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New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day
Jan 1 all-day
New Year's Day
We’ll be closed on Sunday, January 1 to recuperate – what a party last night!! Hope you all have a great holiday and we’ll see you on tomorrow for the Sugar Bowl!
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers NYE BLOWOUT 10:30 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers NYE BLOWOUT
Dec 31 2016 @ 10:30 pm – Jan 1 2017 @ 12:30 am
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers NYE BLOWOUT @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Ring in 2017 with Kermit Ruffins upstairs at our beautiful Ramp Room. There is no need to reserve a spot as we will be dancing all through the night way past midnight. The champagne will be flowing, the trumpet will be blowing and our historic building will be glowing! Standing room only, balcony open, complimentary favors and champagne toast included in ticket price, 21+.
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Allstate Sugar Bowl 11:00 am
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am
Allstate Sugar Bowl @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
We’ll be opening at 11am and serving our Game Day Menu for lunch and dinner. You can tailgate here, stay and watch the game, or swing by after for a celebratory drink! Happy New Year and Happy Sugar Bowl! 
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Marc Stone 7:00 pm
Marc Stone
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marc Stone
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Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road Presents “Farewell to Storyville” 7:00 pm
Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road Presents “Farewell to Storyville”
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road Presents "Farewell to Storyville" @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Evan Christopher combines virtuosity, immaculate taste, and enthusiasm with a commitment to exploring the full range of possibilities in the New Orleans clarinet tradition. His highly personal brand of “contemporary, early jazz” strives to extend the legacies of early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Barney Bigard and Omer Simeon. Critics remarking on Christopher’s dynamic expressiveness have coined his style “close-encounter music” (NEW YORK TIMES) and have called his respect for the music traditions of New Orleans, “a triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past.” (THE OBSERVER, UK). Join us as he begins a 4 week series here at the Gem!
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Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy 7:00 pm
Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Michael Watson was raised in Canton, OH, born into a family of music aficionados in 1985. He first discovered his love of music and his instrument as he played around with the slide of the trombone as a youngster, officially in 1994. He’s played in four All-State Jazz Bands, the Grammy Jazz Ensemble, which included top high school students in the world at the 2003 Grammy Awards Party as well as the Tri-C All Star Jazz Band at the Tri-C Jazz Festival. He has continued honing his craft by pursuing Jazz Studies degrees at Cuyahoga Community College and the University of New Orleans. After joining the marines in 2006, his call of duty brought him to New Orleans the summer after Katrina, where he quickly assimilated into the local music scene as a highly skilled and sought-out trombonist. He has since completed his active duty services and spends his time performing throughout the city and traveling the world with several bands, including jazz ensembles, brass bands, and more.
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Nayo Jones Experience 8:00 pm
Nayo Jones Experience
Jan 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nayo Jones Experience @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Nayo Jones hails from a family of musicians; she was destined to be in “the business.” As a child Nayo sang and danced her way through life. She belted out Supreme songs at talent shows in grade school and mimicked Whitney Houston in front of the mirror. Nayo’s father William “Doc” Jones, a Jazz musician and music educator born and raised in Chicago noticed her musical gift & helped nurture her natural ability from the very beginning. Growing up surrounded by classic jazz and Motown hits Nayo answered her calling at an early age. Nayo wows her crowds and gains loyal fans with her sultry voice and her passion for every performance. To name just a few of her credits, Nayo debuted at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2012, she’s opened for such greats as Chris Botti, Otis & the Temptations, The Whispers & Lakeside. In addition to performing her own show, currently Nayo performs and tours as a featured vocalist with New Orleans icon, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers. Though a babe in the music industry she already has the savvy of some of the most classic female artists and has proven to be a force to be reckoned with. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation.
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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show 7:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 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.
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show 9:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show
Jan 7 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 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 0f 8:45pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation.
