rave reviews, toured internationally  with Jamie Lidell, formed a super group with[...]
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Open for Pre-Game! 4:30 pm
Open for Pre-Game!
May 4 @ 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Open for Pre-Game!
We’ll be open at 4:30 to feed y’all before the Pels playoff game 3!! Happy hour music (with no cover charge) from 5 until game time, and the Ramp Room bar will be open as well!  Reserve those tables and head on over! Jamison Ross isn’t on until 8, so you’ve got plenty of time to eat and get to the game before tonight’s ticket price kicks in too!
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
  Louisiana Red Hot Records’ award-winning singer/songwriter Lilli Lewis is known for her powerful vocals and progressive message. The “folk-rock diva” is a sought after featured performer on mainstages across the United States and abroad. A prolific writer, composer, pianist, and producer, Lilli has appeared as both artist and sideman with elites like Dr. John, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groov e, Little Freddie King, Dash Rip Rock, Gina Forsyth, Sharon Martin, Betty Shirley, and Dr. James Walsh to mention a few. Lewis and her band have been Regional Finalists for the Mountain Stage New Song Competition as well as Hard Rock Rising Global Band Battle. Notable festival appearances include the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta’s Music Midtown, the Southern Womyn’s Music Festival, and various Pride festivals throughout the US. The daughter of a southern minister and a Chicago reared civil rights activist, her bent towards social justice is reflected in her music and stage show. In keeping with the groundbreaking and pioneering spirit, Lewis is the only female artist on the Louisiana Red Hot Records emerging artist roster alongside Corey Henry, Colin Lake, and Jonathon Boogie Long. Louisiana Red Hot was OffBeat Magazine’s 2015 Record Label of the Year and is known for launching and supporting the careers of southern favorites such as Trombone Shorty, Hunter Hayes, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, among others. Her voice and showmanship have been described as “Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s virtuoso commitment to her instrument and Odetta’s vocal power, creating a show that is a force of[...]
Jamison Ross 8:00 pm
Jamison Ross
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jamison Ross @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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Marc Stone’s All Star Fest-ivity with Mike Dillon, Roosevelt Collier, Reggie Scanlan, Bobby Junior, Brittany Purdy & More! 8:00 pm
Marc Stone’s All Star Fest-ivity with Mike Dillon, Roosevelt Collier, Reggie Scanlan, Bobby Junior, Brittany Purdy & More!
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Marc Stone's All Star Fest-ivity with Mike Dillon, Roosevelt Collier, Reggie Scanlan, Bobby Junior, Brittany Purdy & More!
The return of Alana is off but we’ve got a Saloon-load of amazing musicians to take her place and a lower ticket price too so get on it!!!
Glen David Andrews’ After Party ft. Dave Specter 11:00 pm
Glen David Andrews’ After Party ft. Dave Specter
May 5 @ 11:00 pm – May 6 @ 1:00 am
Glen David Andrews' After Party ft. Dave Specter @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Glen David Andrews and his band are a force. Their music is an electrifying combination of Funk, R&B, Jazz, Gospel and Zydeco, a joyful, communal noise that prompts, even the most casual listeners to lose their inhibitions, whoop, holler and shake the booty.
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GO PELICANS! Open for Game 4! 11:30 am
GO PELICANS! Open for Game 4!
May 6 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
GO PELICANS! Open for Game 4!
We’ll be open to feed y’all before Game 4!! Table reservations are available, the Ramp bar will be open for mingling, but no music except for the sweet swooshes later at the game.
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Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji 7:00 pm
Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Yoshitaka "Z2" Tsuji @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Osaka pianist Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji is a staple of the New Orleans music scene. This skilled pianist is a regular feature in the BBQ Swingers, Kermit Ruffins backing band, and his first release “homie” featured appearances from New Orleans musicians Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, and Jane Yamagishi.
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#wcw with Anaïs St. John 7:30 pm
#wcw with Anaïs St. John
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
#wcw with Anaïs St. John @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Anaïs St. John is a jazz singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. She cultivated her background in jazz, cabaret, musical theater and opera, into a unique and sultry performance, and we are thrilled to have her and her special guest Tanya Boutte on our Wednesday Saloon stage!
