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May 11

New Orleans Celebration: New Orleans Piano Kings

With Herlin Riley, Jonathan Batiste and 2 more artists at The Allen Room

Date

Friday 11 May 2012 at 7:30pm

Location

The Allen Room
33 West 60th Street, New York, 10023, United States

Tel: (212) 258-9800

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Description

Master drummer Herlin Riley invites us all to a dream show for any musician from New Orleans. Here he honors the great Crescent City pianists of the past by recruiting great New Orleans pianists of the present. His choices are the best of three generations of modern piano players, including the dean of Louisiana pianists Ellis Marsalis, veteran Henry Butler, and young star Jonathan Batiste.
Free pre-concert celebration including live music by the Red Hook Ramblers, a gumbo cook-off, album art displays, and more, nightly at 6:30pm. Participants include Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Gravy New York, Bourbon Street Bar and Grille, Maison Premiere, Pralines by Jean, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Louis Armstrong House Museum and Jazz Record Center.

Tickets: $55, $65

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