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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Happy Hour with Kyle Cripps 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Kyle Cripps
Jan 21 @ 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.
Bart Ramsey’s Zazou City 8:00 pm
Bart Ramsey’s Zazou City
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm
Bart Ramsey's Zazou City
The New Orleans gypsy jazz band ZAZOU CITY synthesizes jazz styles from two continents, creating a combustion of sound that swings beyond the sweltering heat and foggy nights of the Big Easy.  It combines the European jazz influences of Django Reinhardt and company with those of American giants ranging from Louis Armstrong to the beboppers.  Rounding out the set, you’ll also find songs involving what New Orleans jazz innovator Jelly Roll Morton called “the Spanish tinge–from gypsy bossa to tango, as well as the acclaimed original compositions of bandleader Bart Ramsey. The band’s latest personnel consists of Bart Ramsey on accordion, piano and vocals, Raphaël Bas on guitar, Georgi Petrov on guitar, Pascal Valcasara on tenor saxophone, and Tim Paco on bass.  Frequently called-upon alumni members include Matthew Shilling (alto saxophone), Neti Vaan (violin), Charlie Miller (trumpet), Aurora Nealand (soprano sax), Matt Bell (guitar), Chris Edmunds (guitar), Nathan Lambertson (bass), Tarik Hassan (bass), Oliver Bonie (alto saxophone), and Bryce Eastwood (tenor sax). The band works in various sizes, from duo to six-piece bands at clubs, weddings, private parties and festivals.  It remains a mainstay at the New Orleans French Quarter Festival, and played in The New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival (“Jazzfest”) in 2012.  The Zazou City Trio has done a plethora of gigs though the agency Carl Mack Presents.  The band’s current five-piece configuration has been blowing the roofs off of clubs in the Crescent City, including clubs like 3 Muses and The Spotted Cat on Frenchmen Street. Zazou[...]
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Happy Hour with Monty Banks 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
  Monty Banks is a musician – an entertainer – a jazz singer – a piano player. Currently living in New Orleans, Monty can be heard five nights a week at the lovely Bombay Club in the French Quarter. He also appears regularly in New Orleans’ Frenchmen Street Music District, at the Three Muses, and the Spotted Cat. In the summer times Monty returns to his native Seattle, where he can be with family and friends, and participate in the summer music scene in the great northwest. 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 cuise ships, Indian Casinos, and now the city where jazz was born. “I love mixing the swingin’ sensibilities of Frank Sinatra with the Creole boogie of Fats Domino,” he says. “That’s the right recipe for my kind of good times music!”
Viper Mad Trio 8:00 pm
Viper Mad Trio
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm
Viper Mad Trio
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Happy Hour with Mario Abney 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Mario Abney
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour with Mario Abney
Chicago born and raised Jazz Trumpeter Mario Abney now of New Orleans fuses traditional and extended trumpet techniques in a most inventive way; his strikingly personal instrumental vision endows the music with an infinite array of tonal color. Recognized for his ability to create pure musical dialog, and hear music in a universally spiritual way, he is definitely one of New Orleans most pioneering young jazz musicians.
Nayo Jones 8:00 pm
Nayo Jones
Jan 23 @ 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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7PM – Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 7:00 pm
7PM – Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
7PM - Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
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.
8PM – Trixie’s Jewel Box Burlesque 8:00 pm
8PM – Trixie’s Jewel Box Burlesque
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm
8PM - 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 January 24th at 8:00pm and 9:30pm.
9PM – Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 9:00 pm
9PM – Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm
9PM - Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
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.
9:30PM – Trixie’s Jewel Box Burlesque 9:30 pm
9:30PM – Trixie’s Jewel Box Burlesque
Jan 24 @ 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 January 24th at 8:00pm and 9:30pm.
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Happy Hour with Jon Roniger 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Jon Roniger
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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.
Leisa K 8:00 pm
Leisa K
Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm
Leisa K
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Happy Hour with Monty Banks 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
  Monty Banks is a musician – an entertainer – a jazz singer – a piano player. Currently living in New Orleans, Monty can be heard five nights a week at the lovely Bombay Club in the French Quarter. He also appears regularly in New Orleans’ Frenchmen Street Music District, at the Three Muses, and the Spotted Cat. In the summer times Monty returns to his native Seattle, where he can be with family and friends, and participate in the summer music scene in the great northwest. 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 cuise ships, Indian Casinos, and now the city where jazz was born. “I love mixing the swingin’ sensibilities of Frank Sinatra with the Creole boogie of Fats Domino,” he says. “That’s the right recipe for my kind of good times music!”
Viper Mad Trio 8:00 pm
Viper Mad Trio
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm
Viper Mad Trio
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Happy Hour with Mario Abney 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Mario Abney
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour with Mario Abney
Chicago born and raised Jazz Trumpeter Mario Abney now of New Orleans fuses traditional and extended trumpet techniques in a most inventive way; his strikingly personal instrumental vision endows the music with an infinite array of tonal color. Recognized for his ability to create pure musical dialog, and hear music in a universally spiritual way, he is definitely one of New Orleans most pioneering young jazz musicians.
Nayo Jones 8:00 pm
Nayo Jones
Jan 30 @ 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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7PM – Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 7:00 pm
7PM – Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
7PM - Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
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.
9PM – Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 9:00 pm
9PM – Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
Jan 31 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm
9PM - Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
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.