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John Mooney & Marc Stone with Washboard Chaz 7:30 pm
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Washboard Chaz
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Washboard Chaz @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join Marc Stone and John Mooney joined by special guest Washboard Chaz!!  
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Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
  Louisiana Red Hot Records’ award-winning singer/songwriter Lilli Lewis is known for her powerful vocals and progressive message. The “folk-rock diva” is a sought after featured performer on mainstages across the United States and abroad. A prolific writer, composer, pianist, and producer, Lilli has appeared as both artist and sideman with elites like Dr. John, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groov e, Little Freddie King, Dash Rip Rock, Gina Forsyth, Sharon Martin, Betty Shirley, and Dr. James Walsh to mention a few. Lewis and her band have been Regional Finalists for the Mountain Stage New Song Competition as well as Hard Rock Rising Global Band Battle. Notable festival appearances include the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta’s Music Midtown, the Southern Womyn’s Music Festival, and various Pride festivals throughout the US. The daughter of a southern minister and a Chicago reared civil rights activist, her bent towards social justice is reflected in her music and stage show. In keeping with the groundbreaking and pioneering spirit, Lewis is the only female artist on the Louisiana Red Hot Records emerging artist roster alongside Corey Henry, Colin Lake, and Jonathon Boogie Long. Louisiana Red Hot was OffBeat Magazine’s 2015 Record Label of the Year and is known for launching and supporting the careers of southern favorites such as Trombone Shorty, Hunter Hayes, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, among others. Her voice and showmanship have been described as “Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s virtuoso commitment to her instrument and Odetta’s vocal power, creating a show that is a force of[...]
Leroy Jones Quintet 7:30 pm
Leroy Jones Quintet
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Leroy Jones Quintet @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the “keeper of the flame” for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City. “The mission of the Leroy Jones Quintet is to expose audiences everywhere to the authentic music of New Orleans, the music of Louis Armstrong, Buddy Bolden, Danny Barker and all the other greats who have helped create the rich gumbo that is the sound of New Orleans,” he says, “while putting our own more modern stamp on it.” Jones himself, a native of New Orleans, whose playing has been described as a blend of Louis Armstrong and bebop virtuoso Clifford Brown, has been a critical figure in the history of New Orleans music. A member of the New Orleans Jazz Hall of Fame, he was leader at the tender age of 12, of the seminal Fairview Band, a brass band whose alumni have included some of the best known musicians in New Orleans. It was the Fairview Brass Band which is widely credited with restoring interest in the brass band tradition of New Orleans. Today, in fact, New Orleans has more brass bands performing than at any time in the city’s history – an achievement that can be traced back directly to the Fairview Band and its successor the Leroy Jones Hurricane Brass Brand. A regular at Preservation Hall in New Orleans and a featured performer in the Harry Connick Orchestra, where his[...]
Musical Night Delight With DEORO 7:30 pm
Musical Night Delight With DEORO
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Musical Night Delight With DEORO @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Books To The Rescue, An Aid To the Philippines featuring very special guest, Grammy-nominated DEORO. ”Books to the Rescue– Philippines ” is a disaster relief benefit event to fund the sending of a second container of school supplies and medical aid to areas of the Philippines hit by recent typhoons. The Modern Orchestral Band from New York — DEORO — touched by their visits to the Philippines — are doing a GIVE BACK CONCERT, with Cheer UP MISSIONS Inc., Nosacoon Inc., New Orleans Rotary, and Asian/American Lion Club. DEORO is currently touring worldwide with the band “Foreigner” and will then be performancing next with Evanescence. Come, enjoy, and meet this extraordinary band for their ONE NIGHT ONLY concert in New Orleans….
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OPEN Commencement Lunch 11:00 am
OPEN Commencement Lunch
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
OPEN Commencement Lunch @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Table reservations are available for your post-commencement lunch celebrations!! Congratulations, Class of 2018!!
