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Live For Live Music Announces 2017 Late-Nite After Jazz Fest Series

The 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is just around the corner, and we are so excited to announce our lineup of late-night shows for this year’s festivities! This year, Live For Live Music is making The Howlin’ Wolf it’s home base, with four awesome shows that are sure to keep you on your feet until the early hours of the morning. We’ve brought together some of the best players in the game to present some of the most eclectic lineups for a special Late-Nite After Jazz Fest series of performances.

See below for full details on all four shows, including special guests, how to buy tickets, and more. See you in New Orleans!

Saturday, April 29th

Break Science Live Band / The Russ Liquid Test / The Werks – The Howlin’ Wolf 

On Saturday, April 29th, Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee’s Break Science will team up with members of Lettuce for a night of funky electronic hip-hop beats. Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Eric “Jesus” Coomes, and The Shady Horns’ Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis round out the live band lineup, giving this show an all-star cast that will deliver the ultimate New Orleans dance party.

Break Science Live Band will be joined by local heroes The Russ Liquid Test, who released their 80’s-infused electro/funk album 1984 to critical acclaim in October 2016. Russ Liquid teams up with producer and accomplished brass player Russell Scott, guitarist Andrew Block, and drummer Deven Trusclair to deliver a groove-oriented sound that evokes the classic funk/soul/R&B stylings, but with a futuristic spin that compliments the evolution of each genre.

The Werks will join in on the fun with two sets in The Den, between sets and after Break Science Live Band to keep the party going deep into the night.

Tickets for this special late-night performance are on sale now at this link!

SHOW INFO –
Artist: Break Science Live Band w/ The Russ Liquid Test + The Werks (in The Den)
Venue: Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130
Date: Saturday – April 29th, 2017
Price: $25adv / $35dos
Tickets: Click Here
Time: Doors 10 pm / Show 11 pm

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe w/ Donald Harrison – One Eyed Jacks

Karl Denson is a Jazz Fest icon. His late-night shows in New Orleans always bring the heat, and you never know who might join him when he and his Tiny Universe take the stage during one of their infamous late night performances. This year, Denson will bring his brand of power-funk to One Eyed Jacks on Saturday, April 29th for a memorable weekend 1 show, and he’s just announced the addition of local saxophone legend Donald Harrison as a special guest for the performance.

Harrison, who’s known as the “King of Nouveau Swing,” is more known in jazz circles for combining traditional New Orleans music with R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul, and Rock. His addition to this show should leave brass fans salivating, as two of the most innovative and talented saxophonists will hit the stage together for a unique pairing that will inevitably make for a memorable night. Denson often throws fun covers into his set, so we can only imagine what surprises are in store when Harrison and Denson combine forces.

 

– SHOW INFO –
Artist: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe w/ Special Guest Donald Harrison
Venue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Date: Saturday, April 29th
Price: $36adv / $40dos (purchase tickets here)
Time: Doors 9pm / Show 10pm

The Nth Power Presents “WAKE UP & LIVE: The Music of Bob Marley” – One Eyed Jacks

Last year, local heroes The Nth Power took the tribute concept to another level, inviting a huge mix of top-shelf special guests to One Eyed Jacks for a tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, a project that was appropriately dubbed  “Earth, Wind & Power. The show received rave reviews, as the band and special guests Oteil & Kofi BurbridgeSkerik, Jennifer HartswickNatalie Cressman, and James Casey tore up a bevy of classic hits and beloved deep cuts, performing each song with precision and perfection. “Earth, Wind & Power” is back at Jazz Fest this year, by popular demand.

Now, The Nth Power has announced their next great Jazz Fest tribute. After having shown off their impressive talent with “Earth, Wind & Power,” fans in New Orleans should be excited to learn about “WAKE UP & LIVE: The Music of Bob Marley.” The show, which once again will go down at One Eyed Jacks, will take place on Saturday, April 29th as a late night show. It will feature The Nth Power alongside special guests Cyril NevilleRaja Kassis of AntibalasSkerikWeedie BraimahShira Elias of TurkuazRob Marscher of Jennifer Hartswick BandAndrew “Da Phessah” Baham of Big Sam’s Funky NationBoyd from Phantom Vanity, and Adam Joseph.

