Music In Homes: Mardi Gras Celebration! Alvin Waddles Fats Waller Review
Alvin Waddles, piano/vocals • John Douglas, trumpet
Marion Hayden, bass • Djallo Djakate, drums
An evening of rich jazz history comes alive when pianist/vocalist Alvin Waddles plays the music of stride and ragtime legends Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and other greats. Widely popular for his central roles in Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Too Hot to Handel, Waddles will be tickling the ivories along with his dynamic ensemble featuring Marion Hayden on bass, trumpeter John Douglas, and percussionist Djallo Djakate.
The concert includes a delicious creole-style meal with favorites such as jambalaya, red beans, rice and corn bread. Mardi Gras attire encouraged (get those masks, feathers, sequins and beads ready!)! Tickets: $50; VIP seating in front rows with additional leg room, early admission, first on line for dinner: $60.