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!.
Born and raised in the musically fertile neighborhood of New Orleans Seventh Ward, Thais Clark is a high-energy performer with a deep-rooted passion for the bawdy number popularized by blues legends Ma Rainy and Bessie Smith. This dynamic singer-dancer can present each song like no one else, having more than thirty years’ experience performing before audiences at home and around the world. She’s performed in the New Orleans themed musical revue. “One Mo’ Time,” the long-running Off-Broadway tribute to the early days of black vaudeville. Ms. Clark played the character of Ma Reed on the New York, London and European stages including a Royal Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II and a separate performance for Prince Phillip. Since then, she has traveled much of the world with Wynton Marsalis and Dr. Michael White. She has also performed with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.