– SHOW INFO –
Artist: The Nth Power Presents “WAKE UP & LIVE: The Music of Bob Marley”
Venue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Price: $25adv / $30dos (purchase tickets here)
Time: Doors 1:00 AM / Show 2:00 AM (technically early AM 4/30)


Sunday, April 30th

Fu*k 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost – The Howlin’ Wolf

2016 was one of the most upsetting years on record, as we lost so many amazing artists over the course of twelve months. Of course, New Orleans is the perfect place to pay tribute to these artists, and Jazz Fest is the perfect time. Dubbed Funk 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost, the tribute will explore the musical gifts all of the amazing artists we lost last year, such as PrinceDavid BowieGeorge MichaelMaurice WhitePhife Dawg, and more. While we’re glad the year is over, it’s time to look back and celebrate these wonderful artists.

To pay tribute to these amazing musical icons, we’re bringing together Michaelangelo CarubbaShira Elias, and Craig Brodhead from TurkuazJoey PorterGarrett Sayers, and Lyle Divinsky of The Motet, and Khris Royal and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown for an all-star tribute known as Fu*k 2016! Also slated to appear at this show is D.J. Williams of Karl Denson’s Tiny UniverseDanny Mayer of the Eric Krasno BandSteveland Swatkins of Allen Stone‘s band, and Turkuaz’s pink-haired vocalist Sammi Garett. The Turkuaz Horns will also be on hand to complete one of the most badass horn sections we can imagine.

The Revivalists side project RumpleSTEELskin will open the night, while Brooklyn’s own The London Souls will perform a special super-late-night performance in The Den immediately following the Fu*k 2016 tribute set. Make no mistake, this is sure to be one of the biggest throwdowns during Jazz Fest!

Tickets for this special late-night performance are on sale NOW at this link!

SHOW INFO –
Artist: Fu*k 2016: A Tribute To Artists We Lost featuring members of Turkuaz and The Motet w/ Support from RumpleSTEELskin + The London Souls (late night in The Den)
Venue: Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130
Date: Sunday – April 30th, 2017
Price: $25adv / $35dos
Ages: 18+
Tickets: Click Here


Tuesday, May 2nd

Earth, Wind & Power / All Brothers Band / Organ Freeman – The Howlin’ Wolf

On Tuesday, May 2nd, The Nth Power will bring together a slew of special guests to re-create their epic tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire tribute known as “Earth, Wind & Power”. This show was a smash hit at Jazz Fest last year, and received rave reviews at this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive festival. It’s a euphoric tribute that dives deep into the catalog of Earth, Wind & Fire, as the band delivers deep cuts alongside some of the band’s mega-hits. The Nth Power has organized a ton of special guests for this show, with Rashawn Ross of Dave Matthews BandSkerikWeedie BraimahFarnell Newton, and Drew Sayers and Lyle Davinsky of The Motet all joining in on the fun.

Earth, Wind & Power will be joined by Oteil and Kofi Burbridge and Neal and Alan Evans, also known as the All Brothers Band. This is another band that made waves at Brooklyn Comes Alive, as well as up-and-coming funk act Organ Freeman. The Brothers collaborated for an EP earlier this year, though they’ve yet to present this project for public ears, but you can expect smooth layers of funk and jazz throughout the improv-heavy set. Oteil and Kofi will be playing double duty on this night, as both of them will also make appearances during Earth, Wind & Power’s headlining set.

The ambitious and aggressive funk of Organ Freeman will add to this powerhouse bill as the opening act. Organ Freeman is fueled by the trio of guitarist Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys and organist Trevor Steer, and should immediately be put on your radar if it isn’t already.

Additionally, a number of awesome musicians will gather in The Den to pay tribute to Allen Toussaint. The band, known as the “Allen Toussaint Jukebox,” will feature a full set of music from the prodigious songwriter’s illustrious career. The band will consist of Shira Elias and Michelangelo Carubba from TurkuazSasha Brown from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty BirdsJoe Tatton from The New Mastersounds, and Eric Vogel from the Nigel Hall Band.

Tickets for this special late-night performance go on-sale NOW at this link!

