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28th Annual…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Join us for the 28th Annual Mid Summer Mardi Gras. Presented by the Krewe of… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 23 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 23 - 30, 2014
Join us every Saturday in August for The Abita Springs Opry concert… more

Blazin10 Presents A…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Join us for a Trunk Show Featuring Kano Branon - (Designer & Stylist of… more

Brewsiana - Craft…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Cheers to the best of South Louisianas brews, bands, and bites. BREWS: 21… more

Champions Square…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Jake Owen is coming to Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square  for his… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 23 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Crescent City Lights…

Aug 23 - 24, 2014
The Crescent City Lights Youth Theater summer season (in partnership with… more

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash unite as "three… more

Filthy Linen Night

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Come down and Support Frenchmen Art and Businessfor Filthy Linen Night! This… more

Free Kinder Garden at…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

HOUSE OF BLUES HOSTS…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
House of Blues New Orleans announces the 1st annual Brewsiana - Craft Beer and… more

Mark of the Feminine

Aug 23 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Production Assistant…

Aug 23 - 24, 2014
PA Bootcamp is back. NOVAC along with the Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy,… more

Swingin' at the…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
A sizzling new show by The National WWII Museum's own Victory Big Band!… more

The Color Run

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Get ready, 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour is headed to New Orleans. The Color Run, also… more

True Colors Exhibition

Aug 23 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Adults/Swim Rooftop…

Aug 24 - 24, 2014
Summer is winding down and Adults/Swim is going out with a bang with the last… more

Kirk Franklin…

Aug 24 - 24, 2014
Celebrate Sunday morning with brunch featuring the explosive energy of live… more

Strut + Swim Poolside…

Aug 24 - 24, 2014
Fashion Week New Orleans presents the last Strut + Swim fashion show of the… more

28th Annual…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Join us for the 28th Annual Mid Summer Mardi Gras. Presented by the Krewe 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