Jimmy Bruno

Jimmy Bruno

January 21, 2019  /  7:30pm

“Bruno… Maaaan!”—George Benson

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Nat Reeves

February 25, 2019  /  7:30pm

Jimmy Bruno, born July 22, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a master jazz guitarist and jazz educator. One of the most critically acclaimed jazz guitarists performing today, Jimmy Bruno came to prominence as a jazz musician in the 1990’s, after a successful twenty-year career as a sought-after commercial guitarist and session musician.



Steve Masakowski

March 11, 2019  /  7:30pm

Steve Masakowski has long been regarded as one of the top Jazz artists from New Orleans. Born and raised in New Orleans, Steve Masakowski has played guitar with most of the city’s greatest musicians including Alvin “Red” Tyler, Ellis Marsalis, Danny Barker, Earl Turbinton, and James Black. He has also performed with Grammy Award-winning artists Bobby McFerrin, Nicholas Payton, Allen Toussaint, Dianne Reeves and others at major festivals around the world.


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Michael Pellera

April 8, 2019  /  7:30pm

"As warm as a summer breeze off of the Gulf Coast, this ravishing recording by New Orleans pianist Michael Pellera addresses the listener gently and with sweet persuasiveness...”-Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune


David Gilmore

David Gilmore

May 13, 2019  /  7:30pm

David Gilmore has recorded and performed with many of today’s most influential modern artists. He has worked with Wayne Shorter (appearing on Mr. Shorter’s Grammy Award winning album, High Life(Verve)), Dave Douglas, Muhal Richard Abrams, Sam Rivers, Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Randy Brecker, David Sanborn, Ron Blake, Carolyn Leonhart and Christian McBride, among many others.


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Tony DaGradi

June 10, 2019  /  7:30pm

Internationally recognized jazz performer, artist, composer, author and educator!


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Julian Labro

July 8, 2019  /  7:30pm

“The next accordion star…a triple threat: brilliant technician, poetic melodist and cunning arranger”–Chicago Tribune



John Cowherd

August 12, 2019  /  7:30pm

Although Mercy is Jon Cowherd’s first album under his own name, the esteemed pianist/composer/arranger/producer is already firmly established as one of the jazz world’s most accomplished, expressive and in-demand young musicians.The Kentucky-raised, New Orleans-schooled, New York-based Cowherd is best known for his long-running partnership with drummer/bandleader Brian Blade, with whom he co-founded the Brian Blade Fellowship, whose acclaimed, influential albums showcase Cowherd’s stellar keyboard work and singular compositional skills. When not recording and touring with the Fellowship, Cowherd has worked extensively with a broad array of players and singers from the jazz, pop and rock worlds.


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Derek Douget

September 9, 2019  /  7:30pm

"Derek Douget finely mixes his Louisiana upbringing with his strong individualism and idiosyncratic voice."-AFO Foundation


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Steve Herberman

October 14, 2019  /  7:30pm

"Steve Herberman is an exceptional guitarist..."Ideals" is a delight, artfully played and quietly triumphant."- Robert Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine


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Johnny Vidacovich

November 11, 2019  /  7:30pm

"Drawing on the musical heritage of New Orleans, Johnny Vidacovich has become one of the best drummers in a city known for its drummers.”-DrummerWorld Magazine