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“Awash with Color:…

Apr 28 - May 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… more

11th Annual Backbeat…

Apr 28 - 28, 2016
Join your friends in the New Orleans Botanical Garden for live music featuring… more

Backbeat Jazzfest…

Apr 28 - 28, 2016
Join us for Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes. more

Backbeat Jazzfest…

Apr 28 - 28, 2016
Join us for WimBASH featuring Doug Wimbish, Zach Meyerowitz, Khris Royal &… more

City Park Presents -…

Apr 28 - May 1, 2016
Join us in the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park for City… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Apr 28, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

DISNEY ON ICE…

Apr 28 - May 1, 2016
The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100… more

Disney on Ice: 100…

Apr 28 - May 1, 2016
Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! The monumental ice skating… more

Heart of the House

Apr 28, 2016 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Irvin Mayfield Jazz…

Apr 28 - 28, 2016
Join us at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse for the Ashlin Parker Trio. more

Irvin Mayfield Jazz…

Apr 28 - 28, 2016
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for The… more

Jazz in the Park

Apr 28 - Jun 9, 2016
Jazz in the Park returns this spring running from April 14th to June 9th, with… more

New Orleans Jazz &…

Apr 28 - May 1, 2016
Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans… more

New Orleans Photo…

Apr 28 - May 29, 2016
The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA), is proud to be the first venue to … more

Novice Italian…

Apr 28 - May 19, 2016
Students will develop basic language skills and a general understanding of… more

Novice Italian…

Apr 28 - May 19, 2016
Students will develop basic language skills and a general understanding of… more

Ogden After Hours…

Apr 28 - 28, 2016
New Orleans Preeminent Rockabilly Band, Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers… more

Print Shop Gallery…

Apr 28 - 28, 2016
Chapman will be reading from "A Hood Novella in Fair Side",… more

The Historic New…

Apr 28 - May 7, 2016
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, The Historic New… more

The Irish House…

Apr 28 - 28, 2016
Join us at the Irish House for Patrick Cooper. more

“Awash with Color:…

Apr 28 - May 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… more

The Kremlin Meets The Crescent City Concert

For Immediate Release:

On Friday, January 24, 2014, Lupin Hall at NOCCA will host an historic battle of the big
bands when "The Kremlin Meets The Crescent City." The two groups waging war will be
Grammy Award--‐winning producer, trombonist and composer Delfeayo Marsalis and the
Uptown Jazz Orchestra vs. the internationally renowned Igor Butman Jazz Orchestra from
Moscow, Russia. Pulling out all the stops for this engagement, UJO will showcase New
Orleans' top jazz talents including legendary pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr., extraordinary vocalist
Davell Crawford and the masterful funky drummer, Herlin Riley. The elder Marsalis will
provide the unique wisdom and touch of a true Jazz Master, Crawford brings excitement and joy in the traditions of Ray Charles and Fats Domino like no other performer, and Riley's drumming will surely make you want to get up and shake that thing!

Consisting of Moscow's finest jazz players, IBJO is a force to be reckoned with, led by Russia's #1 jazz personality, saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman. Butman trained at the
prestigious Berklee College of Music with Delfeayo and the two share a love for spreading
the news of jazz around the world.  Butman has shared the stage with jazz greats including
Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny and Gary Burton.  His 50th birthday concert took place at the 6000--‐seat Kremlin Palace and featured Wynton Marsalis and Natalie Cole.  At a state dinner hosted by Vladimir Putin, American President Bill Clinton-a tenorman himself-stated that Igor Butman "...may be the greatest living jazz saxophone player, who happens to be Russian."  IBJO will feature the sensational vocalist Fantine Pritoula, known for her passionately soulful and dynamic style.

The Uptown Jazz Orchestra has been rocking houses since its inception in 2008, receiving
standing ovations each year at the Jazz & Heritage Festival, on road excursions and regularly at Snug Harbor. Under the direction of Delfeayo Marsalis, UJO displays extreme
versatility, playing everything from traditional New Orleans music, swing and bebop to modern--‐day brass band funk. Marsalis is known for his "technical excellence, inventive
mind and frequent touches of humor."  Named an NEA Jazz Master in 2011, he has shared
the stage with many jazz greats including Elvin Jones, Max Roach and Art Blakey.

As the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans has influenced musicians around the world for over a
century.  This one--‐of--‐a--‐kind show will highlight the great jazz legacy as interpreted
by two entirely different cultures with the same objective.  Let's have a party, New Orleans
style...where The Kremlin Meets The Crescent City!

For more information contact:
Alex McConduit
Big Boot Media LLC
504-657-8950
whodatwhodidnt@gmail.com