Archive for February 23, 2016

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Gerald Veasley’s musical odyssey has taken him to the top of the contemporary music world as a bassist, bandleader, composer, producer and educator. He has recorded and/or performed with many of the world’s top performers in many genres of music such as the late, great Grover Washington Jr., Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Special EFX, Gerald Levert, Teddy Pendergrass, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Will Downing and Pat Martino. When not collaborating with notable artists, Gerald tours and records with his band. Beyond that he is on the faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he is founder and artistic director of Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp and he is currently curator of the “Unscripted Jazz Series” with special guests such as Kirk Whalum, Raul Midón and Gerald Albright. At the moment, he is also working on two projects, “The Purple House” and songs from his musical ties to Philadelphia. Gerald’s performance as a bassist has been top shelf and whatever he does, he always brings a joyous, polished professionalism to the process of making music.

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The 10-day New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival features 100+ musicians of all genres.

Janelle Monáe, Gov’t Mule, Michael McDonald, Grace Potter, The Subdudes, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Donald Harrison Jr., Geri Allen: The Erroll Garner Jazz Project, Cowboy Mouth, Christian Scott, The Black Lillies, Walter Trout, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, New Orleans Classic Recording Divas featuring The Dixie Cups, Wanda Rouzan, and Jean Knight, Hot 8 Brass Band, Flow Tribe, The Anointed Jackson Sisters, Jason Marsalis, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Bria Skonberg, Talla Walla Vibrations of Belize, Eric Lindell, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart’s Muscle Theory, Shannon Powell presents a Tribute to Smokey Johnson, Matt Lemmler presents “The Music of Stevie Wonder” featuring Brian Blade, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band,Shades of Praise, Zulu Gospel Male Ensemble, The Deslondes, Baby Bee, The Topcats, Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra, Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys, New Wave Brass Band, Panorama Jazz Band, Betty Winn & One A-Chord, Real Untouchable Brass Band, We Are One Social Aid & Pleasure Club, New Generation Social Aid & Pleasure Club, The Perfect Gentlemen Social Aid & Pleasure Club, The Caesar Brothers Funkbox, La Tran-K Band, Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians, Guitar Masters featuring John Rankin, Jimmy Robinson, and Cranston Clements, Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders with Butch Thompson, Golden Sioux Mardi Gras Indians, Wild Apaches Mardi Gras Indians, Black Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians, Driskill Mountain Boys, Vishtèn of Canada, Native Nations Intertribal, Patrice Fisher & Arpa with guest Javier Cabrera of Mexico, New Orleans Gospel Soul Children and many more.

Smooth Jazz highlights are Chris Botti and Trombone Shorty on Sunday, May 01, 2016

Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119