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Published: 2010/02/25

Marco, Martin & Dreiwitz, Soulive, Hendrix Tribute Part of Backbeat Jazzfest Series

The Backbeat Jazzfest Series 2010 will take place in New Orleans from April 23 through May 1 against the backdrop of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The announced shows all take place at Tipitina’s French Quarter and The Blue Nile, kicking off on Friday April 23 with a 10PM performance by Marco Benevento & Friends, featuring Billy Martin and Dave Dreiwitz at Tipitina’s French Quarter, followed by a 2AM show at the same venue from George Porter Jr & Runnin Pardners. Another intriguing offering is Some Cat From Japan: Music Inspired By Jimi Hendrix with Will Bernard, Nigel Hall, Scott Metzger, Ron Johnson and Eric Bolivar. The show is set for Friday April 30 at Tipitina’s French Quarter – Upstairs. Tickets for these events are now on sale.

Backbeat Jazzfest Series 2010

April 23—Marco Benevento & Friends Feat. Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood), Tipitina’s French Quarter, 10PM

April 23—George Porter Jr & Runnin Pardners, Tipitina’s French Quarter, 2AM

April 24—Anders Osborne / Eric Lindell, Tipitina’s French Quarter 10PM

April 24—The Slip / Surprise Me Mr. Davis / Marco Benevento Trio, Tipitina’s French Quarter 2AM

April 25—Tim Reynolds & TR3 With Special Guests, Tipitina’s French Quarter 9PM

April 29—Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Dr. Gonzeaux, Blue Nile 10PM

April 30—Tab Benoit & Friends, Tipitina’s French Quarter 10PM

April 30—Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Blue Nile 10PM

April 30—Some Cat From Japan: Music Inspired By Jimi Hendrix
Feat. Will Bernard, Nigel Hall, Scott Metzger, Ron Johnson, Eric Bolivar, Tipitina’s French Quarter – Upstairs 2AM

April 30—Soulive, Blue Nile 2AM

May 1—Soulive, Blue Nile 10PM

May 1—Toubab Krewe, Blue Nile 2AM

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