Sunday 19 July 2009
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, 10023, United States
Part of the Lincoln Center Festival
Tickets on sale March 13.
For more than 45 years, composer/arranger Wardell Quezergue has unassumingly made musical history as the man behind an amazing number of timeless hits including Mr. Big Stuff, Mona Lisa, Iko Iko, and Chapel of Love. A New Orleans native fondly referred to as the “Creole Beethoven” by Allan Toussaint, Querzergue’s style and artistic mark have helped to shape southern music, melding the soulful sounds of Mississippi, Memphis, and New Orleans into giant hits.
For one night only, the Festival mounts an encore tribute performance straight from the successful premiere at the 2008 edition of the Ponderosa Stomp concert. Featuring high-octane artists, the line-up includes New Orleans musician, producer, and session man Mac Rebennack (Dr. John); R&B icons The Dixie Cups and Robert Parker; soul greats Jean Knight, Dorothy Moore, Tammy Lynn, and Tony Owens; legendary New Orleans drummer Zigaboo Modeliste; garage-music pioneer Michael Hurtt; plus an all-star ten piece band led by Wardell Quezergue himself in a rare New York appearance.
New Orleans boasts an unparalleled, prolific musical tradition, which is still alive and jumping. Ponderosa Stomp showcases the world’s most authentic, vibrant musicians of rockabilly, R&B, jazz, blues, soul, funk, and swamp pop. This annual festival has become a must-see event, a showcase for living history and thriving art, exposing new talent, reviving careers, and praising the unsung heroes who planted the very roots of American music.
This performance is approximately one hour and thirty with no intermission. Please note: There is no late seating.
Ponderosa Stomp @ Lincoln Center is a collaboration of Lincoln Center Festival and Midsummer Night Swing in association with Ponderosa Stomp Foundation. Click here for a complete listing of events.