Naughty Professor Announce JazzFest Show

Article Contributed by LiveLoud | Published on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Acclaimed New Orleans-based band Naughty Professor recently announced the first leg of their winter and spring tour in support of their upcoming new album, Identity. Today, Naughty Professor reveal the addition of a mainstage performance (The Acura Stage) at New Orleans JazzFest on Friday, May 5, followed by a late night show at d.b.a. Naughty Professor welcomes Identity collaborators and special guests to join them at d.b.a. – including Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy), members of The Soul Rebels, Cliff Hines, Sasha Masakowsi, Cole DeGenova, Dexter Gilmore, Jason Butler, Mykia Jovan and more TBA - for a hometown throwdown not to be missed.'

Naughty Professor’s d.b.a. show details are as follows:
Friday, May 5 - Late Night @ 2:00 AM
Naughty Professor with Special Guests Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy), members of The Soul Rebels, Cliff Hines, Sasha Masakowsi, Cole DeGenova, Dexter Gilmore, Jason Butler, Mykia Jovan and more TBA
618 Frenchmen St New Orleans, LA
Tickets $20 (very limited pre-sale tickets will be available soon) / Ages 21+

For more information, please contact 504-942-3731 or visit

Currently on a spring North American tour, Naughty Professor can be seen in over 20 cities across the US -- bringing the band through major cities such as Chicago, Washington DC, New York, Boston and more-- before returning to New Orleans for JazzFest and the d.b.a. late night show on May 5.'

Naughty Professor has released two singles from Identity, including the politically charged track “Darker Daze” featuring legendary hip-hop artist Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and fellow New Orleans musician Dexter Gilmore and acclaimed song “Stray” featuring David Shaw (The Revivalists) on vocals. Offbeat describes, “The Revivalists frontman’s smooth, soulful style is a great fit for Naughty Professor’s laid back energy,” while Live Music Daily praises, “What we hear and see in this video is the longevity of New Orleans’ musicians producing music that touches the heart and soul and pulls at the emotions of the human heart.”

Naughty Professor raises the stakes on its upcoming album release, Identity.  Where their prior releases showcased the group's knack for self-contained instrumentals, Identity finds the band teaming with a stellar assortment of more than a dozen cutting-edge collaborators, with Dave Shaw of the Revivalists, Ivan Neville, Benny Bloom, Mike Dillon, members of The Soul Rebels, and others lending vocal, instrumental and compositional contributions.  The result finds Naughty Professor expanding their music into exciting new territory.
About Naughty Professor:
Together since 2010, Naughty Professor’s adventurous recordings and horn-charged, high-energy live performances have earned them an enthusiastic fan base as well as widespread praise from their musical peers.  The ensemble's first three albums have won acclaim from fans and critics alike, and their diligent roadwork has established Naughty Professor as a beloved live act.  Weaving together complex, inventive compositions and loose, organic improvisation, Naughty Professor’s music honors their hometown's jazz, R&B and brass-band traditions, while their unique, signature sound contributes to New Orleans’ ever-unfolding musical legacy.
                                                                                                                         Naughty Professor Tour Dates


Gypsy Sally's w/ featured vocalist Cole Degenova | Supporting Pimps of Joytime

Washington, DC


American Beauty w/ featured vocalist Cole Degenova 

New York, NY


Thunder Road w/ featured vocalist Cole Degenova 

Somerville, MA


Nectar's w/ featured vocalist Cole Degenova 

Burlington, VT


The Capitol Theatre w/ The Revivalists 

Port Chester, NY



Bridgeport, CT


The 8 x 10 w/ featured vocalist Sam Kuslan 

Baltimore, MD


James Street Gastropub w/ featured vocalist Sam Kuslan 

Pittsburgh, PA


Asheville Music Hall w/ featured vocalist Sam Kuslan, Stoop Kids 

Asheville, NC


Hogs for the Cause 2017 

New Orleans, LA


French Quarter Fest

New Orleans, LA


YLC Wednesdays at the Square w/ Big Sam's Funky Nation 

New Orleans, LA


Orpheum Theater w/ St. Paul and the Broken Bones

New Orleans, LA


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 

New Orleans, LA


d.b.a. w/ special guests Chali 2na, Nate Werth, & more

New Orleans, LA


Tipitina's w/ Dumpstaphunk, DJ Soul Sister 

New Orleans, LA

5/26 - 5/28

Summer Camp Music Festival 

Chillicothe, IL