Now in its sixth year, The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Concerts in the Courtyard offers a fun, casual way to kick off the weekend with live outdoor performances by Louisiana musicians. The fall series concludes Friday, Nov. 15, with a performance by traditional jazz band Hot Club of New Orleans and beverages provided by Vino Wholesale.
Hot Club of New Orleans takes swing-era music and retains a classical groove, melding it with modern sensibilities. They count greats like Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli among their influences, and their tight but fun sound has led to performances at various festivals including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Fellini Jazz Festival and Jazz Ascona Festival in Switzerland. Band members include Christopher Kohl (clarinet), Matt Rhody (violin/vocals), Nathan Lambertson (bass), Larry Scala (guitar) and John Rodli (guitar).
Vino Wholesale is a New Orleans–based importer and wholesaler of fine wines and spirits. Established in 2008, Vino Wholesale specializes in artisanal French and Spanish wines. The company will be providing white and sparkling wines for the November concert.
Admission to each show in the fall series is $10, free for THNOC members, and includes three complimentary beverages. All shows are held at 533 Royal St., and The Collection’s current exhibition and gift shop are open for extended hours during the concerts. For more information, call (504) 523-4662 or visit www.hnoc.org.