Music Calendar

The Maison features live music every day. Live bands start at 4PM every day and 1pm on Saturday. We feature traditional Jazz music daily during dinner until 10PM. At night, local brass and funk bands and top national touring acts rock the dance floor from 2 stages. ALL SHOWS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED!

Aug
28
Fri
Roamin’ Jasmine
Aug 28 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Shotgun Jazz Band
Aug 28 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Emphasizing old New Orleans-style ensemble playing, a stomping rhythm section, and a genuine love of the hot, bluesy, no-frills melodies that once poured forth from New Orleans’ dance halls, Shotgun Jazz Band makes music that is both immediate in its influences and timeless in its appeal.

To date, Shotgun Jazz Band has recorded 4 albums; Algiers Strut 2011, their enthusiastic live release, One Drink Minimum 2012, and their official full-length debut, Don’t Give Up the Ship 2013. Their latest effort, Yearning, was voted by Offbeat Magazine as #8 in the “Top 50 Louisiana Album Releases of 2014”, and was also nominated Best of the Beat’s “Best Traditional Jazz Album” of 2014. Recorded at New Orleans’ historic Luthjen’s Dance Hall by Earl Scioneaux III, Yearning features Marla Dixon on trumpet, James Evans on reeds, Charlie Halloran on trampagne, Ben Polcer on piano, Twerk Thomson on bass, Justin Peake on drums, and John Dixon on banjo. While the band’s lineup tends to be fairly consistent, on any given night it may also feature incredible musicians such as Orange Kellin, Tommy Sancton, Haruka Kikuchi, Charlie Halloran, Craig Flory, Michael Magro, Walter Harris, Tom Saunders, Ben Polcer, Aurora Nealand, Robin Rapuzzi, Barnabus Jones, Shaye Cohn, Peter Loggins, Benji Bohannon, and Jon Gross. On special occasions, even Barry Martyn comes out to play.

These days Shotgun Jazz Band is as equally at home playing for tips and smiles on Royal Street as they are playing for dancers and fans at clubs, courtyards, and weddings. SJB currently enjoys residencies at The Spotted Cat Music ClubThree Muses, Maison Frenchmen, and may also be found at Mimi’s in the MarignyAllways Lounge, Fritzel’s European Jazz Club, DBA, Sbisa’s, 21st AmendmentMarigny Brasserie, and, if the weather is nice you might find us down at Royal & Toulouse. SJB has also been featured at Preservation Hall, Dew Drop Social & Benevolent Jazz Hall, WWOZ’s Traditional Jazz radio show as well as the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, and has participated – and is scheduled to participate – in several festivals, both in New Orleans and across the country.

 

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Ashton Hines and the Big Easy Brawlers + Street Legends Brass Band
Aug 28 @ 10:00 PM – Aug 29 @ 4:00 AM

10pm – Ashton Hines and the Big Easy Brawlers (Brass)
12am – Street Legends Brass Band (Brass)

Aug
29
Sat
Chance Bushman & Friends
Aug 29 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Emily Estrella
Aug 29 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Smoking Time Jazz Club
Aug 29 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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.

 

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Musical Expression + Smoke N Bones
Aug 29 @ 10:00 PM – Aug 30 @ 3:00 AM

10pm: Musical Expression (Brass)

12am: Smoke N Bones (Funk/Soul)

Aug
30
Sun
Hot & Spicy Jazz Band
Aug 30 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Brad Walker
Aug 30 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
New Orleans Upstarts
Aug 30 @ 10:00 PM – Aug 31 @ 3:00 AM
Aug
31
Mon
Chicken & Waffles
Aug 31 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses
Aug 31 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing in New Orleans amongst the younger generation of musicians today. Saxophonist/vocalist Aurora Nealand has been playing in various groups in New Orleans since 2005, and the Royal Roses, founded in 2010, is her first venture as a bandleader. The Royal Roses draw their repertoire heavily from Sidney Bechet, Django Reinhart and traditional jazz of New Orleans. Comprised of some of the finest young players on the New Orleans music scene today, the Royal Roses are seeking to breath new energy, arrangements and compositions into this genre of music while exploring and learning from its rich history and tradition. They‘ve performed in New Orleans at the French Quarter Festival, Satchmo Festival and Preservation Hall, as well as in NYC at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Their first album “A Tribute to Sydney Bechet: Live at Preservation Hall” was released in 2011 to national acclaim. Current members are: Aurora Nealand (vocals/saxophone), David Boswell (trumpet), Matt Bell (vocals/guitar), Bill Machow (piano), Josh Gouzy (bass), Nathan Lambertson (bass) and Paul Thibodeaux (drums).

 

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Rue Fiya
Aug 31 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 1 @ 3:00 AM
Sep
1
Tue
New Orleans Swinging Gypsies
Sep 1 @ 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Gregory Agid Quartet
Sep 1 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sep
2
Wed
The Organettes
Sep 2 @ 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers
Sep 2 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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 dance numbers and well-chosen ballads; it has been aptly described as neo-trad-jazz. The band received many awards in Louisiana including the Gambit’s “Big Easy” award in 2005 for “Best Traditional Jazz Band,” and Offbeat Magazine’s “Best of the Beat” award in 2004 for “Best Traditional Jazz Album” (for the album “Live on Frenchmen Street”). In 2001 and 2003 they won the “Best of the Beat” award for “Best Emerging Traditional Jazz Band.”

