You might not be doing the Mardi Gras Mambo anymore, but the music hasn’t stopped here in New Orleans. In fact, as we turn the corner on another Carnival, the sounds of the city are only getting louder. Festival season is on the horizon; but artists aren’t waiting to bring good jams to NOLA.
One artist showing up big to cure our Mardi Gras Blues is a frequent collaborator with local legend Boogie T. His name is Yàno. Yàno is a member of Boogie T.rio, and now he’s venturing out on his own solo project with a big release show for a single called “Memories”. Catch the party this weekend at the Maple Leaf Bar.
Who is Yàno?
Andriu Yanovski is a touring and recording artist based in New Orleans. As a trained jazz pianist, Yanovski has taken to the road in support and collaboration with artists such as Maggie Koener, Griz, and Cha Wa, a Grammy-nominated Mardi Gras Indian funk band. Perhaps most prominently, Andriu is a featured member of the collaborative group Boogie T.rio, along with artists Boogie T & Frank Castro. The group has gone big, from Electric Forest to Red Rocks, tearing up New Orleans & beyond for almost two years.
Now, Yanovski is leading the charge on a new live project. Headed by his alter-ego Yàno and featuring a band of several other NOLA all-stars, Yanovski’s fresh act is bristling with hype. The live band will appear this Friday at the Maple Leaf Bar, along with the jazz-infused funk group Jank Setup. The event is promising to be an “old fashioned good time” coming with the release of Yàno’s first single, “Memories”.
What’s a Jank Setup?
Supporting Yàno’s is a New Orleans grown group called Jank Setup. Jank began in 2017, describing themselves in culinary terms that suit the city: “a hearty stew of funk and RnB, seasoned with soul and garnished with jazz”. The five-piece millennial band uses sensitive vocals and a bold instrumental style to breathe a different life into schools of music that are familiar around town. Jank Setup has held sold-out shows at Tipitina’s and closed out venues like the Howlin’ Wolf. Their own deep catalogue of music continues to grow. This is a fresh sound, adding rich diversity to the bill of Yàno’s Memories release show.
Event Details at the Maple Leaf Bar
Yàno and Company take over the Maple Leaf Bar this Saturday, February 29th. Beginning at 8p (ish), Jank Setup takes the stage first. Expect a start full of smooth, danceable jams. Following JS is Yàno and a live band, starting around 10p. Tickets are a steal at $10. Get em while their hot, you don’t want to miss this party.