SHOW INFO –
Artist: Earth Wind & Power / All Brothers Band / Organ Freeman, w/ Allen Toussaint Jukebox (in The Den)
Venue: Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130
Date: Tuesday – May 2nd, 2017
Price: $27.50adv / $35dos
Ages: 21+
Tickets: Click Here


Wednesday, May 3rd

The Daze Between Band – One Eyed Jacks

The “Daze Between Band,” boasts an impressive lineup of players from across the musical spectrum. Guitar master Eric Krasno is on the bill, as is Dead & Company bassist Oteil BurbridgeWidespread Panic‘s Duane Trucks will be on drums, Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis will be on keys, and Scott Metzger will fill the second guitar slot, a role he currently occupies in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. When it comes to Jazz Fest, this is simply as good as it gets. The band will be joined by DJ Soul Sister, who will set the mood with an opening set. The band also expects a few surprise guests to join them throughout the evening.

See below for full info for this show with the “Daze Between Band” featuring Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Danny Louis, and Scott Metzger.

– SHOW INFO –
Artist: The Daze Between Band featuring Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Danny Louis & Scott Metzger
Venue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Price: $35adv / $40dos (purchase tickets here)
Time: Doors 11:00 PM / Show 12:00 AM (technically early AM 5/4)

Megawatt: Afro-Dub Soundclash – One Eyed Jacks

A few years ago, Luke Quaranta of Toubab Krewe decided that it was time to put the spotlight on West African music, and from that seed, JuJu Fest was born. JuJu Fest is a world music mini-festival-within-a-festival concept that takes place across the city of New Orleans during the ten days.

This year, one show in particular tops the bill with a killer lineup and an awesome theme. Raja Kassis, guitar player of modern Afrobeat legends Antibalas (and co-founder of JuJu Fest) reached out to Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights) and Josh Werner (Original Matisyahu band, Lee Scratch Perry, Wu-Tang Clan), two long time friends who all share a storied history playing Dub and Reggae music together, to create Megawatt: Afro-Dub Soundclash. This will certainly be an incredible night of dub, reggae and afro vibes that will hit The Maison on Wednesday, May 3rd. Joining them will be modern jazz/funk legend Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science), master percussionist Weedie Braimah, local sax hero Khris Royal, and trumpet master Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.  As if it couldn’t get any better, Megawatt will be fronted on vocals by none other than Bajah, a superstar in Sierra Leone affectionately know back home as the “Lyrical Bomber.” Bajah has been a frequent guest in years past of such acts as Break Science, Talib Kweli and The Roots, to name a few.

– SHOW INFO –
Artist: Megawatt feat. Raja Kassis, Luke Quaranta, Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Josh Werner, Weedie Braimah, Bajah, Khris Royal & Maurice “Mobetta” Brown
Venue: The Maison – 508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 (technically early AM May 4th)
Price: $20adv / $25dos
Tickets: Click Here
Time: Doors 12:30am / Show 1:00am


Sunday, May 7th

Zigaboo’s 19th Annual Funk Revue + Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder w/ Organ Freeman – The Howlin’ Wolf

On the final night of Jazz Fest, legendary drummer and co-founder of The Meters, Zigaboo Modeliste, will put on his 19th annual “Zigaboo’s Funk Revue” at the Howlin’ Wolf.  The show will bring together some of the best special guests that the Big Easy has to offer for a funk music extravaganza that has become a quintessential part of Jazz Fest.

Right after Zigaboo’s set, the powerhouse combination Adam Deitch, Eric “Benny” Bloom, and other musicians from the Lettuce family will come together once again for their special Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder tribute set. Making its third consecutive appearance at Jazz Fest, this awesome show will honor the classic catalogs of two of music’s most prodigious talents. The legendary Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder are artists whose music goes hand in hand with everything that the fest is about, namely music, celebration, and love.

Organ Freeman will also be performing a super-late-night set in The Den after MJ vs. Stevie finishes up.

Tickets for this special late-night performance are on sale NOW at this link!

SHOW INFO –
Artist: Zigaboo’s 19th Annual Funk Revue / MJ vs. Stevie Tribute / Organ Freeman
Venue: Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130
Date Sunday – May 7th, 2017
Price: $25adv / $35dos
Ages: 21+
Tickets: Click Here

See you in New Orleans!