Satchmo Summerfest Picks for Friday, 8/2

The Vinyl District is a media sponsor of Satchmo SummerFest for the ninth year in a row. We are proud to support local music. The festival takes place this weekend at the old U.S. Mint at the corner of Esplanade Avenue and Decatur Street. Here are our picks for Friday. The full schedule is here.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has a new album out that is tearing up the charts. It’s called Tuba to Cuba and it features music the band was inspired to create after visiting and collaborating with musicians on that most musical island. Today, Preservation Brass appears. This is a brass band version of the stage band.

DinosAurchestra is a relatively new traditional jazz band on the scene. However, fans of the genre will certainly recognize some of the members as they hail from some of the best bands in town. Expect to see trumpeter and leader Reid Poole, drummer Simon Lott, Miles Lyons on trombone, and bassist Nathan Lambertson among others.

The last two acts of the day will both be on fire. Cyril Neville (pictured at top) and his family just paid their final respects to the eldest Neville brother, keyboardist, singer, songwriter and all around hip cat Art Neville. Cyril will be appearing making his Satchmo fest debut with his son Omari’s band, The Fuel.

I have seen them a few times and suffice it to say that the Neville tradition, which goes way back in New Orleans, is in good hands. Omari sings, plays drums, and writes some compelling songs. Even from behind the drum kit, he oozes charisma—just like his dad.

Trombonist Corey Henry was one of the musicians who braved the rain to play in the second line for Art Neville. His band, the Tremé Funktet, is one of the hottest outfits on the scene today. They hold down the Thursday night slot at Vaughan’s Lounge. You can catch them tonight and again on Friday.

Weekend picks tomorrow!

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