l’ll be doing my regular Thursday gigs: 5-7 solo at Three Muses and 8-11 at Buffa’s with Aurora Nealand.
All three of my performances at the Fairgrounds will take place Friday April 29; with my band, Tom McDermott and Friends, with Aurora Nealand’s Royal Roses, and on the interview stage in a joint interview with Aurora. That Friday I will also play with Evan Christopher from 8;30-10:30 at Chickie Wah Wah ($15). We will promote the gig with an in-store at the Louisiana Music Factory on Wednesday the 27th.
Monday the 25th I will be playing the WWOZ piano night (early).
Wednesday the 27th I’ll play my annual show at Snug Harbor with Marcia Ball and Joe Krown.
in addition here is my house concert line up for this jazzfest: (all shows 8 PM)
April 24: Mazz Swift and Tom McDermott. Mazz Swift is an amazing NYC-based singer, vocalist and improviser in a number of styles. Juillard-trained, she’s a rocker, a jazzer, an experimentalist and a composer who’s toured with Neo-soul superstar D’Angelo and jazz titan Henry Butler. Suggested donation: $10.
Monday, April 25: Piano Night with David Torkanowsky, Tom McDermott, Paul Longstreth, Sista Teedy and Heidijo Smith. We will have two grand pianos for all kinds of potential mayhem. Sista Teedy is part of the legendary Boutte clan; Paul Longstreth is her longtime accompanist and a wonderful singer/pianist as well. Heidijo Smith is a formidable singer/songwriter/pianist who wowed them at last year’s piano night. Suggested donation: $25.
Tuesday, April 26: Piano Night with Marcia Ball, Tom McDermott and Joe Kennedy. Joe is the pianist for the Dukes of Dixieland, and one of the underground monster talents on the scene. Marcia is an icon who will sell this one out; please RSVP for this show (or a late show at 10:30). Reserve your space at. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. $25 suggested donation..
T.hursday, April 28: Evan Christopher Hosts a Hot Jazz Jam on the Bayou. New Orleans meets Harlem as young li.ons Kris Tokarski and guitarist Nahum Zydybl provide swinging rhythm for Evan and the great Jon-Erik Kel.lso, down from NYC. Suggested donation: $25. Advance RSVP recommended; details at www.clarinetroad.com.
Sunday, May 1: Paul Cebar (solo). Paul, the pride of Milwaukee’s music scene, is a soulful singer, wi.tty songwriter and nimble guitarist. He incorporates rock, New Orleans r&b, Cuban and Brazilian music int.o a delightful mix. Suggested donation: $10.
All .shows at 625 Hagan, NOLA 70119, one block downtown from Parkway Bakery. BYOB, food also welcome. Parki.ng available behind venue. Please don’t spread on social media. Thanks for supporting live music in New Orleans!