The Dirty Dozen Featuring Booker T., MMW, Soulive, Ghostland and Others Confirmed for Backbeat Jazzfest Series
The initial lineup for the 4th annual Backbeat Jazzfest Series been confirmed. As in years past, the music series will take place at a variety of New Orleans venues after the festivities at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival wind down. This years series will boast performances from the likes of Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Booker T. and Hill Country Revue (4/24, Republic New Orleans), Tim Reynolds & TR3 (4/26, Tipitina’s French Quarter), Ghostland Observatory (4/30, Republic New Orleans), Soulive and the Benevento/Russo Duo (5/1, Studio at Colton Theater), Steve Kimock Crazy Engine featuring Melvin Seals (5/1, Tipitina’s French Quarter), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (5/1, Tipitina’s French Quarter), Dirty Dozen Brass Band (5/2, Tipitina’s French Quarter), Bustle In Your Hedgegrow (5/2, Tipitina’s French Quarter), Medeski Martin and Wood (5/2, Studio at Colton Theater), Toubab Krewe (5/2, Blue Nile), U-Melt and Orchard Lounge (5/2, Blue Nile) and Jerry Joseph (5/2, Blue Nile Upstairs). In addition, Cyril Neville will host a release party for his new album _Brand New Blues_with guests Anders Osborne and Tab Benoit, as well as support act Kirk Joseph at Tipitina’s French Quarter on April 30.