Boom Boom Room presents Blue Plate Special

Boom Boom Room Presents Blue Plate Special ft Stanton Moore, Chris Wood, John Medeski, Will Bernard & Skerik

The Maison

Apr 27, 2018 @ 11:45 PM America/Chicago Timezone
The Maison
508 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116



Will Bernard (Guitar – TJ Kirk)

Stanton Moore (Drums – Galactic)

John Medeski (Organ – Medeski Martin & Wood)

Chris Wood (Bass- Medeski Martin & Wood)

Skerik (Saxophone – Les Claypool)


**BLUE PLATE SPECIAL** is going to be a mind bending formation of sound, featuring master musicians stemming improv from funk, jazz and psychedlic rock roots. This show is ONE NIGHT ONLY – you don’t want to miss this! 

Late Night Friday, April 27th, 2017 • 1:30AM – 5:30AM •

*Technically Saturday, April 28th, 2018*



Guitarist Will Bernard, a Berkeley, CA native and Brooklyn NY transplant studied guitar and piano from an early age with Dave Creamer, Art Lande and Julian White later developing and interest in classical music composition. Since then, Bernard has participated in a host of boundary stretching groups, ranging from jazz, hip-hop and world music to experimental music, with many stops in between. In the 90’s Bernard recorded and performed with many projects under the direction of acclaimed producer Lee Townsend and worked with groups ranging from the Hindustani-influenced Jai Uttal to the political hip-hop group the Coup. The most commercially successful of these projects was the group T.J. Kirk (with Charlie Hunter).


Born and raised in New Orleans, Stanton Moore is a dedicated drummer and performer especially connected to the city, its culture and collaborative spirit. Driven and inspired by the thriving music scene of his hometown which includes such greats as Professor Longhair, Doctor John and The Meters, Moore’s name is now mentioned amongst these Big Easy mainstays. In the early ‘90s, Moore helped found the New Orleans-based essential funk band Galactic. Their first album, 1996’s widely acclaimed Coolin’ Off, led to an intense tour schedule of nearly 200 gigs a year for the next ten years. Building on their fan base by adding an esteemed list of all-star collaborations to the six albums that followed, Galactic continues to amass a worldwide audience via recording and touring globally. Moore launched his solo career in 1998 aided by eight-string guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter and saxophonist Skerik (Les Claypool, John Scofield, Roger Waters). The group recorded All Kooked Out! featuring a handful of local New Orleans musicians as well.


Christopher Wood is an American bass player, best known for playing with the avant-garde jazz-funk trio Medeski Martin & Wood. Born in Pasadena, California, Wood formed MMW in 1991 with John Medeski and Billy Martin. Wood also collaborates with his brother Oliver Wood as The Wood Brothers. Their debut studio release, entitled Ways Not to Lose, was produced by John Medeski. Wood plays both upright and electric basses. One technique he uses on the upright bass involves using a drumstick as a slide near the bridge of the bass. Wood bows between the drumstick and the bridge to produce a high-pitched, warbling sound, similar to a theremin. Wood is also known to insert a sheet of notation paper behind and between the strings of his bass which creates a unique “snare bass” sound, an adaption of a technique devised on the double bass by Bertram Turetzky. This is featured on the Medeski, Martin, and Wood recording of “Paper Bass” on the album “Friday Afternoon in the Universe”.


Skerik is an American saxophonist from Seattle, Washington. Performing on the tenor and baritone saxophone, often with electronics and loops, Skerik is a pioneer in a playing style that has been dubbed saxophonics. He is a founding member of Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois and Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet. He is also an original member of both Les Claypool’s Fancy Band and Frog Brigade and has toured with and played with numerous others in a variety of genres.

Late Night Friday, April 27th, 2017 • 1:30AM – 5:30AM •

*Technically Saturday, April 28th, 2018*