FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Spirit of Louis Armstrong Shines Bright
on Frenchmen Street for the August 5th Satchmo Club Strut
It's time again for jazz fans to break out their Struttin' shoes and go on down to Frenchmen Street for one of the best events of the year, the SATCHMO CLUB STRUT! It’s the perfect chance to experience the sights and sounds of New Orleans’ unique music scene and it’s all there for the taking on Friday, August 5, when the New Orleans Jazz Celebration presents the 11th annual Satchmo Club Strut in the historic Faubourg Marigny from 6 pm until 2 am.
Throughout the evening, music aficionados will be treated to jazz performances by Centurion Lionel Ferbos and a variety of stellar musicians, including Chris Thomas King, Don Vappie, the Soul Rebels, Shamarr Allen, Ellis Marsalis, Charmaine Neville, Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Glen David Andrews, the Free Agents Brass Band, Tom McDermott, Fredy Omar, Jason Marsalis, and others, including the “Satchmo of Japan”, Yoshio Toyama.
Plus, New Orleans’ own Allen Toussaint & Jazzivity, Davell Crawford, Donald Harrison Jr. and the Treme Brass Band will be featured on the Red Stripe Stage in Jane Alley, a new outdoor venue in at 619 Frenchmen.
Seventeen cool venues will host the hottest jazz in town, including Maison, Snug Harbor, Blue Nile, Three Muses, d.b.a., Vaso, Checkpoint Charlie’s, Bicycle Michael’s, to name a few. From Marigny Brasserie to Mojitos, Strutters can dance, drink and dine the night away while supporting the New Orleans Jazz Celebration, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and perpetuating jazz to audiences of all ages.
For more details and to reserve a wristband that opens the doors of these exciting venues to Club Strutters, visit nojc.org/strut. General admission is $30; the VIP price of $80 includes fabulous food and drink at the Maison Penthouse.
The 2011 SATCHMO CLUB STRUT is sponsored by Red Stripe, Captain Morgan, Barefoot Wine, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, River Parish Disposal, Let’s Be Totally Clear, OffBeat.com, Maison, Who Dat? Spring Water, Where, Luzianne, the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association, and FQFI. The New Orleans Jazz Celebration, Inc., presents the fundraising event in conjunction with the annual Satchmo SummerFest, August 4-7, produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. For more details on the many activities offered during their free weekend festival, please visit fqfi.org.