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"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 24, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Nov 24, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

CELEBRATE THE BLACK…

Nov 24 - 24, 2014
Get your fix of Emeril's famed contemporary New Orleans cuisine at the flagship… more

CELEBRATE THE BLACK…

Nov 24 - 24, 2014
Make a pit-stop on the way to the Superdome at the iconic Emeril's Delmonico in… more

CELEBRATE THE BLACK…

Nov 24 - 24, 2014
NOLA, the casual, funky eatery located in the heart of the French Quarter, is a… more

New Orleans Saints…

Nov 24 - 24, 2014
The New Orleans Saints & Baltimore Ravens kick-off at 7:30 pm more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Nov 24 - 26, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Victory Belles…

Nov 24, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 24 - 26, 2014
Come explore science, technology, art and math with us at ThinkerKids Holiday… more

Canal Street Lighting…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
Stroll along Canal Street and watch as the Downtown Development District and… more

PINTS & PLAYS

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
PINTS & PLAYS is a monthly play reading in the true spirit of New Orleans. … more

Standing in the…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (no more)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Standing in the…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Pub Quiz

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
Test your knowledge of an array of topics, including World War II, at the… more

The Victory Belles…

Nov 26 - Dec 28, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Turkey Day Race 5…

Nov 27 - 27, 2014

"The Victory Belles…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

2014 Battle of the…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 24, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… 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