Lilli Lewis 7:30 pm
Lilli Lewis
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lilli Lewis @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Louisiana Red Hot Records’ award-winning singer/songwriter Lilli Lewis is known for her powerful vocals and progressive message. The “folk-rock diva” is a sought after featured performer on mainstages across the United States and abroad. A prolific writer, composer, pianist, and producer, Lilli has appeared as both artist and sideman with elites like Dr. John, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, Little Freddie King, Dash Rip Rock, Gina Forsyth, Sharon Martin, Betty Shirley, and Dr. James Walsh to mention a few. Lewis and her band have been Regional Finalists for the Mountain Stage New Song Competition as well as Hard Rock Rising Global Band Battle. Notable festival appearances include the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta’s Music Midtown, the Southern Womyn’s Music Festival, and various Pride festivals throughout the US. The daughter of a southern minister and a Chicago reared civil rights activist, her bent towards social justice is reflected in her music and stage show. In keeping with the groundbreaking and pioneering spirit, Lewis is the only female artist on the Louisiana Red Hot Records emerging artist roster alongside Corey Henry, Colin Lake, and Jonathon Boogie Long. Louisiana Red Hot was OffBeat Magazine’s 2015 Record Label of the Year and is known for launching and supporting the careers of southern favorites such as Trombone Shorty, Hunter Hayes, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, among others. Her voice and showmanship have been described as “Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s virtuoso commitment to her instrument and Odetta’s vocal power, creating a show that is a force of nature.” Jamie[...]
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Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King 11:00 am
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
THE WORLD RENOWNED, HARD TO KILL,  PISTOL PACKING, CHICKEN PICKIN,  STRING PULLING, SHOW STOPPIN’,  FREIGHT TRAIN HOPPIN’, GAME COCK WALKIN’,  MASTER OF ELECTRICITY, KING OF THE GUT-BUCKET BLUES, CONNOISSEUR OF WOMEN, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS —-Little Freddie King!!! We’ve got blues, bottomless mimosas, biscuits and benedicts…what more could your Sunday possibly need??
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#wcw with Anaïs St. John 7:30 pm
#wcw with Anaïs St. John
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
#wcw with Anaïs St. John @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Anaïs St. John is a jazz singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. She cultivated her background in jazz, cabaret, musical theater and opera, into a unique and sultry performance, and we are thrilled to have her and her special guest Cole Williams on our Wednesday Saloon stage!
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Putumayo New Orleans Party album release & 25th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Dr. Michael White and Gregg Stafford with Special Guest Leroy Jones 7:30 pm
Putumayo New Orleans Party album release & 25th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Dr. Michael White and Gregg Stafford with Special Guest Leroy Jones
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Putumayo New Orleans Party album release & 25th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Dr. Michael White and Gregg Stafford with Special Guest Leroy Jones @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Putumayo New Orleans Party album release & 25th Anniversary Celebration We’ll have music from Dr. Michael White and Gregg Stafford with special guest Leroy Jones and the concert benefits the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic. Come support a great organization and listen to some amazing music!
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Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
  Louisiana Red Hot Records’ award-winning singer/songwriter Lilli Lewis is known for her powerful vocals and progressive message. The “folk-rock diva” is a sought after featured performer on mainstages across the United States and abroad. A prolific writer, composer, pianist, and producer, Lilli has appeared as both artist and sideman with elites like Dr. John, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groov e, Little Freddie King, Dash Rip Rock, Gina Forsyth, Sharon Martin, Betty Shirley, and Dr. James Walsh to mention a few. Lewis and her band have been Regional Finalists for the Mountain Stage New Song Competition as well as Hard Rock Rising Global Band Battle. Notable festival appearances include the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta’s Music Midtown, the Southern Womyn’s Music Festival, and various Pride festivals throughout the US. The daughter of a southern minister and a Chicago reared civil rights activist, her bent towards social justice is reflected in her music and stage show. In keeping with the groundbreaking and pioneering spirit, Lewis is the only female artist on the Louisiana Red Hot Records emerging artist roster alongside Corey Henry, Colin Lake, and Jonathon Boogie Long. Louisiana Red Hot was OffBeat Magazine’s 2015 Record Label of the Year and is known for launching and supporting the careers of southern favorites such as Trombone Shorty, Hunter Hayes, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, among others. Her voice and showmanship have been described as “Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s virtuoso commitment to her instrument and Odetta’s vocal power, creating a show that is a force of[...]
Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet Plays Contemporary Jazz 7:30 pm
Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet Plays Contemporary Jazz
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet Plays Contemporary Jazz @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Delfeayo Marsalis (pronounced DEL-fee oh) is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. Born in New Orleans on July 28, 1965, Marsalis was destined to a life in music. “I remember my dad (Ellis Marsalis) playing piano at the house, and me laying underneath the piano as a child, listening to him play. After briefly trying bass and drums, in sixth grade I gravitated towards the trombone, which was an extension of my personality. .” Early influences included J.J. Johnson, Curtis Fuller, Al Grey, Tyree Glenn, Tommy Dorsey and Ellington’s trombone masters. Marsalis attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts high school, was classically trained at the Eastern Music Festival and Tanglewood Institute, and majored in both performance and audio production at Berklee College of Music. He earned a Masters degree in jazz performance at the University of Louisville and was conferred a doctorate by New England College. About the time that he first started playing trombone, Marsalis was already greatly interested in the recording process. “Branford showed me how to create a feedback loop[...]
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OPEN Commencement Lunch 11:00 am
OPEN Commencement Lunch
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
OPEN Commencement Lunch @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Table reservations are available for your post-commencement lunch celebrations!! Congratulations, Class of 2018!!
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show 7:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 7pm Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins, passion. The New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. Tickets are general admission and there is no guaranteed seating. Full Dinner Service is available during this event with a recommended seating time 0f 6:30pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation. ***Show availability is subject to change at the discretion of the artist, please check back often. Refunds will be given in the event of cancellation.****
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show 9:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show
May 19 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 9pm Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins, passion. The New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. Tickets are general admission and there is no guaranteed seating. Full Dinner Service is available during this event with a recommended seating time of 8:45pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863 or click on the Open Table widget to the right. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation. ***Show availability is subject to change at the discretion of the artist, please check back often. Refunds will be given in the event of cancellation.****
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Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King 11:00 am
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
THE WORLD RENOWNED, HARD TO KILL,  PISTOL PACKING, CHICKEN PICKIN,  STRING PULLING, SHOW STOPPIN’,  FREIGHT TRAIN HOPPIN’, GAME COCK WALKIN’,  MASTER OF ELECTRICITY, KING OF THE GUT-BUCKET BLUES, CONNOISSEUR OF WOMEN, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS —-Little Freddie King!!! We’ve got blues, bottomless mimosas, biscuits and benedicts…what more could your Sunday possibly need??
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NOLA Dukes Showcase 7:00 pm
NOLA Dukes Showcase
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NOLA Dukes Showcase @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
 Voted one of the country’s best party bands by “The Knot” magazine. The Nola Dukes perform all around the world, but play mostly in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Jackson, plus the surrounding areas. They play an unusual high energy mix of funk, old-school rock, New Orleans jazz/parade, current top 40, soul/motown, swing, 80s/70s/90s hits and more – anything to get ’em up and dancing – the choice is yours!
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#wcw with Anaïs St. John 7:30 pm
#wcw with Anaïs St. John
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
#wcw with Anaïs St. John @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Anaïs St. John is a jazz singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. She cultivated her background in jazz, cabaret, musical theater and opera, into a unique and sultry performance, and we are thrilled to have her and her special guest Vegas Cola on our Wednesday Saloon stage!
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Madeline Ford Trio 7:30 pm
Madeline Ford Trio
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Madeline Ford Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us for a beautiful evening of music with our very own Madeline Ford, accompanied by Catie Rodgers and Monty Banks!  
