Another Jazz Fest concert is here for those that love old-school NOLA legends Ivan Neville, George Porter, Jr., Anders Osborne, and Stanton Moore! The four have joined together for an evening of music at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art during Jazz & Heritage Festival for “Songbook Live” on Wednesday, April 29.
Presented by health and wellness charity 30Amp Circuit, this one night only engagement will feature four giants of New Orleans’ music performing songs from throughout their individual repertoires, as well as, the music of others that has influenced them, while sharing the stories, memories and insights behind the music.
The intimate gathering will host only 250 people, with ticket sales benefitting the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and 30Amp Circuit —two organizations dedicated to preserving the health and wellness of musicians both locally and nationally.
“Ivan, George, Anders and Stanton will bring a backpack full of songs and trade them, share them and explain them to each other and to the audience. It’s going be a once in a lifetime experience to hear their unique musical memories and then get to witness them performed together in a celebration of each other and their city.”
– 30Amp Circuit co-founder Andy Hurwitz
In addition, the evening will also consist of an awards ceremony for the 2nd annual Songbook Award, which will be awarded to George Porter, Jr. Porter is best known as a founding member of The Meters, one of the most celebrated funk bands in the history of modern music.
Featured image by Noe Cugny.