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Acoustic Lunch with Madeline Ford 11:00 am
Acoustic Lunch with Madeline Ford
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Acoustic Lunch with Madeline Ford @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
You know how excited you get when one of our waiters hops up on stage and belts one out that makes your heart sing??? Well, imagine if that happened during LUNCH!!!!! Thursdays, starting February 1, we’ve got the amazing Madeline Ford on stage: a girl and a guitar (or a girl and a piano). Come catch the beauty of our live music program and make your lunch SING!!!
Happy Hour with Monty Banks 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
Feb 1 @ 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!”
Charlie Miller & Marc Stone 7:00 pm
Charlie Miller & Marc Stone
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Charlie Miller & Marc Stone @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Songwriter and roots guitar master Marc Stone presents 5 nights of music at the historic Little Gem Saloon and tonight, New Orleans Jazz and Blues legend Charlie Miller will be with him. Charlie Miller has participated in a greater span of the evolution of American music than nearly anyone else. His professional career started at age 14 with boyhood friend, and lifelong musical compatriot, Dr. John. Miller was a regular presence on seminal rock and roll sessions in the 1950s, and went on to establish himself as a premier jazz trumpeter with a deep spirit and broad palette. Now focusing on piano, Miller is a living vessel for the New Orleans Jazz and Rhythm and Blues traditions. Friends for over a decade, and having backed various legends together, this is Miller’s first full collaboration with Stone. Reservations are recommended for all shows – (504) 267-4863 photo credit: Rick Moore
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New Soul Finders! ft. Marilyn Barbarin, Papa Mali, Reggie Scanlan, Terry Scott, Jr., Michael Burkart and Marc Stone 8:00 pm
New Soul Finders! ft. Marilyn Barbarin, Papa Mali, Reggie Scanlan, Terry Scott, Jr., Michael Burkart and Marc Stone
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
New Soul Finders! ft. Marilyn Barbarin, Papa Mali, Reggie Scanlan, Terry Scott, Jr., Michael Burkart and Marc Stone @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Songwriter and roots guitar master Marc Stone presents 5 nights of music at the historic Little Gem Saloon and tonight, the mighty funk explosion of New Soul Finders! w Marilyn Barbarin is hitting the stage! New Orleans’ legend Marilyn Barbarin has been laying down searing funk and deep soul since her teen years working with Eddie Bo’s Soul Finders. Together with other Eddie Bo alumni Marc Stone, Tom Worrell and Reggie Scanlan of the Radiators, Marilyn  brings the fire that made tracks like “Reborn” and “Can I Be Your Squeeze” DJ favorites and iconic moments in New Orleans funk. Reservations are recommended for all shows – (504) 267-4863  
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Tribute to Muddy Waters, Son House and Robert Johnson w John Mooney, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and Marc Stone 8:00 pm
Tribute to Muddy Waters, Son House and Robert Johnson w John Mooney, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and Marc Stone
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tribute to Muddy Waters, Son House and Robert Johnson w John Mooney, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and Marc Stone @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Songwriter and roots guitar master Marc Stone presents 5 nights of music at the historic Little Gem Saloon and tonight, John Mooney and Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes are with him. The “Father of the Delta Blues”, Son House, had three great musical progeny – Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters in the Delta in the 1930s, and John Mooney in upstate New York in the early 1970s. Mooney is the undisputed standard bearer for the House/Johnson legacy. Joining Mooney and fellow guitarist Marc Stone is veteran bandleader, Blues harp master, multi-instrumentalist and former Paul Simon/Sting sideman Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes. Reservations are recommended for all shows – (504) 267-4863
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Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King 11:00 am
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
He’s BACK!!!!! 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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Jon Roniger 7:30 pm
Jon Roniger
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jon Roniger @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
There’s only one local New Orleans artist who boasts the success of writing all original music, collaborating with other recognized songwriters, performing live on a daily basis, and writing for film and television, all while staying true to his musical influences. Jon Roniger does not shy away from being slick, sly and charming as he wraps himself up in authenticity, embodying a combination of the legendary local Harry Connick Jr., as well as the iconic Tom Waits, Paul Simon, and Randy Newman. Join us as Jon kicks off Parade Week with style!
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Reid Poole Trio 7:30 pm
Reid Poole Trio
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come get some Food, Drink and Jazz while you wait for the Mystic Krewe of Nyx to wind their way through the city and down to our neck of the woods!
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Acoustic Lunch with Madeline Ford 11:00 am
Acoustic Lunch with Madeline Ford
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Acoustic Lunch with Madeline Ford @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
You know how excited you get when one of our waiters hops up on stage and belts one out that makes your heart sing??? Well, imagine if that happened during LUNCH!!!!! Thursdays, starting February 1, we’ve got the amazing Madeline Ford on stage: a girl and a guitar (or a girl and a piano). Come catch the beauty of our live music program and make your lunch SING!!!
Happy Hour with Monty Banks 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
Feb 8 @ 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!”
