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GEM FEST 2017
GEM FEST 2017
Apr 28 – May 6 all-day
Join us at the Gem for our blowouts during Jazz Fest every night!  Our two stages will be full for 9 days for dinner shows and for late shows!!
Walter “Wolfman” Washington and The Roadmasters: Midnight Show 11:59 pm
Walter “Wolfman” Washington and The Roadmasters: Midnight Show
Apr 30 @ 11:59 pm – May 1 @ 2:00 am
Walter "Wolfman" Washington and The Roadmasters: Midnight Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
There’s nobody quite like Walter Wolfman Washington & his Roadmasters. Equal parts funk, soul, and gospel blues stirred with deep feeling and simmered in a special New Orleans roux, Wolfman’s music pulses with imagination and joy, framed by the guitarist’s exquisitely personal compositions and relentlessly propelled by the crisp punch of his skin-tight ensemble.’
Evan Christopher 7:00 pm
Evan Christopher
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Evan Christopher @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Advance reservations guarantee priority seating. Anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet and Barney Bigard, Evan Christopher has created a highly personal brand of “contemporary early-jazz” that strives to extend the legacy of the New Orleans clarinet style. Charismatic and versatile, Christopher was drawn to the Crescent City from his native California in 1994 by the city’s rich cultural landscape for which he advocates. His intimate approach that exhibits a deep respect for the New Orleans tradition has prompted critics to describe it as “a triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past.”
Evan Christopher 9:00 pm
Evan Christopher
May 1 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Evan Christopher @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Advance reservations guarantee priority seating. Anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet and Barney Bigard, Evan Christopher has created a highly personal brand of “contemporary early-jazz” that strives to extend the legacy of the New Orleans clarinet style. Charismatic and versatile, Christopher was drawn to the Crescent City from his native California in 1994 by the city’s rich cultural landscape for which he advocates. His intimate approach that exhibits a deep respect for the New Orleans tradition has prompted critics to describe it as “a triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past.”
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Little Freddie King 7:30 pm
Little Freddie King
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Little Freddie King @ The Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Honey Island Swamp Band 11:00 pm
Honey Island Swamp Band
May 2 @ 11:00 pm – May 3 @ 1:00 am
Honey Island Swamp Band @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Great music begins with great songs, and great songs are what the Honey Island Swamp Band is all about. The band came together after 4 friends were marooned in San Francisco after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Formed on the strength of timeless songs from Aaron Wilkinson and Chris Mulé, HISB’s “Bayou Americana” sound has been compared to the music of such forefathers as Lowell George, Earl King, Taj Mahal, Jerry Garcia, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Gram Parsons and Jimmy Reed. Their eponymous EP was recorded in 2006 at famed studio The Plant in Sausalito, CA, and was received so well that they all decided to continue the band upon moving back home to New Orleans in 2007. Wishing Well, the band’s first full length album won “Best Blues Album” of 2009 from OffBeat Magazine, which has also honored Honey Island Swamp Band as “Best Emerging Artist” of 2009 and “Best Roots Rock Artist” of 2010. And most recently the band was awarded “Best Roots Rock Artist” at the 2011 Big Easy Awards, widely considered the “Grammys of New Orleans”. HISB’s newest offering – Good To You – was nominated by OffBeat Magazine as “Best Roots Rock Album” of 2010, was named to numerous “Top 10 CDS of 2010” lists, and has become a staple of most DJs on the Crescent City’s legendary radio station WWOZ, as well as on Sirius/XM satellite radio’s Bluesville and traditional stations from coast‐to‐coast. Featuring the southern strut of songs such as “Country Girl”, “300 Pounds”[...]
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New Soul Finders! feat Marilyn Barbarin and sp guests Papa Mali, Reggie Scanlan and Kirk Joseph 7:30 pm
New Soul Finders! feat Marilyn Barbarin and sp guests Papa Mali, Reggie Scanlan and Kirk Joseph
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 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[...]
