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Easter Brunch with Little Freddie King 11:00 am
Easter Brunch with Little Freddie King
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Easter 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?? Reservations STRONGLY recommended.
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Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji 7:00 pm
Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 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 a guest vocalist on the Saloon stage Wednesdays! Join us for an intimate evening tonight with our favorite lady of the speakeasy, vocalist Ingrid Lucia and piano.
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Happy Hour with Monty Banks 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us every Friday Eve for a good time with Monty Banks! “Seattle native, Las Vegas Strip veteran and now a fully acclimated New Orleanian, pianist/vocalist Monty Banks is a refreshing blast from the past…” – Dean Shapiro New Orleans Breakthru Media Magazine, 2015 . Monty Banks is an authentic professional, experienced, award winning singer, pianist, bandleader, and entertainer.  His musical style is an entertaining mix of Rat Pack Era Swing, Traditional Jazz, and New Orleans R&B. Monty lives in Seattle every summer (June, July, August, September), and in New Orleans the rest of the year (October through May). When in New Orleans, Monty can be heard in the French Quarter, twice weekly  at the award winning Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar (previous operator of the lovely Bombay Club), and every week at the historic Little Gem Saloon, and at Mahogany Jazz Hall.  Monty also plays regularly in the fashionable Frenchmen Street Music District,  at Three Muses, the Apple Barrel, and the Spotted Cat. From the roots of Rock ‘N Roll, to the swingin’ good times of the Rat Pack Era, Monty’s adventures in music have taken him from New York City, to his native Seattle, to Las Vegas, to cruise ships, Indian Casinos, and now the city where jazz was born. “I love mixing the swingin’ sensibilities of Frank Sinatra, with the syncopating blues of Jelly Roll Morton, when combined with the upbeat, Creole boogie of Fats Domino,” he says. “That’s the right recipe for my kind of good times music!”
Madeline Ford Trio 7:30 pm
Madeline Ford Trio
Apr 5 @ 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!  
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Mike Dillon 8:00 pm
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Mike Dillon
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Mike Dillon @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join Marc Stone and John Mooney joined by an assortment of New Orleans’ finest musicians every Thursday in April at 8pm! Tonight they’re bringing Mike Dillon!
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Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
Apr 6 @ 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[...]
Lilli Lewis ft. Gaynielle “Queen G” Neville 7:30 pm
Lilli Lewis ft. Gaynielle “Queen G” Neville
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lilli Lewis ft. Gaynielle "Queen G" Neville @ 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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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show 7:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 8 @ 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??
OPEN UNTIL 4PM 2:00 pm
OPEN UNTIL 4PM
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OPEN UNTIL 4PM
Little Freddie King is done at 2pm but we’re staying open until 4pm to feed you, WrestleMania fans!!! Come give some fried chicken a smackdown!!!!!!
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Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji 7:00 pm
Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji
Apr 10 @ 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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Carol Deminski and the Little Jazz Birds 7:00 pm
Carol Deminski and the Little Jazz Birds
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Carol Deminski and the Little Jazz Birds @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
  Carol Deminski is a New Jersey native; she currently lives in Jersey City. She has performed in America, Europe and Asia. Carol leads 3 different bands. Carol Deminski and the Little Jazz Birds is a changeable ensemble group (duo, trio, quartet, etc.), she also leads the Carol Deminski Dixieland Band for great Hot Jazz. Finally, the Raise the Bar Band is a five piece group covering rock n roll, blues, classic oldies and New Orleans funk. Ms. Deminski has studied with Grammy Award winning vocalist Catherine Russell, pianist Jon Weber; pianist Norman Simmons (accompanist to Carmen McRae, Helen Humes and others); Grammy Nominated vocalist Roseanna Vitro; vocalist Carrie Jackson; keyboardist Radam Schwartz, and vocal technique gurus Barbara Maier and Christine Correa. In Manhattan, she has performed at the Iridium, Dizzys Club Coca Cola, Mona’s, Fat Cat, Kitano, The Rum House, Arthur’s Tavern (sitting in with the legendary Grove Street Stompers), Jimmy’s 43, and Rue B. She also participates in the Cobi Narita Singers Jam. In New Jersey, she has sung at Ocean Place Resort, Calandra’s “La Tavola”, Groove on Grove (Jersey City), Jazz For Lunch (Jersey City), Jazz on Sloan (South Orange), Old York Cellars Winery, Hotel Tides, DLV Lounge, Waypoint622, The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Rail at Readington, Tara’s Tavern, Zupko’s Tavern, The Firehouse Family Restaurant, The Lamp Post Inn, The Priory, Tilted Kilt, Glen Rock Inn, Colts Neck Inn, Mount Holleran Towne Tavern, St. Moritz Grill, Robin’s Nest, Moores (aka Bill & Ruth’s), the Blue[...]
