Admission is $10 at the door (No advance tickets sold)
Arrive early to secure the best seat
We do not sell out shows
Beverages available by donation
Souvenir merchandise available
Food for purchase next door (by ladies of First Free Mission Baptist Church)
Sit inside or bring chairs to sit outside
Children welcome, no pets, no ice chests
Kenny Neal & Henry GraySaturday, March 4, 6:30-9 pm
Known for his amazing guitar work & impressive vocals, Kenny Neal is a second-generation southern bluesman, playing in the unique “swamp blues” style. Starting at a young age in his father’s band, he began playing bass at 17 for Buddy Guy and has enjoyed a busy career over the years that has included numerous CDs, a Broadway run & collaborations with fellow blues musicians worldwide. A living legend in the Blues world in his early 90’s Henry Grey is one of the last remaining creators of the postwar Chicago Blues of the late 40s and early 50s. As a Grammy Award nominee he’s worked with the likes of Ray Charles, Howlin’ Wolf, Mick Jagger, Dr. John in an impressive career that has spanned almost seven decades.
Shotgun Jazz BandSaturday, March 18, 6:30-9 pm
Emphasizing old New Orleans style ensemble playing, a stomping rhythm section, and a genuine love of the hot, bluesy, no-frills melodies Shotgun Jazz Band makes music that is both immediate in its influences and timeless in its appeal. Starting out as a street performing duo, husband and wife team Marla & John Dixon playing Billie & De De Pierce & Kid Thomas Valentine they mastered their unique approach and gained a very devoted following. Several years & albums later they continue to share their love of the music with the world.
Tuba SkinnySaturday, April 1, 6:30-9 pm
Known for their unique repertoire of early jazz and blues music from the twenties and thirties, Tuba Skinny’s fresh style successfully blends the rich music history of New Orleans. Since forming in 2009, the band has developed a popular following worldwide thanks to their lively performances on streets and stages across the globe.
Smoking Time Jazz ClubSaturday, April 22, 5-6:30 pm
Based in traditional jazz and reviving the music of the 20’s & 30’s, the Smoking Time Jazz Club is a favorite of swing dancers & jazz lovers. Lead by the incredible vocal of Sarah Peterson this energetic band is known for playing Jelly Roll Morton and favorites by Louis Armstrong.
Tim LaughlinSaturday, April 22, 7-9 pm
Clarinetist Tim Laughlin started his professional music career at age 15 after becoming hooked on jazz after hearing it on the radio. Born & raised in New Orleans he’s been paired with some of the greats of jazz and has spent decades touring the world. As one of the leading clarinetist in New Orleans, Tim’s impressive career includes performances at Carnegie Hall, and other venues worldwide. His unique sound has been described as a classic style with many contemporary influences.
Phil deGruy & Emily RobertsonSaturday, May 13, 6-7 pm
As an unique and innovative instrumentalists from New Orleans, Phil deGruy’s creativity is brilliantly shown from his one-of-a-kind guitar - the guitarp. Phil’s able to take his favorite harmonies and use them to transcend his modern guitar in a way that is unlike any other musician. Emily Robertson is a revered New Orleans vocalist with a fun & energetic take on the music.
Roamin JasmineSaturday, May 13, 7:30-9 pm
This dynamic six piece swinging jazz ensemble explores 1920’s era speakeasy blues, vintage Calypso from Trindad and 1950’s New Orleans R&B, as well as their own original compositions. Their traditional instrumentation reminds everyone that the music of Louisiana is alive and well for a whole new generation.
Hot Club of New OrleansSaturday, May 27, 6:30-9 pm
As masters of the swing era, playing the music from Duke Ellington, Grappelli & Djano Reinhardt this laid-back yet exuberant group delivers a hot sound with unusual instrumentation that transcends time. These players are revered as making the music their own and infusing it with their own modern sensibilities.