John Medeski’s Mad Skillet featuring Will Bernard, Kirk Joseph and Terence Higgins to benefit Pass The Beat 10:00 pm
John Medeski’s Mad Skillet featuring Will Bernard, Kirk Joseph and Terence Higgins to benefit Pass The Beat
May 3 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm
John Medeski's Mad Skillet featuring Will Bernard, Kirk Joseph and Terence Higgins to benefit Pass The Beat @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Mad Skillet was born of a late night show in New Orleans, LA during Jazz Fest 2015. It came out kicking and screaming, laughing and wailing, laying down a deep New Orleans groove steeped in jazz, blues, psychedelic rock, and R&B. Band members are leader, keyboardist John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood, The Word), Grammy nominated guitarist/bandleader Will Bernard (Medicine Hat, Party Hats), New Orleans native sousaphone player Kirk Joseph (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Backyard Groove), and drummer Terence Higgins (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ani DiFranco), also a New Orleans native. Medeski and Bernard’s yearly quest to play together during Jazz Fest found a special chemistry with the addition of Joseph and Higgins. The eclectic, far-reaching backgrounds of Medeski and Bernard alongside this legendary NOLA rhythm section generated what Medeski calls, “a vast musical universe with limitless potential”. That potential is coming together to benefit Pass the Beat, an organization whose purpose to develop music education programs for disadvantaged children who reside in places around the world — such as orphanages and refugee/IDP camps — where resources for the arts are exceedingly limited, if they exist at all.  The absence of music education in a child’s life can be significant. Scientific research over the last decade is proving that music education is a powerful tool in helping children attain their full potential. From our most joyous and brightest moments to our loneliest and darkest hours, music provides a medium through which we can better understand and internalize the myriad experiences of[...]
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Glen David and the Andrews Family Brass Band 8:00 pm
Glen David and the Andrews Family Brass Band
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Glen David and the Andrews Family Brass Band @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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. Join him and members of the Andrews Family musical family for this night of music, fun, stories and surprises!  
Kristina Morales & The Bayou Shufflers, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys & Soul Brass Band 9:00 pm
Kristina Morales & The Bayou Shufflers, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys & Soul Brass Band
May 4 @ 9:00 pm – May 5 @ 1:00 am
Kristina Morales & The Bayou Shufflers, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys & Soul Brass Band @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Acme Classic Entertainment presents One night of New Orleans Traditional Jazz and Brass Band Music featuring Kristina Morales & The Bayou Shufflers New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band Soul Brass Band *with special guests* Doors at 8pm / Show at 9pm
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Basin Street Records’ 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration 8:30 pm
Basin Street Records’ 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration
May 5 @ 8:30 pm – May 6 @ 12:00 am
Basin Street Records' 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
On Friday, May 5th, during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Basin Street Records is kicking off their 20th Anniversary celebrations with an amazing night upstairs and downstairs here at the beautifully renovated and musically historic Little Gem Saloon! The venue will be full of music this night and food will be served. Featuring The Battle: Irvin Mayfield Jr., Kermit Ruffins, Davell Crawford, Henry Butler, Jason Marsalis, Dr. Michael White and more! The entire event will be broadcast live at Facebook.com/BasinStreetRecords beginning at 8p CT – like the page now so you’ll get notified!!
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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 8pm 8:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 8pm
May 6 @ 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.****
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 10pm 10:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 10pm
May 6 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 10pm @ 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.****
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns 11:00 pm
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns
May 6 @ 11:00 pm – May 7 @ 1:00 am
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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. Dan Baum of the New Yorker writes”Meschiya Lake rocks back on her heels, lifts her chest, and opens her throat like an air raid siren to croon in a thrilling pre-microphone style that…can make you feel by turns as though you[...]
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Charlie Miller 7:00 pm
Charlie Miller
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Charlie Miller @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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Reid Poole Duo 7:00 pm
Reid Poole Duo
May 10 @ 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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Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy 7:00 pm
Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy
May 11 @ 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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Detroit Brooks 7:30 pm
Detroit Brooks
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Detroit Brooks @ The Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Detroit Brooks, famed session and touring guitarist of the New Orleans music scene, has the most recognizable face in the city. An evening of his musical prowess, music critics, affection ados, or novices are testiment of his smooth yet infectious stroke based in solid fundamentals. Often admired by guitarists world-wide, Brooks’ laid-back demeanor masks one of the most heralded and sought-after performer, songwriter, and session men of our time. 