Reid Poole Duo 7:30 pm
Reid Poole Duo
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come get some Food, Drink and Jazz while you wait for the Muses to wind their way through the city and down to our neck of the woods! Be Strong – Catch Shoes!
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Zakk Garner presents Fats Re-Imagined 7:30 pm
Zakk Garner presents Fats Re-Imagined
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Zakk Garner presents Fats Re-Imagined @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Zakk Garner has been hard at work rearranging some Fats Domino music with modern ideas and nothing but love for Fats. Line up includes Zakk Garner with Saxophone and Arrangements, Christien Bold on Vocals, Daniel Meinecke on Piano, Jake Ricke on Bass and Trenton O’Neal on Drums! One night only!!
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Reid Poole Trio 7:30 pm
Reid Poole Trio
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come get some Food, Drink and Jazz while you wait for the Muses to wind their way through the city and down to our neck of the woods! Be Strong – Catch Shoes!
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Valentine’s Day! 7:00 pm
Valentine’s Day!
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Valentine's Day! @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Even though it’s Ash Wednesday, you’ve still got to cuddle your honey and eat some beautiful food, so come and enjoy Love Songs and Lobster! Lilli Lewis on the keys from 5-7pm followed by Songs of Love for Valentine’s with Naydja CoJoe.   We’ve got a beautiful 4-course menu priced at $120 (not inclusive of tax and gratuity) per couple. First Course: Crab Bisque with Crème Fraiche  Second Course: Baby Greens with Blue Cheese Beignet Topped with Toasted Pecans & Pear Dressing Third Course: Steamed Maine Lobster & Filet Mignon with Sautéed Spring Vegetables Fourth Course: White Chocolate Mousse in Dark Chocolate Cups with Raspberry Coulis   Vegetarian options are available and Open Table reservations strongly recommended! Call for Tables: 504-267-4863  
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Happy Hour with Monty Banks 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
Feb 15 @ 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!”
The Diaz Trio: The Music of the Beatles 7:30 pm
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Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
Feb 16 @ 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’ The Henderson Sessions Release Party + Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove 7:30 pm
Lilli Lewis’ The Henderson Sessions Release Party + Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Lilli Lewis' The Henderson Sessions Release Party + Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join Lilli Lewis, Kirk Jospeh, Jimbo Walsh and Dr. Michael White as we celebrate Lilli Lewis’ The Henderson Sessions release! Set against the buoyant backdrop of the New Orleans bon vivant, “The Henderson Sessions” is an exquisitely intimate self-portrait with Lilli Lewis’s vocals set to the barest of piano accompaniment. The record was co-produced by Lewis alongside James “Jimbo” Walsh (HBO’s Treme) and Mark Bingham (Allen Ginsberg, REM, Sun-Ra) at a studio built in a country home in Henderson, LA that was once used as refuge for Walsh’s musical community after Hurricane Katrina. When the three teamed up to demo songs for a full band album, they found the songs had something useful to say in their most raw, earnest, and primitive incarnation. ​Award-winning singer/songwriter Lilli Lewis grew up on a dirt road on the outskirts of Athens, GA. She is the daughter of a southern minister and a Chicago reared civil rights activist, and her bent towards social justice is reflected in her music and stage show. The prolific writer, composer, pianist, and producer has been composing music since she started playing piano at the age of three. Lewis is known for her powerful vocals and progressive message. The classically trained “folk-rock diva” is a sought after featured performer on main stages across the United States and abroad. In 2017, feminist folk trio The Malvinas recorded Lilli’s “O, Let Your Light Shine Bright” (Louisiana Red Hot, 2016) on God Bless the Grass (Soona Songs). Lewis made New Orleans her home in[...]
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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show 7:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show
Feb 17 @ 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
Feb 17 @ 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 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.****
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Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King 11:00 am
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
He’s BACK!!!!! 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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NOLA Dukes Showcase 7:00 pm
NOLA Dukes Showcase
Feb 20 @ 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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Sidney Bechet: For Lovers 7:30 pm
Sidney Bechet: For Lovers
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sidney Bechet: For Lovers @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join John Diaz, Ronald Markham and Irvin Mayfield as they pay homage to the love songs of the world’s first great jazz soloist, Sidney Bechet. FROM THE GUARDIAN: Bechet’s music lives on, not simply because he brought a vibrant new colour to jazz, but because it leaps from the speakers with a ferocious, full-blooded insistence, as if he were attempting to cram every emotion he’d ever felt into the solo of a three-minute song. Like his contemporary Louis Armstrong, Bechet’s playing resembled the sound of the human voice. Saxophones weren’t used in early New Orleans jazz, though they were used in upmarket dance bands – usually to mimic the swoops and sighs of a violin section. The New Orleans reed instrument of choice was the clarinet, and Johnny Dodds – a sideman with Louis Armstrong – was one of its early masters. In 1920, when Bechet was 23, the New Orleans clarinetist discovered a soprano sax in a London junk shop while on tour in Europe with Will Marion Cook. He immediately made such an arresting sound with it that the Swiss classical conductor Ernest Ansermet declared him “an artist of genius”.
