It was nice enough for journalist Larry Blumenfeld to check out the newest Clarinet Road CD, but extremely flattering for him to take the time to write this piece for Jazziz Magazine.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Whisper of a Shadow: Homage to Louis Moreau Gottschalk Fisher Center @ Bard College, Presented by Catskill Jazz Factory
French composer, musicologist and trumpet-man Yohan Giaume examines the oeuvre of New Orleans pianist, Louis Moreau Gottschalk. This special concert features new compositions and arrangements by Giaume with a string quartet led by Ruben Kodheli.
Our rhythm section will feature Adam Birnbaum, Roland Guerin and Lawrence Leathers
Little Gem Saloon – 9th Annual International Jam Session
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
For our visiting musician friends, who hail from all over the world to commune with New Orleans musicians during the French Quarter Festival, I have made a post-festival jam session. This tradition, in its 9th year, has hosted players from Japan, Sweden, Italy, France, the Czech Republic, U.K., Russia and Denmark all on the same stage. Our friends at the Little Gem Saloon are opening just for us to continue this tradition.
I’ll start the evening with Joe Ashlar, Kerry Lewis & Shannon Powell downstairs in the Gem starting at 7pm, and I’ll buy a drink or two for participating musicians.[ The Little Gem Saloon is at 445 S Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112]
Since 2008, I’ve always done a night at Snug Harbor during French Quarter Festival weekend. This year, Clarinet Road takes the Saturday, which I am very excited to acknowledge, is the birthday of my featured drummer, the King of Tremé himself, Shannon Powell. Also with me is the great pianist Ehud Asherie. This master of stride piano has his own unique take on music by piano masters including Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, and many others. On bass is A-lister, Kerry Lewis.
It’s the usual drill at Snug: Two shows, 8pm & 10pm, reservations online here or by calling the club during business hours. (504) 949-0696
Friday, April 7, 2017 (7pm-9:30pm)
I am honored to have stride-piano virtuoso Ehud Asherie in town for the week of the 2017 French Quarter Festival. Yes, we will be at the FQF on Thursday,and yes, we will be at Snug Harbor on Saturday. However, I happen to know that there are a handful of folks who are unsure if they want to brave those crowds. So… Good news! one of my Uptown friends is hosting a salon on Friday night, April 7 at 7pm.
Light food and wine will be available between the two sets, but seating is extremely limited (40 seats).
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (7pm-10pm)
A Mid-City “House Concert” at the Silky Satin Lounge
$20 suggested donation. BYOB. Light food provided, and shared dishes are welcome. Please do not post on social media.
DONATION AT DOOR. The Silky Satin Lounge is located at 625 Hagan (Bayou St John, one block from Parkway Bakery)