Ben Jaffe, Creative Director of Preservation Hall, and Walter Isaacson, writer, historian, former Chairman/CEO of CNN and Managing Editor of Time Magazine, will join us in a wide-ranging conversation about the history of New Orleans music, brass bands, Preservation Hall and more. Relix editor Dean Budnick will be on hand to facilitate audience discussion.
Grammy winning pianist, guitarist and band leader Jon Cleary will take us on a sonic journey through the history of New Orleans piano, using his piano as the guide. Cleary’s work pays homage to the classic Crescent City keyboard repertoire created by such icons as Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Dr. John, and James Booker – and this story-telling-by-piano session will be no different, with Relix editor Dean Budnick serving as moderator.
Two tent poles of New Orleans’ legendary rhythm sections, Stanton Moore (Galactic) and George Porter Jr. (The Meters) will discuss all things funk in what should definitely a lively conversation between two living legends, guided by Relix editor Mike Greenhaus.
New Exhibition at the Jazz Museum Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Louis Prima To Debut May 1, 2019