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Happy Hour with Monty Banks 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us every Friday Eve for a good time with Monty Banks! “Seattle native, Las Vegas Strip veteran and now a fully acclimated New Orleanian, pianist/vocalist Monty Banks is a refreshing blast from the past…” – Dean Shapiro New Orleans Breakthru Media Magazine, 2015 . Monty Banks is an authentic professional, experienced, award winning singer, pianist, bandleader, and entertainer.  His musical style is an entertaining mix of Rat Pack Era Swing, Traditional Jazz, and New Orleans R&B. Monty lives in Seattle every summer (June, July, August, September), and in New Orleans the rest of the year (October through May). When in New Orleans, Monty can be heard in the French Quarter, twice weekly  at the award winning Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar (previous operator of the lovely Bombay Club), and every week at the historic Little Gem Saloon, and at Mahogany Jazz Hall.  Monty also plays regularly in the fashionable Frenchmen Street Music District,  at Three Muses, the Apple Barrel, and the Spotted Cat. From the roots of Rock ‘N Roll, to the swingin’ good times of the Rat Pack Era, Monty’s adventures in music have taken him from New York City, to his native Seattle, to Las Vegas, to cruise ships, Indian Casinos, and now the city where jazz was born. “I love mixing the swingin’ sensibilities of Frank Sinatra, with the syncopating blues of Jelly Roll Morton, when combined with the upbeat, Creole boogie of Fats Domino,” he says. “That’s the right recipe for my kind of good times music!”
Javier Gutierrez and Vivaz 7:30 pm
Javier Gutierrez and Vivaz
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Javier Gutierrez and Vivaz
Vivaz  is energetic band that plays World Music with exiting musical textures combining Jazz, Brasilian, Latin, Jazz and the virtuosity of flamenco-influenced guitar with seductively exotic rhythms with smooth vocals by Javier Gutierrez.  Vivaz will engage you on multiple levels, tempting you to dance while at the same time inviting you to just listen and let your mind be swept away by the soothing melodies and rhythm. The sounds of Vivaz will take you on a musical journey ranging from the titillating to the mysterious, conjuring images of hot summer days, panoramic sunsets, and cool moonlit nights. Vivaz has been performing every year at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and many  other festivals and venues throughout the USA.
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Joe Krown 8:00 pm
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Joe Krown
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Joe Krown @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join Marc Stone and John Mooney joined by an assortment of New Orleans’ finest musicians every Thursday in April at 8pm! Tonight they’re bringing Joe Krown!
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Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
Apr 13 @ 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[...]
Lilli Lewis ft. Margie Perez 7:30 pm
Lilli Lewis ft. Margie Perez
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lilli Lewis ft. Margie Perez @ 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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SOLD OUT! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 7:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SOLD OUT! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
While tonight’s show is sold out, there are always no-shows, especially with this weather!! If you have a table reserved but no tickets, you can get your tix at the door or call Jessie before 5pm and get them over the phone. Day of show ticket price is $22. If you have tickets and no table, you’ll be in row seating. (If a table opens up, we be happy to move you to it.) If you have neither, you’ll be in the prayer line so get your galoshes and raincoats on!!   
SOLD OUT!!! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 9:00 pm
SOLD OUT!!! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
Apr 14 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
SOLD OUT!!! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
While tonight’s show is sold out, there are always no-shows, especially with this weather!! If you have a table reserved but no tickets, you can get your tix at the door or call Jessie before 5pm and get them over the phone. Day of show ticket price is $22. If you have tickets and no table, you’ll be in row seating. (If a table opens up, we be happy to move you to it.) If you have neither, you’ll be in the prayer line so get your galoshes and raincoats on!! 
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Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King 11:00 am
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King
Apr 15 @ 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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SOLD OUT! Evan Christopher’s 10th Annual International Jam Session 7:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Evan Christopher’s 10th Annual International Jam Session
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SOLD OUT! Evan Christopher's 10th Annual International Jam Session @ Little Gem Saloon | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States
The Monday after FQF, Clarinet Road hosts an annual jam session for visiting devotees of traditional New Orleans music. There are always surprises when musicians from all over the world mingle with Crescent City A-Listers, and we’d love to have you here! Reservations encouraged!
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Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji 7:00 pm
Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji
Apr 17 @ 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
Apr 18 @ 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 a guest vocalist on the Saloon stage Wednesdays! Join us for an intimate evening tonight with our favorite lady of the speakeasy and special guest Romy Kaye.
