Backbeat Jazzfest Series to Kick Off Friday
The 2011 edition of the Backbeat Jazzfest concert series will kick off tomorrow, April 29. The late night series will open with an impressive run of shows, including The Radiators at The Temple, The Wood Brothers at Le Petit Theatre and the triple bill of Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, Mia Borders and Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds at 12 Bar. Meanwhile, Marco Benevento Trio featuring Billy Martin and Reed Mathis will play a late night show at Le Petit Theatre (meaning two members of MMW will be at the same venue) while Break Science: Second Line 3000 feat. Big Sam Williams & Khris Royal will play a late night show at The Temple.
Finally, Anders Osborne’s NOLA Jam will take place at Tipitina’s – French Quarter featuring Luther Dickinson, Stanton Moore, Carl Dufrene and Billy Iuso, among others. Bonerama and The Gumbolianz featuringCyril Neville, Johnny Sansone and John Fohl will open the night and possibly join the jam session as well. The Backbeat series’ complete lineup can be found here.