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NOLA Dukes Showcase 7:00 pm
NOLA Dukes Showcase
Jan 9 @ 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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Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road Presents “Farewell to Storyville” 7:00 pm
Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road Presents “Farewell to Storyville”
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road Presents "Farewell to Storyville" @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Commemorating the centenary of the closing of the Storyville district, clarinet crusader, Evan Christopher and special guests, celebrate the earliest pioneers of traditional New Orleans music. This week features pianist David Torkanowsky. Advance reservations guarantee priority seating. PhotoCredit ©2016 April Renae  
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Danny Barker Festival presents Memories & Stories: Let’s Talk About Danny & Lou 4:00 pm
Danny Barker Festival presents Memories & Stories: Let’s Talk About Danny & Lou
Jan 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Danny Barker Festival presents Memories & Stories: Let's Talk About Danny & Lou @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
The Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival was organized to preserve the importance of art, education and culture, which will erode in time, if not cherished and celebrated to evolve the youth of a new generation. It was Mr. Barker’s greatest wish that the Banjo and Guitar be the instruments of choice of to carry the tradition forward. Most important, is the music and education component which explains the origin and development of the music over the years. By offering workshops and clinics, this is a “hands on” approach to instruction and education. The application of this music is endless and thought provoking. This session will feature Jon Pult, Jan Ramsey, Greer Mendy, Clifton Webb, Eric Esposito Perez and Scott Billington with audience participation.
Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy 7:00 pm
Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Michael Watson was raised in Canton, OH, born into a family of music aficionados in 1985. He first discovered his love of music and his instrument as he played around with the slide of the trombone as a youngster, officially in 1994. He’s played in four All-State Jazz Bands, the Grammy Jazz Ensemble, which included top high school students in the world at the 2003 Grammy Awards Party as well as the Tri-C All Star Jazz Band at the Tri-C Jazz Festival. He has continued honing his craft by pursuing Jazz Studies degrees at Cuyahoga Community College and the University of New Orleans. After joining the marines in 2006, his call of duty brought him to New Orleans the summer after Katrina, where he quickly assimilated into the local music scene as a highly skilled and sought-out trombonist. He has since completed his active duty services and spends his time performing throughout the city and traveling the world with several bands, including jazz ensembles, brass bands, and more.
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Danny Barker Festival Panel Discussion followed by Detroit Brooks & The Syncopated Percolator 5:00 pm
Danny Barker Festival Panel Discussion followed by Detroit Brooks & The Syncopated Percolator
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Danny Barker Festival Panel Discussion followed by Detroit Brooks & The Syncopated Percolator @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
The Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival was organized to preserve the importance of art, education and culture, which will erode in time, if not cherished and celebrated to evolve the youth of a new generation. It was Mr. Barker’s greatest wish that the Banjo and Guitar be the instruments of choice of to carry the tradition forward. Most important, is the music and education component which explains the origin and development of the music over the years. By offering workshops and clinics, this is a “hands on” approach to instruction and education. The application of this music is endless and thought provoking. This session will feature a panel discussion from 5p-7p, moderated by Fred Kasten with panelists Chris Sylvain, Gregg Stafford, Roger Dickerson, Kalamua Ya Salaam, Fred Johnson and Jerome Smith. From 7p-8p, the discussion will give way to music with Detroit Brooks and The Syncopated Percolator.
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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show 7:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 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
Jan 14 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 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 0f 8:50pm. 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.****
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Marc Stone 7:00 pm
Marc Stone
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marc Stone
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Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road Presents “Farewell to Storyville” 7:00 pm
Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road Presents “Farewell to Storyville”
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road Presents "Farewell to Storyville" @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Pianist David Torkanowsky returns to help Evan Christopher commemorate the centenary of the closing of the Storyville district. Celebrate the earliest pioneers of traditional New Orleans music on the block where jazz was born. Advance reservations guarantee priority seating. PhotoCredit ©2016 April Renae
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Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy 7:00 pm
Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Michael Watson was raised in Canton, OH, born into a family of music aficionados in 1985. He first discovered his love of music and his instrument as he played around with the slide of the trombone as a youngster, officially in 1994. He’s played in four All-State Jazz Bands, the Grammy Jazz Ensemble, which included top high school students in the world at the 2003 Grammy Awards Party as well as the Tri-C All Star Jazz Band at the Tri-C Jazz Festival. He has continued honing his craft by pursuing Jazz Studies degrees at Cuyahoga Community College and the University of New Orleans. After joining the marines in 2006, his call of duty brought him to New Orleans the summer after Katrina, where he quickly assimilated into the local music scene as a highly skilled and sought-out trombonist. He has since completed his active duty services and spends his time performing throughout the city and traveling the world with several bands, including jazz ensembles, brass bands, and more.
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Dr. Michael White 7:00 pm
Dr. Michael White
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm
Dr. Michael White @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Dr. Michael White is one of todays primary exponents of classic New Orleans jazz. The unique experiences that the clarinetist has had throughout his career and his ability to articulate the significance and timelessness of the music has made him a highly influential force and performer. Having suffered tremendous losses due to Hurricane Katrina, White has emerged with what promises to be his finest CD, Blue Crescent.
