Shows at The Little Gem Saloon

We offer live music almost every night of the week, with a mix of ticketed events and shows with no cover charge. The Little Gem has regular performances by Shamarr Allen, Kermit Ruffins, and other well known local favorites as well as featuring new up and coming artists. All tickets for shows at the Little Gem Saloon are general admission and we cannot guarantee seating. If you’d like to reserve a table for any of our shows, call us at 504-267-4863 and we will do our best to accommodate you!

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7pm: Evan Christopher & Don Vappie: The Storyville Centennial Project 7:00 pm
7pm: Evan Christopher & Don Vapp...
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7pm: Evan Christopher & Don Vappie: The Storyville Centennial Project
EVAN CHRISTOPHER & DON VAPPIE: THE STORYVILLE CENTENNIAL PROJECT The ambassador of New Orleans clarinet Evan Christopher and banjo/guitar virtuoso Don Vappie will debut their new ensemble “The Storyville Centennial Project.” Combining Vappie’s brand of what he calls “Creole Jazz” with Christopher’s emphasis on keeping early New Orleans music contemporary, the group will transform repertoire from the traditional New Orleans canon.  Although there is much mythology to be dispelled about the impact of the Storyville District (1897-1917) on the evolution of jazz, the Storyville Centennial Project focuses simply on finding new ways to treat the music from that era. Jelly Roll Morton figures prominently in the groups narrative, and it is fitting that the group debuts at the historic Little Gem Saloon, which was a music nightspot on the frontier of “The District” as early as 1904. The group will consist of: Evan Christopher, clarinet Don Vappie, banjo & guitar Kevin Louis, trumpet Michael Watson, trombone Kris Tokarski, piano David Pulphus, bass There will be TWO performances at 7pm and 9pm. Please call (504) 267-4863 to reserve a table.
9pm: Evan Christopher and Don Vappie: The Storyville Centennial Project 9:00 pm
9pm: Evan Christopher and Don Va...
Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
9pm: Evan Christopher and Don Vappie: The Storyville Centennial Project
EVAN CHRISTOPHER & DON VAPPIE: THE STORYVILLE CENTENNIAL PROJECT The ambassador of New Orleans clarinet Evan Christopher and banjo/guitar virtuoso Don Vappie will debut their new ensemble “The Storyville Centennial Project.” Combining Vappie’s brand of what he calls “Creole Jazz” with Christopher’s emphasis on keeping early New Orleans music contemporary, the group will transform repertoire from the traditional New Orleans canon. Although there is much mythology to be dispelled about the impact of the Storyville District (1897-1917) on the evolution of jazz, the Storyville Centennial Project focuses simply on finding new ways to treat the music from that era. Jelly Roll Morton figures prominently in the groups narrative, and it is fitting that the group debuts at the historic Little Gem Saloon, which was a music nightspot on the frontier of “The District” as early as 1904. The group will consist of: Evan Christopher, clarinet Don Vappie, banjo & guitar Kevin Louis, trumpet Michael Watson, trombone Kris Tokarski, piano David Pulphus, bass There will be TWO performances at 7pm and 9pm. Please call (504) 267-4863 to reserve a table.
9:30PM – Trixie’s Jewel Box Burlesque 9:30 pm
9:30PM – Trixie’s Jewel Box Burl...
Oct 18 @ 9:30 pm
9:30PM - Trixie's Jewel Box Burlesque
  The Little Gem Saloon is proud to present New Orleans’ Finest Burlesque Performer Miss Trixie Minx! This burlesque beauty has delighted audiences throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia! Whether a bubbly blonde or a sultry brunette her performance is sure to wow you. Trixie and her girls are performing in the Ramp Room on October 18th at 9:30pm and 11:00pm.
11:00PM – Trixie’s Jewel Box Burlesque 11:00 pm
11:00PM – Trixie’s Jewel Box Bur...
