BACKBEAT JAZZ FEST SERIES

THE BACKBEAT FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS INAUGURAL CONCERT SERIES

BACKBEAT JAZZ FEST SERIES
@ LOFT 523
4/27-5/7

BROTHERHOOD OF GROOVE, BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION, CQMD, DAVE GRIPPO, THERESA ANDERSSON, ADAM DEITCH PROJECT, ERIC KRASNO BAND, TRE HARDSON, KLEZMER ALLSTARS AND SO MUCH MORE


Big Sam

The Backbeat Foundation has proudly released the line up for its Backbeat Jazz Fest concert series. The concert series will begin with nightly performances on Thursday April 27th and conclude on Sunday May 7th. The majority of the shows included in this year's series will be held at Loft 523, (www.loft523.com) an intimate, and ideal venue to present both the traditional and contemporary music of New Orleans in a celebratory style unique to the downtown New Orleans area. In addition to the Loft 523 shows there will be a Frenchman Street Funk Fest held at Cafe Brasil.

After Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast last August, The Backbeat Fund quickly emerged on the scene to help keep the music and culture of New Orleans alive. The Fund was established to provide resources and support to musicians living and working in New Orleans and to help ensure that the musical community and legacy of New Orleans, as well as its cultural heritage is not lost. The first wave of the Backbeat Fund efforts has already helped dozens of New Orleans musicians and artists move back into the city, and assist with rebuilding their lives after the storm.

The Backbeat Foundation (www.backbeatfoundation.org), a Louisiana non-profit corporation, is the natural extension of the work started through the Fund. The expanded Backbeat mission will assist local musicians through the creation and support of musical and cultural programs and events oriented towards preserving and building upon our rich and unique heritage. The events of the Backbeat Jazz Fest Series will not only celebrate New Orleans, but also give back to the community by providing diverse, top-quality musical entertainment at a fair price. Presale tickets are now available for every show ranging from $10-$15, each featuring multiple bands and a laid back, hip hang out.

The first of the events to be held at Loft 523, located in the Central Business District of New Orleans at 523 Gravier Street will include Brotherhood of Groove featuring Dave Grippo and Big Sam's Funky. The first weekend continues with such shows as Jonathan Batiste Trio, New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, and Li'l Band 'O Gold, and more. Plus there will be a special performance by French funk freaks CQMD and Cuban rhythm masters Jose Conde y Ola Fresca . The diverse palette of shows will be presented between weekends including Eric Krasno Band, Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove, and a night of hip-hop with Adam Deitch Project and Tre Hardson of Pharcyde. The second weekend brings Theresa Andersson, Morning 40 Federation, CC Adcock and the Lafayette Marquis, Treme Brass Band and much more.

The Backbeat Jazz Fest Series will provide an opportunity for jazz fest goers to personally experience the magic of the music and the mystique of the traditions of New Orleans while supporting a worthy cause that is truly beneficial to all those involved. Please visit our web site at www.backbeatfoundation.org for complete details.

THURSDAY APRIL 27TH
BROTHERHOOD OF GROOVE WITH DAVE GRIPPO - 9:00 PM
BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION – MIDNIGHT
$12 IN ADVANCE $15 AT THE DOOR

FRIDAY APRIL 28TH
JONATHAN BATISTE TRIO – 10:00 PM
JOSE CONDE Y OLA FRESCA – MIDNIGHT
$12 IN ADVANCE, $15 AT THE DOOR

SATURDAY APRIL 29TH
N.O. KLEZMER ALLSTARS – 10:00 PM
CQMD (CEUX QUI MARCHENT DEBOUT)-MID
$12 IN ADVANCE $15 AT THE DOOR

SUNDAY APRIL 30TH
LIL' BAND O' GOLD – 9:00 PM
JAMIE MCLEAN BAND - MIDNIGHT
$15 IN ADVANCE $18 AT THE DOOR (BOTH SHOWS) • AFTER 12:00 - $10 (FOR JAMIE MCLEAN BAND)

TUESDAY MAY 2ND
KIRK JOSEPH'S BACKYARD GROOVE – 9 PM
$12 IN ADVANCE $15 AT THE DOOR

WEDNESDAY MAY 3RD
BACKSTREET BRASS BAND FEATURING CHARLES JOSEPH – 9:00 PM
BROTHERHOOD OF GROOVE W/ ERIC KRASNO AND BIG SAM – 10:30 PM
$10 IN ADVANCE $12 AT THE DOOR

THURSDAY MAY 4TH
"SLIM KID TRE" FROM PHARCYDE – 10:00 PM
ADAM DEITCH PROJECT – MIDNIGHT
$12 IN ADVANCE AND $15 AT THE DOOR

THURDAY MAY 4TH @ CAFE BRAZIL
FRENCHMAN ST. FUNK FEST
ERIC KRASNO BAND
BROTHERHOOD OF GROOVE
AND MUCH MORE TBA
$10 IN ADVANCE $12 AT THE DOOR

FRIDAY MAY 5TH
C.C. ADCOCK & THE LAFAYETTE MARQUIS – 10:00 PM – MIDNIGHT
$12 IN ADVANCE $15 AT THE DOOR

SATURDAY MAY 6TH
THERESA ANDERSSON GROUP – 10:00 PM
KIRK JOSEPH'S BACKYARD GROOVE - MIDNIGHT
$12 IN ADVANCE $15 AT THE DOOR

SUNDAY MAY 7TH
FINAL FINALE PARTY
TREME BRASS BAND – 9:00 PM
BROTHERHOOD OF GROOVE – 10:30 PM
BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION – MIDNIGHT
$10 IN ADVANCE $12 AT THE DOOR

[Published on: 4/7/06]

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dcpruyn starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/7/2006 09:33PM
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dcpruyn

Jonathan Batiste will blow your mind on piano...virtuoso--from NOCCA to Julliard, this young cat's the real deal ! from a long family history of serious musicians. Don't miss out. dave i'm displaced from New Orleans, but Proud to spread the Spirit, won't be at the Fairgrounds this year, but in spirit no doubt.

Brantarr starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/10/2006 07:10PM
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this concert series is going to be cool, really new concept for jazz fest, and its all non profit, and totaly fair prices.....

Ching Tue 4/11/2006 07:28PM
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This is gonna be SICK SICK SICK....COme out and put some $$$ back in the needed pockets of these NOLA musicians who have lost some things if not everything....Great MUSIC and BETTER cause

surlybuf Mon 4/17/2006 01:07PM
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Blinko and its free ringtones is a scam. Don't get caught.