MARQUEE EVENT- Astral Project 5/10/2019

May10 Master drummer John Vidacovich continues to direct the rhythmic ebb and flow of the music as only he can. A brilliant soloist and highly sensitive accompanist, he plays with a command of dynamics, distinctive melodic accents and effervescent swing. On bass, James Singleton is a conduit of pure energy. His solid rhythmic concept and…

Nutria 4/19/2019

APR19 Nutria performs genre-bending contemporary jazz compositions with an emphasis on collective improvisation. Their music creatively explores jazz, chamber music and traditional music of the African diaspora and Eastern Europe. These influences are eloquently expressed through the New Orleans jazz and groove traditions that are an essential part of their musical lineage. Nutria has toured…

Seth Finch Trio 4/12/2019

APR12 Presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge & Chorum HallPianist, Seth Finch, is a junior at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. Seth toured Europe as part of the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) for Jazz at Carnegie Hall. Led by jazz trumpeter, Sean Jones, Seth and 21 talented young musicians from around the…

MARQUEE EVENT- Jasen Weaver Sextet 4/5/2019

APR5 Jasen is a graduate of the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) as well as the University of New Orleans. While in high school he was a member of the Tipitina’s Internship Program under the tutelage of the great Donald Harrison, whose band he joined years later. Jasen has toured in Europe,…

Extended Trio 3/29/2019

MAR29 The group’s debut LP from the spring of 2017, released on Breakfast-4-Dinner records, has received praise for its distinctive compositions and dynamic group interplay. As stated by Geraldine Wycliffe from Offbeat Magazine, “these three musicians sound as if they were destined to play with each other. Their interactions, improvisations and the seamless way their…