 

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James Jordan & The Beautiful Band
Sep 2 @ 9:30 PM – Sep 3 @ 3:00 AM
Sep
3
Thu
Jon Roniger
Sep 3 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sweet Substitute Jazz Band
Sep 3 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dysfunktional Bone
Sep 3 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 4 @ 3:00 AM
Sep
4
Fri
Loose Marbles
Sep 4 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Shotgun Jazz Band
Sep 4 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Business + Street Legends Brass Band
Sep 4 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 5 @ 3:00 AM

10 PM – The Business (funk)
12 AM – Street Legends Brass Band (brass)

Sep
5
Sat
Chance Bushman & The Ibervillianaires
Sep 5 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Moonshine and Caroline
Sep 5 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Smoking Time Jazz Club
Sep 5 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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.

 

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Barry’s Pocket + The Big Easy Brawlers
Sep 5 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 6 @ 4:00 AM

10 PM – Barry’s Pocket (funk)
12 AM – Ashton Hines and the Big Easy Brawlers (brass)

Sep
6
Sun
Melanie Gardner
Sep 6 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Leah Rucker
Sep 6 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Soul Project
Sep 6 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 7 @ 3:00 AM
Sep
7
Mon
Chicken & Waffles
Sep 7 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses
Sep 7 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing in New Orleans amongst the younger generation of musicians today. Saxophonist/vocalist Aurora Nealand has been playing in various groups in New Orleans since 2005, and the Royal Roses, founded in 2010, is her first venture as a bandleader. The Royal Roses draw their repertoire heavily from Sidney Bechet, Django Reinhart and traditional jazz of New Orleans. Comprised of some of the finest young players on the New Orleans music scene today, the Royal Roses are seeking to breath new energy, arrangements and compositions into this genre of music while exploring and learning from its rich history and tradition. They‘ve performed in New Orleans at the French Quarter Festival, Satchmo Festival and Preservation Hall, as well as in NYC at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Their first album “A Tribute to Sydney Bechet: Live at Preservation Hall” was released in 2011 to national acclaim. Current members are: Aurora Nealand (vocals/saxophone), David Boswell (trumpet), Matt Bell (vocals/guitar), Bill Machow (piano), Josh Gouzy (bass), Nathan Lambertson (bass) and Paul Thibodeaux (drums).

 

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Zena Moses & Rue Fiya
Sep 7 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 8 @ 3:00 AM
Sep
8
Tue
New Orleans Swinging Gypsies
Sep 8 @ 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Gregory Agid Quartet
Sep 8 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Messy Cookers
Sep 8 @ 9:30 PM – Sep 9 @ 3:30 AM
Sep
9
Wed
Organica
Sep 9 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers
Sep 9 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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 dance numbers and well-chosen ballads; it has been aptly described as neo-trad-jazz. The band received many awards in Louisiana including the Gambit’s “Big Easy” award in 2005 for “Best Traditional Jazz Band,” and Offbeat Magazine’s “Best of the Beat” award in 2004 for “Best Traditional Jazz Album” (for the album “Live on Frenchmen Street”). In 2001 and 2003 they won the “Best of the Beat” award for “Best Emerging Traditional Jazz Band.”

 

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Willfunk
Sep 9 @ 9:30 PM – Sep 10 @ 2:00 AM
Sep
10
Thu
Jon Roniger
Sep 10 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Roamin’ Jasmine
Sep 10 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dysfunktional Bone
Sep 10 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 11 @ 3:00 AM
Sep
11
Fri
Ramblin’ Letters
Sep 11 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Shotgun Jazz Band
Sep 11 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Big Easy Brawlers + Fat Ballerina
Sep 11 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 12 @ 4:00 AM

10 PM – Ashton Hines and the Big Easy Brawlers (Brass)
12 AM – Fat Ballerina (Funk/Brass)

Sep
12
Sat
Chance Bushman & The Ibervillianaires
Sep 12 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Leah Rucker
Sep 12 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Smoking Time Jazz Club
Sep 12 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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.

 

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Pinettes Brass Band + Musical Expression
Sep 12 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 13 @ 4:00 AM

10 PM – Pinettes Brass Band (Brass)
12 AM – Musical Expression (Brass)

Sep
13
Sun
Hot & Spicy Jazz Band
Sep 13 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Too Darn Hot
Sep 13 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Corporate America
Sep 13 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 14 @ 3:00 AM
Sep
14
Mon
Chicken & Waffles
Sep 14 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses
Sep 14 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing in New Orleans amongst the younger generation of musicians today. Saxophonist/vocalist Aurora Nealand has been playing in various groups in New Orleans since 2005, and the Royal Roses, founded in 2010, is her first venture as a bandleader. The Royal Roses draw their repertoire heavily from Sidney Bechet, Django Reinhart and traditional jazz of New Orleans. Comprised of some of the finest young players on the New Orleans music scene today, the Royal Roses are seeking to breath new energy, arrangements and compositions into this genre of music while exploring and learning from its rich history and tradition. They‘ve performed in New Orleans at the French Quarter Festival, Satchmo Festival and Preservation Hall, as well as in NYC at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Their first album “A Tribute to Sydney Bechet: Live at Preservation Hall” was released in 2011 to national acclaim. Current members are: Aurora Nealand (vocals/saxophone), David Boswell (trumpet), Matt Bell (vocals/guitar), Bill Machow (piano), Josh Gouzy (bass), Nathan Lambertson (bass) and Paul Thibodeaux (drums).

 

RESERVE A TABLE FOR THIS SHOW!
Zena Moses & Rue Fiya
Sep 14 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 15 @ 3:00 AM
Sep
15
Tue
New Orleans Swinging Gypsies
Sep 15 @ 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Gregory Agid Quartet
Sep 15 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM