Weekend Shots!

With temperatures pushing 100 degrees every day, the dog days of summer are here more than a month early. But at least it’s a bit cooler at night. Here are some musical suggestions to get you through the weekend.

Tonight, Foundation Free Fridays continue at Tipitina’s with the Brass-a-Holics opening for Walter “Wolfman” Washington. Winston Turner, a former member of the Soul Rebels, leads the band. They funk up brass band sounds with a full rock lineup.

Wolfman needs no introduction to regular readers of TVD. The last time I heard him perform, his show started a little slow befitting his age, but by the end of the set he was on fire like in days of old.

Also, tonight, one of New Orleans leading lights on the rock scene, the Revivalists, makes a now-rare hometown appearance at One Eyed Jack’s. The band has been touring like maniacs behind their latest recording, which was produced by Ben Ellman of Galactic fame. Ellman is also Trombone Shorty’s producer, which indicates the company that the Revivalists keep.

It’s hard to believe that vocalist Stephanie Jordan has never headlined at Snug Harbor. Her pedigree in jazz is impeccable. Her entire immediate family and many members of her extended family are well-regarded musicians and have played at the Frenchmen Street club. Tomorrow night she sings songs from her new album, which is a tribute to Lena Horne, with her brother Marlon on trumpet.

Adonis Rose is an impeccable jazz musician who was the go-to man behind the drums during his twenties when he was a member of Nicholas Payton’s early bands. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he now teaches at the University of Texas in Arlington and resides in Fort Worth.

He is back in New Orleans for two nights. This evening he is at Sweet Lorraine’s and tomorrow night he preforms at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse. Come out and welcome him home. See you there!

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