Satisfied Productions Presents

An All Night Live Music Extravaganza during New Orleans Jazz Fest 2006!

On Friday, May 5th at the Howlin' Wolf we will celebrate the perseverance of New Orleans musicians by bringing together some of the city's finest artists and bands for what promises to be a spectacular night of magical music and healing. Please join us for one of the most legendary night shows during Jazz Fest!

Photo by Armand "Sheik" Richardson

Proceeds to Benefit The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic, A non-profit organization with a worthy mission, "To sustain Louisiana's musicians in mind, body and spirit by developing access to primary care and preventative health services and by addressing the health care needs of the musicians and their families."

Find out more and donate directly to this great organization!

We will not be clearing the room at any time. The Bayou Rendezvous will go past sunrise!

Friday, May 5, 2006
Howlin' Wolf - New Orleans, LA
9 p.m. – Sunrise, 8 p.m. Doors

Tickets: $20


The New Orleans All-Stars (12 midnight)
George Porter Jr., Johnny Vidacovich, Ivan Neville, Theresa Andersson & Shane Theriot
Papa Grows Funk (2 a.m.)
Papa Mali & Friends (10:30pm)
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & Kirk Joseph
Vinyl (4 a.m.)
Big Sam's Funky Nation (9 p.m.)
& Surprise Special Guests throughout the night!

Venue Information (New and Improved Location!)

2006 Bayou Rendezvous Artist Bios

A Jazz Fest home team made up of some of the finest local musicians in New Orleans (and the world). Forming the tightest rhythm section around are New Orleans' funk originator, George Porter Jr. (The Meters) on the bass and his bandmate on the drums from The Trio & MVVP, Johnny Vidacovich (Astral Project, Robert Walter's SHO). Rounding out the All-Star lineup are Ivan Neville on keys/vocals (Neville Brothers), the beautifully talented Theresa Andersson on vocals/violin and Shane Theriot on guitar (Neville Brothers, The Grease Factor). This lineup first came together in 2004's event and the music they created was so completely epic that they've been back every year since!

Just imagine the chops it takes to be voted the funkiest act in the world's funkiest town. Out of the sweat-drenched, hard-partying, all-night mayhem of New Orleans comes Papa Grows Funk, winners of Offbeat Magazine's Funkiest Band award for two years running. PGF is led by John "Papa" Gros on the keys, guitarist June Yamagishi, saxophonist Jason Mingledorff, bassist Marc Pero and drummer Jeffrey "Jellybean" Alexander. All the requisite ingredients for an ear-tickling musical gumbo are here: steaming Hammond, chinky guitar, wailing sax, and, of course, a rhythm section heavy enough to keep you anchored to the dance floor. Following in the footsteps of the legendary Meters, PGF keeps its music unbelievably tight and its beats syncopated but greases it up with loose, jazzy improvisation. -Jonathan Zwickel - Offbeat

Malcolm Welbourne's personification as "Papa Mali" is a salute to his home territory of north Louisiana. Malcolm was born in Mississippi and raised in Shreveport, where absorbing the blues along Bayou Pierre was just as much a matter of course as chasing the mosquito fogging truck with friends -- and equally intoxicating. He spent his summers with grandparents in New Orleans digging that city's rhythm (and blues) and after hearing the Wild Tchoupitoulas and the Meters on the streets of New Orleans at age eleven, he developed an early and ongoing attachment to Crescent City funk. It was Burning Spear's band that gave Malcolm the nickname "Papa Mali" years ago while touring with Spear and the Killer Bees.
One of New Orleans' most legendary Mardi Gras Indians and subject of this year's Congo Square poster along with Sousafunk King, KIRK JOSEPH, Dirty Dozen Brass Band founder and Master of the Sousaphone, will both be joining Papa Mali at this year’s Bayou Rendezvous to create even more magic!

Vinyl blends old-school funk, Latin percussion, reggae and R&B into signature instrumental grooves. Their live shows are notoriously high energy dance parties that unite fans of many musical styles. Originating in the San Francisco Bay Area over ten years ago, Vinyl has become as tight a seven-piece ensemble as can be found in today's music scene. Vinyl's instrumentation includes the mighty Hammond organ, piano, guitar, sax, trumpet, flute, harmonica, congas, timbales, bass, and drums. This broad array of sounds enables Vinyl to explore Latin rhythms with authenticity, lay down their unique brand of reggae and dub, and drive it all home with booty-shaking, full-figured funk. Vinyl received a "Wammie" award for Best International Band from San Francisco's SF Weekly and was voted one of the top 25 bands in the country by a nationwide poll. For many years running, Vinyl has played legendary sunrise sets in New Orleans during Jazz Fest and this year they promise to bring the heat once again.

Presiding over his Funky Nation is Big Sam, formerly the trombonist for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, who blows the funk out of his trombone and refuses to let the audience sit still. Between solos and trombone riffs, Big Sam second-lines (a uniquely New Orleans style of street-dance) and gets the crowd going both in movement and in replies to his call-and-response MC-style. A talented group of jazz-trained musicians makes up the Funky Nation, bringing with them the improv-style associated with jazz and the horn-heavy front section that's the hallmark of big band funk. Theirs, and Big Sam's, exuberant dancing and playing, afford them a rare opportunity to let loose. Big Sam's Funky Nation has undeniable personality, as well as masterful chops.

Last year's event continued the tradition of bringing together some of the finest New Orleans musicians together with some of top west coast and south east artists. Once again the New Orleans All-Stars left the crowd in awe, as did the Eric McFadden Trio, Col. Bruce Hampton & The Codetalkers with Jimmy Herring and Michael Ray, The Grease Factor, Little Hercules, and a memorable Cecil "P-Nut" Daniels and Friends set that featured Dale Fanning, Wally Ingram, James Whiton, CR Gruver and a guitar onslaught from Eenor, John Michael Rouchell, Adam Stern and Eric McFadden.

In 2004, The Bayou Rendezvous brought together the founding members of the Aquarium Rescue Unit: Col. Bruce Hampton (ret.), Jeff "Apt. Q258" Sipe, Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge & Count M'Butu. The legendary group came together under the moniker The Zambi All-Stars, and played a blistering surprise set where they were also joined by legends: Johnny Neel, Susan Tedeschi, Rev. Jeff Mosier, David Blackmon & Bryan Lopes. The New Orleans All-Stars also made their first appearance in 2004 along with the Grease Factor, The Codetalkers and The Ear Reverents.

In 2003, some of the finest musicians from both coasts showcased the emerging sounds from both sides of the US as the East and West Coast All-Stars. Featured artists included the first pairing of Skerik & Mike Dillon with Benevento & Russo and also Robert Walter, DJ Logic, Eric Krasno, Fareed Haque, Kai Eckhardt, Jessica Lurie and many more.

The Bayou Rendezvous has quickly grown into one of the most memorable and unique night shows during Jazz Fest and is not to be missed!
[Published on: 4/25/06]

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whoknowswhy Wed 4/26/2006 11:43AM
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People will post whining about jamband this and mainstream that but this gets nothing? Sad

This is great the music part not the not comment part. I wish I could've made it back down for this years. I wont miss it again

ElectricLady420 starstarstarstarstar Sun 4/30/2006 03:49PM
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woooo! this one looks like a definite to me. totally can't miss it!

Adam4man Mon 5/7/2007 07:48PM
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this night was probably one of the most spectacular nights of my life.