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ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 5 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 7 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Smoothie King Center…

Jul 10 - 11, 2015
Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood to the Smoothie… more

Toast & Tiki Tails

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Toasts & Tiki-Tails" will be held at the NO Fleas Market  during… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… 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