Tonight's show features some classic musicians from the swing era like Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw and Count Basie...plus female vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Linda Ronstadt, and Billie Holiday.
If you are missing the hip jazz nights at Chez Nora we used to play, there's this cozy hip spot in Northside on Hamilton Ave. called The LISTING LOON. It's in a space that used to be a tango dance studio next to the bike shop SPUN BICYCLES. The address is 4124 Hamilton Ave. They have a nice piano at The Listing Loon as well as all kinds of unique beers and a full bar. I'm playing piano there this Wednesday at 8pm with Bryan Berwanger on bass & Brendan Blumer on drums.
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Phish, John Fogerty, Lyle Lovett, Christina Aguilera, Santana, the Avett Brothers, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Charlie Wilson are bound for the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest. The roster also includes Robert Plant, Robin Thicke, Trey Songz, the Alabama Shakes, the String Cheese Incident, Public Enemy and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.