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New Soul Finders! feat Marilyn Barbarin and sp guests Papa Mali, Reggie Scanlan and Kirk Joseph 8:30 pm
New Soul Finders! feat Marilyn Barbarin and sp guests Papa Mali, Reggie Scanlan and Kirk Joseph
Jan 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
New Soul Finders! feat Marilyn Barbarin and sp guests Papa Mali, Reggie Scanlan and Kirk Joseph @ The Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Marc Stone Presents… the NEW SOUL FINDERS!!!! featuring Marilyn Barbarin, Paul Boudreaux, Eric Bolivar, Tom Worrell and Marc Stone. As rhythms of revolution and psychedelic explosions gripped America in the late 1960s, a new force burst forth from New Orleans, the eternal wellspring of American music. It was fierce, new and defiant. It was THE FUNK. Five decades and a million samples later, New Orleans Funk is ingrained into the American consciousness. Of all the great records made in the Crescent City at that time, none were harder hitting or more innovative the wax cut by Eddie Bo and the Soul Finders, feating legendary drummer James Black, bassist Paul Boudreaux and vocal prodigy Marilyn Barbarin. Their sound and fire graced the most sought after gems of the New Orleans Funk 45 pantheon, masterpieces like Hook and Sling, Can I be Your Squeeze and Reborn, on tiny labels like Seven B, Bo Sound, Scram and Fire Ball. DJs and record producers have mined these incredible tracks for years, but they have stayed nearly absent from stage, with most bands leaning on the formidable Meters/Nevilles/Toussaint canon. Now Marilyn Barbarin and Paul Boudreaux have joined forces with later Eddie Bo band alumni Marc Stone and Tom Worrell, and renowned drum master Eric Bolivar, to bring their great music back to the stage. Barbarin and Boudreaux drip soul with their pitch perfect, New Orleans church raised vocals, and Boudreaux plays the same punchy, bubbling bass that powered the great Soul Finders recordings. They are[...]
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Marc Stone 7:00 pm
Marc Stone
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marc Stone
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Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road Presents “Farewell to Storyville” 7:00 pm
Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road Presents “Farewell to Storyville”
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road Presents "Farewell to Storyville" @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Commemorating the centenary of the closing of the Storyville district, clarinet crusader, Evan Christopher and special guests, celebrate the earliest pioneers of traditional New Orleans music.  Advance reservations guarantee priority seating. PhotoCredit ©2016 April Renae
Reid Poole Duo 7:00 pm
Reid Poole Duo
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reid Poole Duo @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Trumpet player Reid Poole performs with various accomplished musicians at the Little Gem.
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Naydja CoJoe 8:00 pm
Naydja CoJoe
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 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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Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road: Storyville Centennial 7:00 pm
Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road: Storyville Centennial
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road: Storyville Centennial @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Clarinetist, Evan Christopher combines virtuosity, immaculate taste, and enthusiasm with a deep commitment to exploring the full range of possibilities around the New Orleans clarinet tradition. His highly personal brand of “contemporary early-jazz” strives to expand the unique musical vocabulary created by early Creole musicians such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard. Christopher’s journey on Clarinet Road began in 1994 when he left his native California to be a part of the New Orleans music community. Diverse work included gigs with musicians such as Al Hirt or veterans of Preservation Hall to funk and brass bands including the Nightcrawlers and Galactic until he accepted regular work with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band of San Antonio, Texas in 1996. For nearly three years, he appeared nightly as their featured clarinetist and recorded several of their syndicated radio programs, Riverwalk: Live from the Landing. Christopher returned to New Orleans to be an ambassador for the New Orleans clarinet style. Besides his own “Clarinet Road” series of CDs (STR Digital), he has recorded alongside New Orleans artists including Big Al Carson, Duke Heitger, Irvin Mayfield, Uncle Lionel Battiste, and Tom McDermott. After the the Federal levees failed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in August, 2005, he traveled continuously and even based himself briefly in Paris at the invitation of the French government. During this artist-residency, he formed his current groups, the JazzTraditions PROJECT and Django à la Créole . The latter, fusing Gypsy Swing with New Orleans grooves and rhythms[...]
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Marc Stone 7:00 pm
Marc Stone
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marc Stone