NOLA Jazz Band (Feb. 10)
Laissez les bon temps roule!* on Saturday, Feb. 10
7 – 9 pm in the Black Box Theater ($15.00 per ticket)
Join your friends at this festive Mardi Gras celebration at the Orpheum Theater Center this year! In addition to a fantastic performance by the popular NOLA Jazz Band (which has a national following), all attendees will receive a complimentary beignet (a Cajun donut) and beads.
Based in Des Moines, NOLA Jazz Band personnel have been inducted into the Iowa Jazz, Blues, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The band plays its own version of Traditional Jazz Standards, current new music coming out of New Orleans, and a unique version of current songs and standards in the New Orleans Traditional style of playing. The NOLA Jazz Band has played numerous times in New Orleans, and alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups including Davina & The Vagabonds from Minneapolis, Sony recording artist Bria Skonberg from New York City, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops. The band can be regularly found on the first Friday of many months at the Des Moines Social Club.
Red Wine/Clementine Spritzers, a festive New Orleans-derived drink, will be offered for sale.
* Let the good times roll!
Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the Orpheum Theater Center, or at the door on the night of the performance.