Trad jazz clarinetist Greg Agid got his New Orleans start at the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp, being mentored by luminaries like Alvin Batiste and Kidd Jordan. Infusing the rhythms and sounds of the musicians that have gone before him with his personal experiences and tastes, Agid sees himself as part of the great musical continuum that is New Orleans. His mission is to move the sound to its logical next step while delighting audiences throughout the city with his sprightly, effervescent clarinet performances. He takes the stage with his quartet every Tuesday at Maison on Frenchmen, plus appearing with Delfeayo Marsalis’s Uptown Jazz Orchestra at Snug Harbor on Wednesdays. He’s also a frequent guest at the Spotted Cat and Mimi’s in the Marigny.
In 2009, the original New Orleans Jazz Vipers morphed into two new bands, Joe Braun’s The New Orleans Jazz Vipers and the New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings featuring six former Jazz Vipers. You can hear both bands playing regularly on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, and both have released new CDs available at their websites. The original New Orleans Jazz Vipers were a popular and active band in New Orleans for many years, pioneers of the Frenchmen Street scene, with a twice-weekly residency at the Spotted Cat 2003 to 2009. Noteable festival appearances included the Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing and the Monterey Jazz Festival (in September 2005). Part of the unique sound of the Jazz Vipers came from the fact that they rarely used any amplification. The sound of the band was at the same time retro, full of energy and unpretentious, with both up-tempo ...
Led by song and dance man Chance Bushman, the Ibervillianaires match tap and jazz dance with the party music of yesteryear. The band’s repertoire runs the gamut from classic New Orleans jazz to rock and roll, encompassing tight arrangements, blues-infused solos, and freewheeling collective improvisation. Consummate entertainers, the Ibervillianaires will have you singing along, bouncing out of your chair, and dancing in the street!.
SMOKING TIME JAZZ CLUB IS A NEW ORLEANS BASED TRADITIONAL JAZZ BAND REVIVING THE MUSIC OF THE 1920S AND 30S FOR TODAYS LISTENERS, SWING DANCERS AND JAZZ FANS. THE BAND WAS FORMED IN 2010 IN THE MUSICAL GUMBO THAT IS NEW ORLEANS. RIDING THE CREST OF THE FRENCHMEN STREET SWING RENAISSANCE THEY FIND JOY AND INSPIRATION FROM THE CITY AND THE MUSIC WRITTEN BY THE GREAT TURN OF THE CENTURY ARTISTS WHO MADE JAZZ THE LIVING CULTURAL LEGACY IT IS TODAY.