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Nayo Jones Experience 8:00 pm
Nayo Jones Experience
May 13 @ 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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Mo Better Brunch with the Diaz Trio 11:00 am
Mo Better Brunch with the Diaz Trio
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mo Better Brunch with the Diaz Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Our second month of brunch is off and running! The food is excellent, the mimosas are flowing and the Diaz trio celebrates the classic Jazz tradition with a songbook that includes greats like Sidney Bechet,  Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Nina Simone.  Join us from 11am-2pm. Your table reservation is your ticket, and reservations are STRONGLY encouraged. Please note: Credit cards are required to reserve a table for parties of 6 or more with a 24 hour advance cancellation deadline.
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NOLA Dukes Showcase 7:00 pm
NOLA Dukes Showcase
May 16 @ 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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Marc Stone 7:00 pm
Marc Stone
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marc Stone @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy 7:00 pm
Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy
May 18 @ 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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Naydja CoJoe 7:30 pm
Naydja CoJoe
May 19 @ 7:30 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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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 9:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
May 20 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers @ 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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Mo Better Brunch with the Diaz Trio 11:00 am
Mo Better Brunch with the Diaz Trio
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mo Better Brunch with the Diaz Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Our second month of brunch is off and running! The food is excellent, the mimosas are flowing and the Diaz trio celebrates the classic Jazz tradition with a songbook that includes greats like Sidney Bechet,  Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Nina Simone.  Join us from 11am-2pm. Your table reservation is your ticket, and reservations are STRONGLY encouraged. Please note: Credit cards are required to reserve a table for parties of 6 or more with a 24 hour advance cancellation deadline.
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Charlie Miller 7:00 pm
Charlie Miller
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Charlie Miller @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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Reid Poole Duo 7:00 pm
Reid Poole Duo
May 24 @ 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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Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy 7:00 pm
Michael Watson presents: the Alchemy
May 25 @ 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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Leroy Jones Quintet 7:30 pm
Leroy Jones Quintet
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Leroy Jones Quintet @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the “keeper of the flame” for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City. “The mission of the Leroy Jones Quintet is to expose audiences everywhere to the authentic music of New Orleans, the music of Louis Armstrong, Buddy Bolden, Danny Barker and all the other greats who have helped create the rich gumbo that is the sound of New Orleans,” he says, “while putting our own more modern stamp on it.” Jones himself, a native of New Orleans, whose playing has been described as a blend of Louis Armstrong and bebop virtuoso Clifford Brown, has been a critical figure in the history of New Orleans music. A member of the New Orleans Jazz Hall of Fame, he was leader at the tender age of 12, of the seminal Fairview Band, a brass band whose alumni have included some of the best known musicians in New Orleans. It was the Fairview Brass Band which is widely credited with restoring interest in the brass band tradition of New Orleans. Today, in fact, New Orleans has more brass bands performing than at any time in the city’s history – an achievement that can be traced back directly to the Fairview Band and its successor the Leroy Jones Hurricane Brass Brand. A regular at Preservation Hall in New Orleans and a featured performer in the Harry Connick Orchestra, where his[...]
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Marc Stone Trio 7:30 pm
Marc Stone Trio
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Marc Stone Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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Mo Better Brunch with the Diaz Trio 11:00 am
Mo Better Brunch with the Diaz Trio
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mo Better Brunch with the Diaz Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Our second month of brunch is off and running! The food is excellent, the mimosas are flowing and the Diaz trio celebrates the classic Jazz tradition with a songbook that includes greats like Sidney Bechet,  Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Nina Simone.  Join us from 11am-2pm. Your table reservation is your ticket, and reservations are STRONGLY encouraged. Please note: Credit cards are required to reserve a table for parties of 6 or more with a 24 hour advance cancellation deadline.
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Charlie Miller 7:00 pm
Charlie Miller
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Charlie Miller @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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Reid Poole Duo 7:00 pm
Reid Poole Duo
May 31 @ 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.