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Happy Hour with Monty Banks 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us every Friday Eve for a good time with Monty Banks! “Seattle native, Las Vegas Strip veteran and now a fully acclimated New Orleanian, pianist/vocalist Monty Banks is a refreshing blast from the past…” – Dean Shapiro New Orleans Breakthru Media Magazine, 2015 . Monty Banks is an authentic professional, experienced, award winning singer, pianist, bandleader, and entertainer.  His musical style is an entertaining mix of Rat Pack Era Swing, Traditional Jazz, and New Orleans R&B. Monty lives in Seattle every summer (June, July, August, September), and in New Orleans the rest of the year (October through May). When in New Orleans, Monty can be heard in the French Quarter, twice weekly  at the award winning Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar (previous operator of the lovely Bombay Club), and every week at the historic Little Gem Saloon, and at Mahogany Jazz Hall.  Monty also plays regularly in the fashionable Frenchmen Street Music District,  at Three Muses, the Apple Barrel, and the Spotted Cat. From the roots of Rock ‘N Roll, to the swingin’ good times of the Rat Pack Era, Monty’s adventures in music have taken him from New York City, to his native Seattle, to Las Vegas, to cruise ships, Indian Casinos, and now the city where jazz was born. “I love mixing the swingin’ sensibilities of Frank Sinatra, with the syncopating blues of Jelly Roll Morton, when combined with the upbeat, Creole boogie of Fats Domino,” he says. “That’s the right recipe for my kind of good times music!”
Javier Gutierrez and Vivaz 7:30 pm
Javier Gutierrez and Vivaz
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Javier Gutierrez and Vivaz
Vivaz  is energetic band that plays World Music with exiting musical textures combining Jazz, Brasilian, Latin, Jazz and the virtuosity of flamenco-influenced guitar with seductively exotic rhythms with smooth vocals by Javier Gutierrez.  Vivaz will engage you on multiple levels, tempting you to dance while at the same time inviting you to just listen and let your mind be swept away by the soothing melodies and rhythm. The sounds of Vivaz will take you on a musical journey ranging from the titillating to the mysterious, conjuring images of hot summer days, panoramic sunsets, and cool moonlit nights. Vivaz has been performing every year at the New Orleans jazz and Heritage Festival and many  other festivals and venues throughout the USA.
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Alvin “Youngblood” Hart 8:00 pm
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Alvin “Youngblood” Hart
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Alvin "Youngblood" Hart @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join Marc Stone and John Mooney joined by an assortment of New Orleans’ finest musicians every Thursday in April at 8pm! Tonight they’re bringing Alvin “Youngblood” Hart!
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Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
Apr 20 @ 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[...]
Lilli Lewis ft. Leslie Smith 7:30 pm
Lilli Lewis ft. Leslie Smith
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lilli Lewis ft. Leslie Smith @ 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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SOLD OUT! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show 7:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SOLD OUT! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 7pm Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
While tonight’s show is sold out, there are always no-shows!! If you have a table reserved but no tickets, you can get your tix at the door. Day of show ticket price is $22. If you have tickets and no table, you’ll be in row seating. (If a table opens up, we be happy to move you to it.) If you have neither, you’ll be in the prayer line outside!!!!!
SOLD OUT! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show 9:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show
Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
SOLD OUT! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 9pm Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
While tonight’s show is sold out, there are always no-shows!! If you have a table reserved but no tickets, you can get your tix at the door. Day of show ticket price is $22. If you have tickets and no table, you’ll be in row seating. (If a table opens up, we be happy to move you to it.) If you have neither, you’ll be in the prayer line outside!!!!!
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Sunday Brunch with Clarinet Road and special guest David Torkanowsky 11:00 am
Sunday Brunch with Clarinet Road and special guest David Torkanowsky
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday Brunch with Clarinet Road and special guest David Torkanowsky @ 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). His journey on Clarinet Road began in 1994, when he left his native California to join the New Orleans music community. Diverse freelance work included gigs with musicians such as Al Hirt and veterans of Preservation Hall to funk and brass bands including the Nightcrawlers and Galactic. But in 1996, he left for San Antonio, Texas to appear nightly for nearly three years with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and record several of their public radio programs, Riverwalk: Live from the Landing. When Christopher returned to New Orleans in 2001, his published research on the New Orleans clarinet style initiated pursuit of a Master’s degree in Musicology at Tulane University. He began touring internationally and producing his “Clarinet Road” series of CDs (STR Digital). In August 2005, when Federal levees failed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina decimating the city, Christopher left again for Paris at the invitation of the French Embassy’s Cultural Services division, where he formed his group, Django à la Créole. This Europe-based[...]
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NOLA Dukes Showcase 7:00 pm
NOLA Dukes Showcase
Apr 24 @ 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
Apr 25 @ 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 a guest vocalist on the Saloon stage Wednesdays! Join us for an intimate evening tonight with our favorite lady of the speakeasy and special guest Naydja CoJoe.