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Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
  Louisiana Red Hot Records’ award-winning singer/songwriter Lilli Lewis is known for her powerful vocals and progressive message. The “folk-rock diva” is a sought after featured performer on mainstages across the United States and abroad. A prolific writer, composer, pianist, and producer, Lilli has appeared as both artist and sideman with elites like Dr. John, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groov e, Little Freddie King, Dash Rip Rock, Gina Forsyth, Sharon Martin, Betty Shirley, and Dr. James Walsh to mention a few. Lewis and her band have been Regional Finalists for the Mountain Stage New Song Competition as well as Hard Rock Rising Global Band Battle. Notable festival appearances include the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta’s Music Midtown, the Southern Womyn’s Music Festival, and various Pride festivals throughout the US. The daughter of a southern minister and a Chicago reared civil rights activist, her bent towards social justice is reflected in her music and stage show. In keeping with the groundbreaking and pioneering spirit, Lewis is the only female artist on the Louisiana Red Hot Records emerging artist roster alongside Corey Henry, Colin Lake, and Jonathon Boogie Long. Louisiana Red Hot was OffBeat Magazine’s 2015 Record Label of the Year and is known for launching and supporting the careers of southern favorites such as Trombone Shorty, Hunter Hayes, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, among others. Her voice and showmanship have been described as “Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s virtuoso commitment to her instrument and Odetta’s vocal power, creating a show that is a force of[...]
Naydja CoJoe 8:00 pm
Naydja CoJoe
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Naydja CoJoe @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
A native to New Orleans and premier vocalist and entertainer, her eclectic performances evoke the colorful spirit of her hometown and mainstream influences. Her sound is reminiscent of such greats as Tina Turner, Bonnie Raitt, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Patsy Cline; touching the very heart of every music enthusiast. It also includes an array of today’s hottest hits! She has marqueed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage, French Quarter and Gentilly Festivals and to sellout crowds throughout Europe. She has become a perennial favorite and a must have for corporate events, conventions, private parties and wedding receptions. Her performances are just short of brilliant as they engage guests and get them out of their seats. Her class and energy will leave you in love with her amazing sound.
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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show 7:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 7pm Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins, passion. The New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. Tickets are general admission and there is no guaranteed seating. Full Dinner Service is available during this event with a recommended seating time 0f 6:30pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation. ***Show availability is subject to change at the discretion of the artist, please check back often. Refunds will be given in the event of cancellation.****
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show 9:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show
May 26 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 9pm Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins, passion. The New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. Tickets are general admission and there is no guaranteed seating. Full Dinner Service is available during this event with a recommended seating time of 8:45pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863 or click on the Open Table widget to the right. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation. ***Show availability is subject to change at the discretion of the artist, please check back often. Refunds will be given in the event of cancellation.****
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OPEN LATE TODAY!
OPEN LATE TODAY!
May 27 all-day
DETAILS COMING SOON!
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King 11:00 am
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
THE WORLD RENOWNED, HARD TO KILL,  PISTOL PACKING, CHICKEN PICKIN,  STRING PULLING, SHOW STOPPIN’,  FREIGHT TRAIN HOPPIN’, GAME COCK WALKIN’,  MASTER OF ELECTRICITY, KING OF THE GUT-BUCKET BLUES, CONNOISSEUR OF WOMEN, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS —-Little Freddie King!!! We’ve got blues, bottomless mimosas, biscuits and benedicts…what more could your Sunday possibly need??
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Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji 7:00 pm
Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Yoshitaka "Z2" Tsuji @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Osaka pianist Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji is a staple of the New Orleans music scene. This skilled pianist is a regular feature in the BBQ Swingers, Kermit Ruffins backing band, and his first release “homie” featured appearances from New Orleans musicians Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, and Jane Yamagishi.
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#wcw with Anaïs St. John 7:30 pm
#wcw with Anaïs St. John
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
#wcw with Anaïs St. John @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Anaïs St. John is a jazz singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. She cultivated her background in jazz, cabaret, musical theater and opera, into a unique and sultry performance, and we are thrilled to have her and her special guest Banu Gibson on our Wednesday Saloon stage!
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Madeline Ford Trio 7:30 pm
Madeline Ford Trio
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Madeline Ford Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us for a beautiful evening of music with our very own Madeline Ford, accompanied by Catie Rodgers and Monty Banks!