Live For Live Music and Denver’s Cervantes’ are excited to bring our serial super jam, The Funk Sessions, to New Orleans for a special performance during the “daze between” Jazz Fest weekends on Tuesday, April 28th at Maison [BUY TICKETS HERE].

While The Funk Sessions (which typically take place at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO) feature a rotating cast of musicians, we decided to reprise one of our favorite past lineups for the second-ever New Orleans edition of The Funk Sessions.

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Just like the post-Phish, August 2019 edition of the concert series—which was appropriately billed as “The Phunk Sessions“—this New Orleans Funk Session will feature bassist and local legend George Porter Jr. (The Meters), organ master Robert Walter (Mike Gordon/20th Congress/Greyboy Allstars), Turkuaz members Michelangelo Carubba (drums), Craig Brodhead (guitar), and Shira Elias (vocals), and The Motet members Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Drew Sayers (sax), and Parris Fleming (trumpet).

Back in August, this funky crew kept Denver dancing late into the night with renditions of funk and soul classics by The Jones GirlsParliamentThe JBsAretha FranklinRick James, and more. The biggest surprise of that night, however, came when Phish bassist Mike Gordon made his way from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park over to Cervantes’ to jump in on a rendition of Little Feat‘s “Spanish Moon”. With so many talented artists milling around New Orleans during Jazz Fest, we wouldn’t be surprised if some surprise guests popped in on The Funk Sessions once again this time around.

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Below, get ready for the Funk Sessions during Jazz Fest with a full video of this badass lineup’s first show in Denver this past summer featuring a surprise sit-in by Phish’s Mike Gordon. You can also check out a gallery of photos from the August performance courtesy of photographer Charla Harvey.

The Phunk Sessions ft. George Porter Jr., Robert Walter, Members of Turkuaz & The Motet w/ Mike Gordon – 8/30/19 – Full Video [Pro-Shot]

[Video: Ninja Video]

Tickets for The Funk Sessions in New Orleans on Tuesday, April 28th are on sale NOW via Eventbrite. See below for full show information and follow the Facebook Event page for more updates.

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Show: The Funk Sessions
Band: George Porter Jr., Robert Walter, Michelangelo Carubba, Craig Brodhead, Shira Elias, Lyle Divinsky, Drew Sayers, Parris Fleming
Venue: Maison – 508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA
Date: Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
Doors: 10:00 PM
Tickets: $25 GA / $55 VIP