7th Annual Backbeat Jazzfest Series Coming Soon

Article Contributed by Backbeat Foundation | Published on Monday, April 9, 2012

Backbeat Foundation began its Backbeat Jazzfest Series in 2006, crossing our fingers and hoping that the music lovers who annually descend upon our city would not let Hurricane Katrina silence the music, passion and kinetic energy of the night.  The fans did not disappoint and now 7 years later we continue to celebrate the MUSIC.Many of you have followed us from our humble beginnings and inaugural series on Gravier St., to the legendary Café Brazil, the veritable 3 ring circus at Colton and the mysterious Temple.  In 2012 the Backbeat Jazzfest Series will once again traverse the town with shows at The Temple, Tipitina’s French Quarter, Blue Nile, 12 Bar and the new Café Istanbul.  The line up will take you on a musical globetrot always returning to the roots of New Orleans.   Backbeat strives to create not just concerts but happenings, encouraging new collaborations on stage and helping to create unique experiences for our supporters and the musicians alike.The 2012 initial lineup includes: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Soulive;  George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners; Big Sam’s Funky Nation; Tab Benoit; Ivan Neville’s Piano Sessions Vol. 2; MASHUP: feat. Ike Stubblefield. Terence Higgins and Grant Green Jr; Dirty Dozen Brass Band;  Cyril Neville’s: Nevillution; Honey Is Theresa Andersson; Dr. Klaw: feat. Eric Krasno, Adam Deitch, Nick Daniels and Ian Neville; Pedrito Martinez Group; Funky Butt Revisited; Debo Band; Slavic Soul Party!; Stooges Brass Band; Khris Royal & Dark Matter; Flow Tribe; Mia Borders and many more.Tickets:  Tickets for all shows are available online at www.backbeatfoundation.org2012 Line Up FRIDAY APRIL 27, 2012Carolina Chocolate DropsDoors at 9PM, Show at 10PMThe Temple NOLAStooges Brass Band / Slavic Soul Party! / Debo BandDoors at 9PM, Show at 10PMBlue Nile Balcony RoomTheresa Andersson / Cedric Burnside Project /T-Bird & The Breaks9PM doors, 10PM showCafé IstanbulGeorge  Porter Jr & Runnin PardnersLate Night show (technically 4/28)1:00am doors,  1:30am showThe Temple  NOLASATURDAY APRIL 28, 2012Dirty Dozen Brass Band 35th Anniversary Family Reunion / Album Release Party PLUS Big Sam's Funky NationDoors at 9PM, Show at 10PMThe Temple  NOLAJohnny  Sketch & the Dirty Notes plus Amanda Shaw & The Cute  GuysDoors at 9pm,  Show at 10pmTipitina's French QuarterFlow Tribe w/ Sol Driven Train & EarphunkDoors at 9PM, show at 10PM.Blue Nile Balcony RoomRoyal Southern Brotherhood + guestsand Mia BordersDoors at 9PM, Show at 10PM12 BarStanton  Moore Piano Trio feat/ David Torkanowsky & Jim Singleton plus Khris Royal & Dark MatterDoors at 9PM, Show at 10PMCafé IstanbulKhris Royal & Dark Matter (Late Night)1AM Doors, 1:30AM ShowCafé IstanbulSUNDAY APRIL 29, 2012Funky  Butt Revisited w/ Big Sam Williams, Calvin Turner,Nikki  Glaspie, Will Bernard, Topaz, Nigel Hall, plus moreSunday, Apr  29 | Doors at 9PM, Show at 10PMCafé IstanbulWEDNESDAY MAY 2, 2012Ivan Neville's Piano Sessions Vol. 2Early: Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pmBlue NileGravity  A & MonophonicsDoors at 10:00pm, Show at 11pmBlue NileTHURSDAY MAY 3, 2012Southern Troubadours - Tab Benoit, Devon Allman, Mike Zito,Mia Borders and moreDoors at 9PM, Show at 10PMThe Temple NOLACyril Neville's: NevillutionDoors at 9PM, Show at 10PMBlue NileEddie Roberts Trio feat. Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds),Jermal Watson (Dirty Dozen), Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars)plus Khris Royal & Dark MatterDoors at 9PM, Show at 10PM12 BarHoney Island Swamp BandLate Night Show (Technically May 4th)1am doors /  1:30am showBlue NileStanton Moore Piano Trio: feat. D.  Torkanowsky & J. Singleton + Sasha Masakowski & Musical PlaygroundDoors at 11PM, Show at 11:30 PMCafe IstanbulStooges Brass BandHi Ho Lounge  10PMSteven Bernstein's Fest Mob feat. Marco Benevento, Will Bernard, Kirk Joseph & Mike DillonHi Ho Lounge 2AMFRIDAY MAY 4, 2012MASHUP:  feat. Ike Stubblefield, Terence Higgins, Grant Green Jr., Wycliffe  Gordon plus special guests with  Pedrito Martinez GroupDoors at 9PM, Show at 10PMBlue NileSouliveDoors at 9PM, Show at 10PMThe TempleRoadhouse Deluxe Presents:Tab Benoit's SwampTripper w/ very special guests Doors at 9PM, Show at 10 PMHi Ho LoungeBrother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution OrchestraDoors at 9pm, Show at 10pmBlue Nile Balcony RoomBonerama with Cedric Burnside Project f/ Roosevelt Collierplus Flow  TribeDoors at 9pm, Show at 10pmTipitina's French QuarterBig  Sam's Funky NationLate Night Show (Technically May 5th)1AM  doors,1:30AM showBlue NileMike  Dillon and YoJimboLate Night Show (Technically May 5th)1AM doors,  1:30AM showBlue Nile BalconyOn The Verge: Khris Royal, Joe Dyson, Max Moran,Sasha Masakowski, Andrew McGowan plus ....MidnightCafe IstanbulSATURDAY MAY 5, 2012The WILD Revival: Spirit On Fire w/ Big Chief Monk Boudreaux  &Big  Chief Bo Dollis Sr. w/ the Wild Magnolias + Stooges Brass BandAND  Big Sam's Funky NationDoors at 9pm, Show at 10pmTemple NOLATheresa Andersson plus Brass-A-Holics and RevivalistsSaturday, May 5 | Doors at 9pm, Show at 10pmTipitina's  French QuarterJohnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes plusStorm Warning feat. Pete Murano, Kirk Joseph, Matt Hubbard,Calvin Johnson & Jamal BatisteDoors at 9pm, Show at 10pm12 BarDr Klaw feat/ members of Soulive, Warren Haynes Band,Dumpstaphunk,  John Scofield, & moreDoors at 9pm, Show at 10pmBlue NileWimBash feat. members of Living Colourwith Khris Royal & Dark MatterDoors at 9pm, Show at 10pmBlue Nile Balcony RoomMonophonics2AM (technically May 6)Blue Nile Balcony Room  SUNDAY MAY 6, 2012Funky Butt Revisited w/ Big Sam Williams, Terence Higgins, Nigel Hall,Doug Wimbish, Roosevelt Collier & moreDoors at 9pm, Show at 10pmBlue NileAs our audience has come to expect and enjoy, the Backbeat Jazzfest Series continues to support the Let’s Be Totally Clear initiative and is smoke-free.  Backbeat Foundation also would like to thank Whole Foods Market, The Louisiana Division of the Arts and The Arts Council of New Orleans for their continued support. About the Backbeat FoundationThe Backbeat Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt Louisiana non-profit corporation established in September 2005 in New Orleans to address the critical needs facing the local artist community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Since its initial formation as a disaster relief organization, the Foundation has become a long-term partner and resource to local artists through art presenting and supporting activities. . The mission of the Backbeat Foundation is to foster support of the rich New Orleans cultural heritage through the presentation of innovative arts and music programming and community based events and projects. For more information, please visit www.backbeatfoundation.org.