Special guests have been announced for J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation), the Jazz Fest late-night show set to take place at Frenchmen Street’s the Maison on Sunday, April 29th in New Orleans. The show, spearheaded by Brazilian Girls and David Byrne drummer Aaron Johnston, and featuring a formidable lineup that includes bassist Marc Brownstein of The Disco Biscuits, keyboardist Borahm Lee of Break Science and Pretty Lights Live Band, and tenor saxophonist Ryan Zoidis of Lettuce, will now include guest appearances by guitar virtuoso Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds and soulful vocalist Shira Elias of Turkuaz.

These new special guests promise to bring their own style and flavor to this unique New Orleans-version of J.E.D.I. Roberts is a seasoned Jazz Fest veteran and one of the go-to guitar players in today’s modern live music community. He has played numerous times with Brownstein, Zoidis, and Lee in his hometown of Denver, Colorado, and will be sure to fit right in as a result.

Elias has been making a name for herself as a versatile and passionate vocalist in recent years, performing with Turkuaz, as well as with Ivan Neville, and in a variety of super-jams across the country. Her addition to this lineup, along with Roberts and fellow special guest Eric “Benny” Bloom of Lettuce, cements J.E.D.I. as one of the can’t-miss late-night sets at this year’s New Orleans Jazz Festival.


The J.E.D.I show is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist Peter Levin back in 2017.

Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. We work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.

Band: J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) feat. Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls), Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Borahm Lee (Break Science / Pretty Lights Live Band), Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce) + special guest Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce), & Shira Elias (Turkuaz)
Date: Sunday, April 29th
Venue: Maison – 508 Frenchmen Street – New Orleans, LA 70116
Time: 9:30 pm Doors / 10:00pm Show
Tickets: GA – $25 / VIP – $55 (gains access to VIP balcony, private bar, and expedited entry into venue)

[Artwork courtesy of Jimmy Rector – Instagram @jimmyrector / FB – Accepted Perspective / Website – www.acceptedperspective.com]