Oct 18 @ 11:00 pm
11:00PM - Trixie's Jewel Box Burlesque
  The Little Gem Saloon is proud to present New Orleans’ Finest Burlesque Performer Miss Trixie Minx! This burlesque beauty has delighted audiences throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia! Whether a bubbly blonde or a sultry brunette her performance is sure to wow you. Trixie and her girls are performing in the Ramp Room on October 18th at 9:30pm and 11:00pm.
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Jazz Brunch with Bounce Back Quartet 10:00 am
Jazz Brunch with Bounce Back Qua...
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
Jazz Brunch with Bounce Back Quartet
  Hailing from four different areas of the United States, the members of the Bounce Back Quartet all have one thing in common: a love for music. Featuring Rob Kellner on Piano, Sam Weil on Bass, Ben Russell on drums, and Aurelien Barnes on trumpet, the quartet seeks to bring new life into old classics as well and putting their own spin on music they love playing. All four members are students at Tulane Univeristy in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Happy Hour with Jon Roniger 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Jon Roniger
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour with Jon Roniger
Jon Roniger is truly a unique slice of American songwriting, blending New Orleans style jazz and blues with folk story telling. Touring internationally since 2007, his last record “Charmed Life” saw regular spins on BBC, BBC Whales and BBC Scotland and Nationally broadcast Radio Amsterdam.  His 2010 release “Someone Else” and the 2007 release “Charmed Life” have placements on HGTV, Platinum Babies and the theme song for a UK based company Bedford for Beds. Roniger has played such renowned venues as Nashville’s Blue Bird Cafe, Atlanta’s Eddie’s Attic, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and New Orleans’ House of Blues.    
The Messy Cookers Jazz Band 8:00 pm
The Messy Cookers Jazz Band
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Messy Cookers Jazz Band
  The Messy Cookers Jazz Band was founded in 2012 by Alex Owen, a trumpet player who was looking for an outlet to play traditional jazz in New Orleans.  In forming the band, Alex rounded up some of the finest musicians he could find, and began to find work with his band. By the spring of 2013, they were working regularly at the Maison on Frenchmen street, and at other venues throughout the city. In August of 2013, the band recorded their first CD “Swing that Music”. Since then, the band has continued to play together regularly throughout the New Orleans area.
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Happy Hour with Kyle Cripps 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Kyle Cripps
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour with Kyle Cripps
    A native of Cape May, NJ, multi-instrumentalist and composer Kyle Cripps is now at the forefront of the New Orleans modern music scene. With his own project, One Love Brass Band, or with many other groups like Billy Franklin’s Smoke N Bones or Jamey St Pierre and the Honeycreepers, Kyle is now a regular on sax or keyboards in the greater Gulf area.
Meghan Stewart 8:00 pm
Meghan Stewart
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm
Meghan Stewart
Meghan Stewart is a New Orleans based vocalist who specializes in contemporary jazz whose art is an open investigation of the style that founded so much of today’s music  She sings sweetly and without reproach, her love for music and enthusiasm for her band evident every time she steps on stage. For more information please visit www.MeghanStewartJazz.com.
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Happy Hour with Jon Roniger 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Jon Roniger
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour with Jon Roniger
Jon Roniger is truly a unique slice of American songwriting, blending New Orleans style jazz and blues with folk story telling. Touring internationally since 2007, his last record “Charmed Life” saw regular spins on BBC, BBC Whales and BBC Scotland and Nationally broadcast Radio Amsterdam.  His 2010 release “Someone Else” and the 2007 release “Charmed Life” have placements on HGTV, Platinum Babies and the theme song for a UK based company Bedford for Beds. Roniger has played such renowned venues as Nashville’s Blue Bird Cafe, Atlanta’s Eddie’s Attic, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and New Orleans’ House of Blues.    
Nayo Jones 8:00 pm
Nayo Jones
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Nayo Jones
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.
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Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns – 7pm 7:00 pm
Meschiya Lake & The Little Big H...
