Happy Hour with Mark Weliky

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David Phy and the Big Easy Bones

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Dr. David Phy was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.   His college teaching experiences range from marching band low brass instruction at Tulane University to Adjunct Professor of Trombone at the University of New Orleans. In New Orleans David has been featured on stage at the French Quarter and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals.  He is a New Orleans “Big Easy” award winner as a member of Jump Jive and Wail- The Music of Louis Prima.  David has performed with national acts and jazz artists such as The 4 Tops, The Temptations, Bonerama, La India, Monica Mancini, Marvin Hamlisch, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim Pugh, Delfeyo Marsalis, Joe DeFrancesco, Tom Garling, Rodger Ingram, The Yin Yang Twins, Chip McNeil, Louis Belson, Lena Prima, Louis Prima Jr.,  Charo, and Ben Vereen.  On the road he performed two years as the Lead Trombone and featured soloist for the national tour of “In The Mood, a 1940’s Review”.  David was a cast member in the Emmy Award winning stage show Blast! and spent five years in Las Vegas, Nevada performing in venues all over the city including:  The House of Blues, The Hilton Las Vegas, The Palms Hotel Casino, Las Vegas Blue Note Jazz Café, the Bellagio, The Paris Hotel and The MGM Grand Hotel Casino.

Garry Burnside

Garry Burnside

Glen David Andrews

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Glen David Andrews’ no holds barred performances have brought him attention as one of NOLA’s brightest talents. His performances have been called “transformative,” “over the top,” and “otherworldly.” With the chops of a soul legend and the passion of a tent revival, Glen David Andrews is an inspiration. The music of New Orleans is steeped in tradition. Glen David Andrews has absorbed this tradition and given his life and work over to bringing it into the future. Andrews is bearing the torch of one of the worlds greatest musical heritages. He has been surrounded by the music of New Orleans since his youth in the historic Treme section of the city. He has become a champion of New Orleans, playing horn in numerous bands and even being featured in the Spike Lee Documentary “When The Levees Broke” (2006). This seems to be just the beginning for Glen David Andrews, a talent who, like his city, will not fade away.

Jazz Brunch with Viper Mad Trio

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Jazz Brunch is a wonderful New Orleans tradition. At the Little Gem, they offer $10 Bottomless Mimosas or Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. It’s a family friendly brunch and Viper Mad Trio entertains while you eat.

Jazz Brunch with Viper Mad Trio

viper mad

 

Jazz Brunch is a wonderful New Orleans tradition. At the Little Gem, they offer $10 Bottomless Mimosas or Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. It’s a family friendly brunch and Viper Mad Trio entertains while you eat.

Jazz Brunch with Viper Mad Trio

viper mad

 

Jazz Brunch is a wonderful New Orleans tradition. At the Little Gem, they offer $10 Bottomless Mimosas or Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. It’s a family friendly brunch and Viper Mad Trio entertains while you eat.

Jazz Brunch with Viper Mad Trio

viper mad

 

Jazz Brunch is a wonderful New Orleans tradition. At the Little Gem, they offer $10 Bottomless Mimosas or Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. It’s a family friendly brunch and Viper Mad Trio entertains while you eat.

Jazz Brunch with Viper Mad Trio

viper mad

 

Jazz Brunch is a wonderful New Orleans tradition. At the Little Gem, they offer $10 Bottomless Mimosas or Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. It’s a family friendly brunch and Viper Mad Trio entertains while you eat.

Kid Merv

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Mervin Campbell learned to sing from his mother, Millie Campbell, a gospel singer at Fairview Baptist Church. When Merv was in fifth grade at Valena C. Jones Elementary School, the school was recruiting kids for the band and Merv wanted to join. So Miss Millie saved up money from her job as cook and bought Merv a trumpet. Around the same time, Merv saw the Olympia Brass Band in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die at the birthday party for Miss Ruby, wife of New Orleans trumpet legend (and Olympia co-leader) Milton Batiste. At that moment, Merv knew that he wanted to be a jazz musician.