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Happy Hour with Monty Banks 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
Feb 22 @ 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!”
Sidney Bechet: For Lovers 7:30 pm
Sidney Bechet: For Lovers
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sidney Bechet: For Lovers @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join John Diaz, Ronald Markham and Irvin Mayfield as they pay homage to the love songs of the world’s first great jazz soloist, Sidney Bechet. FROM THE GUARDIAN: Bechet’s music lives on, not simply because he brought a vibrant new colour to jazz, but because it leaps from the speakers with a ferocious, full-blooded insistence, as if he were attempting to cram every emotion he’d ever felt into the solo of a three-minute song. Like his contemporary Louis Armstrong, Bechet’s playing resembled the sound of the human voice. Saxophones weren’t used in early New Orleans jazz, though they were used in upmarket dance bands – usually to mimic the swoops and sighs of a violin section. The New Orleans reed instrument of choice was the clarinet, and Johnny Dodds – a sideman with Louis Armstrong – was one of its early masters. In 1920, when Bechet was 23, the New Orleans clarinetist discovered a soprano sax in a London junk shop while on tour in Europe with Will Marion Cook. He immediately made such an arresting sound with it that the Swiss classical conductor Ernest Ansermet declared him “an artist of genius”.
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Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
Feb 23 @ 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[...]
Sidney Bechet: For Lovers 7:30 pm
Sidney Bechet: For Lovers
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sidney Bechet: For Lovers @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join John Diaz, Ronald Markham and Irvin Mayfield as they pay homage to the love songs of the world’s first great jazz soloist, Sidney Bechet. FROM THE GUARDIAN: Bechet’s music lives on, not simply because he brought a vibrant new colour to jazz, but because it leaps from the speakers with a ferocious, full-blooded insistence, as if he were attempting to cram every emotion he’d ever felt into the solo of a three-minute song. Like his contemporary Louis Armstrong, Bechet’s playing resembled the sound of the human voice. Saxophones weren’t used in early New Orleans jazz, though they were used in upmarket dance bands – usually to mimic the swoops and sighs of a violin section. The New Orleans reed instrument of choice was the clarinet, and Johnny Dodds – a sideman with Louis Armstrong – was one of its early masters. In 1920, when Bechet was 23, the New Orleans clarinetist discovered a soprano sax in a London junk shop while on tour in Europe with Will Marion Cook. He immediately made such an arresting sound with it that the Swiss classical conductor Ernest Ansermet declared him “an artist of genius”.
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Leroy Jones Quintet 7:30 pm
Leroy Jones Quintet
Feb 24 @ 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[...]
AFTERSHOW MADNESS!! 10:00 pm
AFTERSHOW MADNESS!!
Feb 24 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
AFTERSHOW MADNESS!! @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
The Dead & Co. show has been rescheduled, and we’re thrilled to offer Aftershow Madness again too! Marc Stone (New Soul Finders) will be here with Sam Price (Honey Island Swamp Band), Dave Easley (Cosmic pedal steel Wizard), and Terry Scott, Jr. (Dr. John & the Nite Trippers) to turn Rampart into Shakedown Street. Don’t give up that long strange trip – come to the Gem!!!!
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Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King 11:00 am
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blues Brunch with Little Freddie King @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
He’s BACK!!!!! 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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Introducing Gabrielle Cavassa: The Music of Billie Holiday 7:30 pm
Introducing Gabrielle Cavassa: The Music of Billie Holiday
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Introducing Gabrielle Cavassa: The Music of Billie Holiday @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Gabrielle Cavassa is a young Bay Area jazz vocalist whose style and sound have audiences feeling downright amorous. Cavassa studied under acclaimed jazz musicians, Andrew Speight and Michael Zisman at San Francisco State University. Gabrielle has been making appearances at Bay Area jazz spots Cafe Du Nord, Osteria Divino, Club Deluxe, Revolution Cafe, Local Edition, Balancoire, and the like since she returned to the Bay Area after furthering her music studies in France. Miss Cavassa’s performance is a fresh take on a beloved tradition, and here in New Orleans, we’re happy to welcome her to the scene.
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Introducing Gabrielle Cavassa: The Music of Billie Holiday 7:30 pm
Introducing Gabrielle Cavassa: The Music of Billie Holiday
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Introducing Gabrielle Cavassa: The Music of Billie Holiday @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Gabrielle Cavassa is a young Bay Area jazz vocalist whose style and sound have audiences feeling downright amorous. Cavassa studied under acclaimed jazz musicians, Andrew Speight and Michael Zisman at San Francisco State University. Gabrielle has been making appearances at Bay Area jazz spots Cafe Du Nord, Osteria Divino, Club Deluxe, Revolution Cafe, Local Edition, Balancoire, and the like since she returned to the Bay Area after furthering her music studies in France. Miss Cavassa’s performance is a fresh take on a beloved tradition, and here in New Orleans, we’re happy to welcome her to the scene.