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns - 7pm
  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. Upon the tours return in the Fall of 2007, her acquisition for musical knowledge insatiable, Meschiya took up the guitar and banjo and, with singer Erika Lewis, formed The Magnolia Beacon, creating original, dark, melodic, minor keyed compositions focusing on[...]
Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns – 9pm 9:00 pm
Meschiya Lake & The Little Big H...
Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns - 9pm
  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. Upon the tours return in the Fall of 2007, her acquisition for musical knowledge insatiable, Meschiya took up the guitar and banjo and, with singer Erika Lewis, formed The Magnolia Beacon, creating original, dark, melodic, minor keyed compositions focusing on[...]
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Jazz Brunch with Bounce Back Quartet 10:00 am
Jazz Brunch with Bounce Back Qua...
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am
Jazz Brunch with Bounce Back Quartet
  Hailing from four different areas of the United States, the members of the Bounce Back Quartet all have one thing in common: a love for music. Featuring Rob Kellner on Piano, Sam Weil on Bass, Ben Russell on drums, and Aurelien Barnes on trumpet, the quartet seeks to bring new life into old classics as well and putting their own spin on music they love playing. All four members are students at Tulane Univeristy in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Happy Hour with Jon Roniger 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Jon Roniger
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour with Jon Roniger
Jon Roniger is truly a unique slice of American songwriting, blending New Orleans style jazz and blues with folk story telling. Touring internationally since 2007, his last record “Charmed Life” saw regular spins on BBC, BBC Whales and BBC Scotland and Nationally broadcast Radio Amsterdam.  His 2010 release “Someone Else” and the 2007 release “Charmed Life” have placements on HGTV, Platinum Babies and the theme song for a UK based company Bedford for Beds. Roniger has played such renowned venues as Nashville’s Blue Bird Cafe, Atlanta’s Eddie’s Attic, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and New Orleans’ House of Blues.    
The Messy Cookers Jazz Band 8:00 pm
The Messy Cookers Jazz Band
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Messy Cookers Jazz Band
  The Messy Cookers Jazz Band was founded in 2012 by Alex Owen, a trumpet player who was looking for an outlet to play traditional jazz in New Orleans.  In forming the band, Alex rounded up some of the finest musicians he could find, and began to find work with his band. By the spring of 2013, they were working regularly at the Maison on Frenchmen street, and at other venues throughout the city. In August of 2013, the band recorded their first CD “Swing that Music”. Since then, the band has continued to play together regularly throughout the New Orleans area.
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Happy Hour with Kyle Cripps 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Kyle Cripps
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour with Kyle Cripps
    A native of Cape May, NJ, multi-instrumentalist and composer Kyle Cripps is now at the forefront of the New Orleans modern music scene. With his own project, One Love Brass Band, or with many other groups like Billy Franklin’s Smoke N Bones or Jamey St Pierre and the Honeycreepers, Kyle is now a regular on sax or keyboards in the greater Gulf area.
Meghan Stewart 8:00 pm
Meghan Stewart
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm
Meghan Stewart
Meghan Stewart is a New Orleans based vocalist who specializes in contemporary jazz whose art is an open investigation of the style that founded so much of today’s music  She sings sweetly and without reproach, her love for music and enthusiasm for her band evident every time she steps on stage. For more information please visit www.MeghanStewartJazz.com.
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Happy Hour with Erin Demastes 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Erin Demastes
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Happy Hour with Erin Demastes
  Erin Demastes grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and studied classical piano and jazz with Emmy-winning composer and pianist Mike Esneault and Dr. Willis Delony, music professor at Louisiana State University. Erin recently graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies under Larry Sieberth, Dr. John Murphy, members of the Thelonious Monk Institute, and guests such as Danilo Perez and Aaron Goldberg. Erin currently plays in the New Orleans area with various groups, jazz and other genres, including her self-titled trio and quartet. Erin has experience with writing and arranging for both small and large ensembles and leads Planet Earth, a group that plays both her and her bandmates’ original compositions.