7th Annual Backbeat Jazz Fest Series Announces Initial Lineup

7th Annual Backbeat Jazz Fest Series Announces Initial Lineup

George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners To Play 2 Shows During Backbeat's 2012 Jazz Fest Series

BACKBEAT Jazzfest Series 2012
April 26th – May 6th, 2012

CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS ** GEORGE PORTER JR. & RUNNIN PARDNERS ** SOULIVE ** BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION ** TAB BENOIT ** THERESA ANDERSSON ** ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD ** IVAN NEVILLE’S PIANO SESSIONS VOL. 2 ** DEBO BAND ** STOOGES BRASS BAND ** SLAVIC SOUL PARTY! ** MASHUP: feat. IKE STUBBLEFIELD, TERENCE HIGGINS, GRANT GREEN JR./ **CYRIL NEVILLE’S: NEVILLUTION ** PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP ** DR. KLAW feat. ERIC KRASNO, ADAM DEITCH, NICK DANIELS, IAN NEVILLE ** MIKE DILLON BAND & YOJIMBO ** FUNKY BUTT REVISITED ** HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND ** BROTHER JOSEPHUS & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra ** MIA BORDERS ** FLOW TRIBE ** Many more TBA…stay tuned!

Backbeat Foundation began its Backbeat Jazz Fest Series in 2006, crossing our fingers and hoping that the music lovers who annually descend upon our city would not let Hurricane Katrina silence the music, passion and kinetic energy of the night. The fans did not disappoint and now 7 years later we continue to celebrate the MUSIC.

Many of you have followed us from our humble beginnings and inaugural series on Gravier St., to the legendary Café Brazil, the veritable 3 ring circus at Colton and the mysterious Temple. In 2012 the Backbeat Jazzfest Series will once again traverse the town with shows at The Temple, Tipitina’s French Quarter, , and the new Café Istanbul. The line up will take you on a musical globetrot always returning to the roots of New Orleans. Backbeat strives to create not just concerts but happenings, encouraging new collaborations on stage and helping to create unique experiences for our supporters and the musicians alike.

Tickets: Tickets for all shows are available online at www.backbeatfoundation.org

Venues:
The Temple – 619 Carondelet Street
Tipitina’s French Quarter – 233 N. Peters Street
Blue Nile – 532 Frenchmen Street
Café Istanbul – 2372 St. Claude Avenue
12 Bar - 608 Fulton Street

The Backbeat Jazzfest Series continues to support the Let’s Be Totally Clear initiative and is smoke-free.

INITIAL LINE UP

Will Play @ The Temple on Friday, April 27th

Friday April 27th: Carolina Chocolate Drops @ The Temple – 10 p.m. (TICKETS)

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George Porter Jr. & Runnin Pardners (TWO SHOWS)
Friday, April 27th @ The Temple – 1 a.m.
Friday May 4th @ Tipitina’s French Quarter – 1 a.m.

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Friday, April 27th: Debo Band, Slavic Soul Party! and Stooges Brass Band @ Blue Nile (Balcony Room) – 10 p.m.

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Saturday April 28th: @ (Blue Nile Balcony Room) – 10 p.m.
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Saturday April 28th: plus other special guests with @ Tipitina’s French Quarter – 10 p.m.

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Wednesday May 2nd: Ivan Neville’s Piano Sessions: Vol. 2 @ Blue Nile – Special Early Show – 8 p.m.

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Wednesday May 2nd: plus Special Guests @ Blue Nile – 11 p.m.

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Thursday May 3rd: Cyril Neville’s : Nevillution @ Blue Nile – 10 p.m.

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Thursday May 3rd: Honey Island Swamp Band @ Blue Nile – 1 a.m.

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Friday May 4th: Soulive @ The Temple – 10 p.m.

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Friday May 4th: plus very special guests @ Tipitina’s French Quarter – 10 p.m.

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Friday May 4th: MASHUP: feat. Ike Stubblefield, Terence Higgins, Grant Green Jr. plus special guests with Pedrito Martinez Group @ Blue Nile – 10 p.m.

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Friday May 4th: Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ Blue Nile – 1 a.m.

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Friday May 4th: Brother Jocephus & The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra @ Blue Nile (Balcony Room) – 10 p.m.

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Friday May 4th: & Yojimbo – Blue Nile (Balcony Room) – 1 a.m.

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Saturday May 5th: Theresa Andersson @ Tipitina’s French Quarter – 10 p.m.

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Saturday May 5th: Dr. Klaw @ Blue Nile – 10 p.m.

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Funky Butt Revisited (TWO SHOWS)
Sunday, April 29: Big Sam Williams, Calvin Turner, Nikki Glaspie, Will Bernard, Topaz, plus more @ Café Istanbul – 10 p.m.
Sunday May 6th: Big Sam Williams, Terence Higgings, Nigel Hall, Doug Wimbish, Roosevelt Collier, plus more @ Blue Nile – 10 p.m.

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“IT’S ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE MUSIC”

March 7, 2012 |  by  |  Festivals, Jazz Fest, Previews
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