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Published: 2013/03/25

The Black Angels, Widespread Panic’s JoJo Hermann, The Everyone Orchestra, Dr. John and More Join Nolafunk Jazzfest Series

The 2nd Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series has announced four more shows during the evenings and weekends of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. All four performances will take place at Republic.

Of note, Chicago’s The Main Squeeze will play a late-night show after the sold out Meter Men show on April 27, performing the music of Stevie Wonder as well as select originals. The performance will be free to all Meter Men ticket holders. On May 1, Austin, TX psych rock band The Black Angels will come through Republic on their Indigo Meadow Tour while on May 2 the Nolafunk Jazzfest Series will host Down on the Bayou IV: A Benefit for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic. The latter all-star event will feature house band The New Orleans Suspects and the Bonerama Horns with Dr. John, JoJo Hermann (Widespread Panic), Marcia Ball, Col. Bruce Hampton, John Gros, Harry Shearer, Christine Ohlman and other special guests.

Finally, on May 3 Everyone Orchestra—featuring Marco Benevento, Johnny Vidacovich, DJ Logic, Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Jen Hartswick & Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Roosevelt Colier (Lee Boys) and other guests—will play a special JazzFest show. Orgone & Jon Cleary will also appear on the bill.

Here’s a look at the Nolafunk Jazzfest Series at the Republic

Friday, April 26

2nd Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Kick-Off Party: Tryptophunk, George Porter Jr., John Gros (Papa Grows Funk), Craig Klein & Mark Mullins of Bonerama, Brian Stoltz (Funky Meters) and Terrence Houston (Runnin’ Pardners); Soul Rebels Brass Band
w/ special guest Marco Benevento

Saturday, April 27

(held at Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, LA)

Leftover Salmon with special guests Sonny Landreth, Honey Island Swamp Band, & more

Saturday, April 27

The Meter Men
George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Zigaboo Modeliste and Page McConnell of Phish w/ special guest DJ Cochon de Lait

Sunday, April 28

(Saturday Late-Night Show After The Meter Men)

The Main Squeeze: Performing The Music of Stevie Wonder & more

Wednesday, May 1

The Black Angels with Hanni El Khatib & more

Thursday, May 2

JoJo Hermann and The New Orleans Suspects Present: Down on the Bayou IV: A Benefit for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic

House Band: The New Orleans Suspects & the Bonerama Horns

Also Performing: Dr. John, JoJo Hermann, Marcia Ball, Col. Bruce Hampton, John Gros, Harry Shearer, Christine Ohlman & more special guests TBA

Friday, May 3

Everyone Orchestra Conducted By Matt Butler Featuring Marco Benevento, Johnny Vidacovich, DJ Logic, Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Jen Hartswick & Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Roosevelt Colier (Lee Boys) & More TBA; Orgone and
Jon Cleary

Saturday, May 4

The Meter Men
George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Zigaboo Modeliste, and Page McConnell of Phish w/ special guests Orgone

Sunday, May 5

Papa Grows Funk’s Jazz Fest Farewell w/ special guests TBA

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