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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!
Happy Hour with Monty Banks 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us every Friday Eve for a good time with Monty Banks! “Seattle native, Las Vegas Strip veteran and now a fully acclimated New Orleanian, pianist/vocalist Monty Banks is a refreshing blast from the past…” – Dean Shapiro New Orleans Breakthru Media Magazine, 2015 . Monty Banks is an authentic professional, experienced, award winning singer, pianist, bandleader, and entertainer.  His musical style is an entertaining mix of Rat Pack Era Swing, Traditional Jazz, and New Orleans R&B. Monty lives in Seattle every summer (June, July, August, September), and in New Orleans the rest of the year (October through May). When in New Orleans, Monty can be heard in the French Quarter, twice weekly  at the award winning Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar (previous operator of the lovely Bombay Club), and every week at the historic Little Gem Saloon, and at Mahogany Jazz Hall.  Monty also plays regularly in the fashionable Frenchmen Street Music District,  at Three Muses, the Apple Barrel, and the Spotted Cat. From the roots of Rock ‘N Roll, to the swingin’ good times of the Rat Pack Era, Monty’s adventures in music have taken him from New York City, to his native Seattle, to Las Vegas, to cruise ships, Indian Casinos, and now the city where jazz was born. “I love mixing the swingin’ sensibilities of Frank Sinatra, with the syncopating blues of Jelly Roll Morton, when combined with the upbeat, Creole boogie of Fats Domino,” he says. “That’s the right recipe for my kind of good times music!”
Darcy Malone & The Tangle and The Asylum Chorus 8:00 pm
Darcy Malone & The Tangle and The Asylum Chorus
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Darcy Malone & The Tangle and The Asylum Chorus @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
At the core of Darcy Malone and The Tangle is a desire to create music that incorporated Malone’s background of soul and pop with Boye’s love of indie/underground rock and roll. However, Darcy Malone and the Tangle’s sound soon grew to be much more than a simple marriage of soul and indie rock. “It really came from the whole tangle of genres idea,” she says. Now with lineup that includes both veteran New Orleans musicians (drummer Billy Schell and guitarist Rory Callais) and internationally-touring players (saxophonist/keyboardist James Beaumont and bassist Smitti Supab, who met while gigging throughout China), Darcy Malone and the Tangle are anxious to begin creating a new tapestry of sounds and influences. “Every member of the band might say something different,” says Malone, “but in the end it’s rock ’n’ roll—with a lot of other things.” The Asylum Chorus brings its unique roots-soul music to venues large and small, blending genres, voices and influences. With seven singers and a full backing band, The Asylum Chorus resonates with audiences in unique ways. Their complex vocal harmonies merge with modern arrangements, to drive the music to higher places. In every performance, The Asylum Chorus showcases their prodigious talents as vocalists, songwriters and instrumentalists, with songs that range from quiet acapella originals to funky, full-throttle burners. The Asylum Chorus mixes the laid back, street-funk, electric church mood of their New Orleans home with their musical talents into dynamic, interactive performances that give audiences unforgettable memories. with special guests Tracksuit Wedding!
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Alfred “Uganda” Roberts 8:00 pm
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Alfred “Uganda” Roberts
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
John Mooney & Marc Stone with Alfred "Uganda" Roberts @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join Marc Stone and John Mooney joined by an assortment of New Orleans’ finest musicians every Thursday in April at 8pm! Tonight they’re bringing Alfred “Uganda” Roberts!
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Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
Apr 27 @ 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[...]
New Soul Finders and the Great Ladies of Soul Tribute 8:00 pm
New Soul Finders and the Great Ladies of Soul Tribute
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Soul Finders and the Great Ladies of Soul Tribute
A STUPENDOUS evening giving love to Aretha Franklin and other great ladies of Soul!!! CLICK FOR THOSE TICKETS! Featuring the New Soul Finders with Marilyn Barbarin, Marc Stone, Reggie Scanlan, Tom Worrell, Terry Scott Jr., Mark Levron and Travis Blotsky with appearances from very special guests Anaïs St. John, Darcy Malone, Cole Williams, Arséne DeLay, Lilli Lewis and Papa Mali.
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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 8pm 8:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 8pm
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 8pm @ 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.****
SOLD OUT! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 10pm 10:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 10pm
Apr 28 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
SOLD OUT! Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 10pm @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
SOLD OUT! 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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Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road 7:00 pm
Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
A unique evening of New Orleans culture as renowned clarinet virtuoso Evan Christopher explores the roots of New Orleans Jazz in the house where Jazz was born. Table reservations are strongly recommended!