The music of Steely Dan will fill the late-night air in New Orleans when a thirteen-person band featuring members of The Motet, Lotus, Ghost-Note/Snarky Puppy, The Nth Power, and more comes together for a special tribute show at The Howlin’ Wolf on Thursday, May 5th at 2:00 a.m. (technically early morning 5/6) [get tickets].
Following a wildly-successful performance at the 2018 edition of Brooklyn Comes Alive and a sold-out late-night show during Jazz Fest 2019, this Steely Dan tribute was initially slated to coincide with the 2020 edition of Jazz Fest in New Orleans. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is due to return this spring after rolling through various postponements in 2020 and 2021, and Live For Live Music‘s rescheduled Steely Dan tribute will once again coincide with the start of the event’s second weekend. All tickets purchased for the postponed dates will be honored at the May 5th show.
Led by the talented Joey Porter, the funky keyboardist for The Motet, the band will also feature Tim Palmieri, the powerhouse guitarist who recently signed on with Lotus. They’ll team up with The Nth Power bassist Nate Edgar, Snarky Puppy/Ghost-Note percussionist Nate Werth, and incomparable vocalist Lyle Divinsky (formerly of The Motet).
The band will also feature seven former members of Turkuaz including Greg Sanderson (alto sax), Chris Brouwers (trumpet), and Josh Schwartz (baritone sax)—better known as The Horn Section—as well as drummer Michelangelo Carubba (Death Kings), guitarist/keyboardist Craig Brodhead, and singers Sammi Garett and Shira Elias.
Tickets for Live For Live Music’s Steely Dan tribute in New Orleans during Jazz Fest at The Howlin’ Wolf on May 5th, 2022 are on sale now. RSVP to the Facebook event page for more updates and scroll down for full show details.
This show joins a growing list of Live For Live Music late-night shows during Jazz Fest. Other previously announced shows include Poppa Funk & The Night Tripper: A Tribute to Art Neville and Dr. John with Trouble No More (Saturday, May 7th, at The Fillmore New Orleans); The Daze Between Band featuring members of Lettuce, The Meters, Trey Anastasio Band, and more (Wednesday, May 4th at Tipitina’s); and Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel (Sunday, May 1st at The Howlin’ Wolf). Follow Live For Live Music on social media for more exciting Fest by Nite announcements in the coming weeks.
Show: Live For Live Music Presents: Steely Dan Tribute w/ members of The Motet, Lotus, Ghost-Note, The Nth Power & More
Band: Joey Porter (keys, The Motet), Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Tim Palmieri (guitar, Lotus), Nate Edgar (bass, The Nth Power), Michelangelo Carubba (drums, Death Kings/formerly Turkuaz), Craig Brodhead (guitar, formerly Turkuaz), Shira Elias (vocals, formerly Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (vocals, formerly Turkuaz), Josh Schwartz (bari sax, The Horn Section/formerly Turkauz), Greg Sanderson (sax, The Horn Section/formerly Turkuaz), Chris Brouwers (trumpet, The Horn Section/formerly Turkuaz), Nate Werth (percussion, Snarky Puppy/Ghost-Note)
Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2022 (technically early a.m. May 6th)
Venue: The Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA, 70130
Doors: 1:00 a.m. / Show: 2:00 a.m.
Tickets: GA advance $35 / Day of Show $40