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Closing Night Party: Cedric Burnside / Eddie 9V

Cedric Burnside still lives on several acres not far from the Holly Springs, Mississippi, home where he was raised by “Big Daddy,” his grandfather, the late singer/songwriter/guitarist R.L. Burnside. Cedric was literally born to the blues, more specifically, the “rhythmically unorthodox” Hill country variant which emerged from Mississippi, where he grew up surrounded (and influenced)…

Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen / Lakou Mizik

Jon Cleary’s work pays obvious homage to the classic Crescent City keyboard repertoire created by such icons as Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Dr. John, and James Booker – while also using it as a launching pad for a style that incorporates such other diverse influences as ’70s soul and R&B,…

Lakou Mizik / Leyla McCalla

Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their culture and communicate a message of pride, strength and hope to their countrymen and the world. Lakou…

Cajun Dance Party: The Revelers

Representing the new generation of Cajun musicians, The Revelers blend the fundamental elements of Cajun music with pop, rock, and R&B to create their signature brand of Louisiana-bred party music. Between them, Blake Miller (accordion), Chas Justus (guitar), Daniel Coolik (fiddle, guitar), Chris Miller (saxophone), Trey Boudreaux (bass), and Glenn Fields (drums) are connected with…

Latin Dance Party: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Founded in 2000 by composer-arranger Oscar Hernández, the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra is one of the most formidable, thrilling and authentic Latin jazz collectives working today. Born into a large Puerto Rican family living in the Bronx, near Spanish Harlem, Hernández started playing trumpet at age 12, then switched to piano. By the 1970s, he…

Cajun Dance Party: The Revelers

Representing the new generation of Cajun musicians, The Revelers blend the fundamental elements of Cajun music with pop, rock, and R&B to create their signature brand of Louisiana-bred party music. Between them, Blake Miller (accordion), Chas Justus (guitar), Daniel Coolik (fiddle, guitar), Chris Miller (saxophone), Trey Boudreaux (bass), and Glenn Fields (drums) are connected with…

Latin Dance Party: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Founded in 2000 by composer-arranger Oscar Hernández, the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra is one of the most formidable, thrilling and authentic Latin jazz collectives working today. Born into a large Puerto Rican family living in the Bronx, near Spanish Harlem, Hernández started playing trumpet at age 12, then switched to piano. By the 1970s, he…

George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners / Rebirth Brass Band

An SMF Encore Production   Perhaps best known as the bassist for The Meters, George Porter, Jr. is one of the progenitors of the modern funky New Orleans sound. During the course of a career spanning more than four decades, Porter has worked with a galaxy of stars including Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne,…