The ever popular Mardi Gras Celebration. Jan. 28, 8 pm with Alvin Waddles & His Fats Waller Review.
An evening of rich jazz history comes alive when pianist/vocalist Alvin Waddles tickles those ivories and plays the music of stride and ragtime legends Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and other greats. His ensemble, the Fats Waller Review, includes bassist Marion Hayden, saxophonist Gene Parker and percussionist Djallo Djakate Keita round out this superb quartet. Waddles won glowing reviews for his central roles in “Ain’t Misbehavin” and “Too Hot to Handel.” He served as musical director/pianist for Cook, Dixon and Young (formerly the Three Mo’ Tenors), and worked with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Robert Shaw, Brazeal Dennard, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Placido Domingo, George Shirley, Marcus Belgrave, Tramaine Hawkins, and others. Don a mask and costume to really get in the spirit, if you wish. During intermission, fill your plate with creole-style favorites—jambalaya, red beans, rice, corn bread.
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