Here’s a quick plug for The Jazz Gallery Summer Pass. It’s just $60 and gets you either a seat in person or a free streaming pass for all shows in July and August 2023.
Not only is this a great deal (streaming passes are usually $20 per show) but the list of shows and musicians is pretty exciting. I’ll just list a handful of the drummers you’ll be able to check out: Dan Weiss, Brian Blade, JK Kim, Miguel Russell, Adam Cruz, Nasheet Waits, Kayvon Gordon, Jimmy Macbride, and many others.
Don’t miss out on this deal.
This is NOT a sponsored post. I’m just really excited about Jazz Gallery’s summer programming.
Here’s a quick post to give a heads up about a couple of things I’m especially excited about this weekend.
The Bill Charlap Trio is streaming from Smoke both Friday and Saturday nights! This means we’ll get up close with the great Kenny Washington. Get your tickets here.
On Saturday, it’s time to swing with Joe Farnsworth. He’s presenting an online master class in the afternoon. You can sign up and find more info here.
If you can’t make it or if you simply missed Quincy Davis’ interview with Joe, you can find that on Instagram. Quincy has been killing it lately with his Drummer 2 Drummer series and I can barely keep up. So much good stuff over there!
Feed the Second Line
If after all of this you still have money left, please consider donating to Feed the Second Line. They’re doing important work in New Orleans to make sure that the musicians are fed and supported during this time of very limited work.
Two years ago I had the pleasure of being in New Orleans on King’s Day for the king cake kick-off and saw Herlin Riley live at Bywater Bakery‘s block party. It was an unforgettable experience.
This year they held the event virtually and it was great! I was so glad to get a taste of New Orleans all the way up at the north end of the Mississippi river.
Featured Performers included:
Leyla McCella, John Boutte, Charmane Neville, and a Super Group comprised of: Herlin Riley, Oscar Rosignolli, Corey Henry, Wendell Brunious, Wes “Warm Daddy” Anderson, Detroit Brooks, and Chris Severen.