Andy Frasco & The U.N. has announced a number of high-profile special guests for their late-night performance in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. The show, which will take place on Sunday, May 5th at the Frenchmen Street club, The Maison, will now feature Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Maurice Brown (Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals), Shamarr Allen (Galactic), Mike Dillon, and DJ Williams (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe).
Naturally, the guests Frasco has tapped for the late-night are all seasoned veterans of the live music circuit. Jason Hann is one of the most talented percussion players in the world. As a long-time member of the seminal jam band, the String Cheese Incident, Hann’s creativity and precision as a percussionist are both integral to the band’s sound. Similarly dynamic and wildly talented as a percussionist, NOLA local and Garage A Trois member Mike Dillon will also be on hand as a special guest.
Lyle Divinsky has cemented himself as one of the best and most reliable male vocalists in the live music community since joining The Motet in 2016. Maurice Brown is simply an incredible trumpet player. Currently on tour with Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Brown has previously toured with Tedeschi Trucks Band, as well as with a series of notable rappers and jazz musicians. Brown will play alongside fellow trumpet player, Galactic member and New Orleans native, Shamarr Allen. Allen has collaborated and toured with many iconic musicians, such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Harry Connick Jr., and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few.
Guitarist D.J. Williams is a secret weapon of sorts. Often flying under the radar, Williams is a wildly talented guitarist. After honing his craft for years as a member of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and now as a bandleader with his “Shots Fired” project, Williams has emerged as one of the most talented guitarists in live music today.
With all of these guests added to the show, Andy Frasco & The U.N. at The Maison just got a whole lot crazier. Tickets are already on sale via Eventbrite. For a full list of L4LM’s Jazz Fest late-night schedule, click here.