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Elvis' 80th Birthday Celebration

A little Honky Tonk in honor of the King.

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Thursday January 8, 2015

Elvis' 80th Birthday Celebration

A little Honky Tonk in honor of the King.

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Celebrate Elvis’ Birthday with Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue and the sounds of Sun Records.

Celebrate Elvis’ Birthday with Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue and the sounds of Sun Records.

This special evening begins at 7:30pm and will feature a talk with Barbara Barnes Sims author of The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records and accompanied by Gal Holiday and band playing the songs that Barbara is speaking about.

A book signing will follow

At 8:30pm after the talk is over Gal Holiday will be playing a full set so stick around.

The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records chronicles Sims’s career at the studio, a pivotal time at this recording mecca, as she darted from disc jockeys to distributors. Sims not only entertains with personal stories of big personalities, she brings humor to the challenges of a young woman working in a fast and tough industry. - See more here.

Show Date

Thursday January 8, 2015

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

$18.50 plus fees




Thursday February 12, 2015

Arts Council of Baton Rouge Presents: Jazz Listening Room with Stephanie Jordan

A new voice stands up and proclaims itself with supreme depth and understated soul.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center notes, "every so often a new voice stands up and proclaims itself, but few do so with such supreme depth and understated soul..." as vocalist Stephanie Jordan.



After Hurricane Katrina, Stephanie convened with a host of highly regarded singers to perform a benefit relief concert for the victims of the catastrophic storm. On that memorable night; none sang with greater authority or emotional resonance than New Orleans native, Stephanie Jordan, who enthralled the packed house and a national PBS / NPR audience of millions with an ascendant reading of “Here’s To Life.”

Bill Milkowski of JazzTimes Magazine writes, “Stephanie Jordan, a standout here, was the real discovery of the evening. Her haunting rendition of this bittersweet ode associated with Shirley Horn was delivered with uncanny poise and a depth of understated soul that mesmerized the crowd and registered to the back rows.”

The voice of Lena Horne served as Stephanie’s first introduction to great jazz singers and she has had the privilege of working directly with Shirley Horn as her mentor. As the daughter of saxophonist Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Stephanie’s musical roots run deep. Stephanie Jordan is the fifth performer to emerge from this family of New Orleans musicians.


This event will be the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre and is a part of the Arts Council's Jazz Listening Room series.

For tickets to the Arts Council’s River City Jazz Masters Series, click


Thursday May 14, 2015

Arts Council of Baton Rouge Presents: Jazz Listening Room with Brad Walker

A pioneer that mixes R&B, Indie, Jazz, and modern rock for your listening pleasure.

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Modern jazz, incorporating elements of R&B, indie music, and rock characterizes the music of saxophonist Brad Walker. Originally from North Carolina, he came to study music at LSU, and after earning his degree, he spent three years in New York City, listening to and learning from the legendary virtuosos there. Inspired to make his mark on the music world, Brad left NYC and settled into the perfect place for a young saxophonist: New Orleans.

Upon arrival, Brad delved head first into the New Orleans music scene and created his own modern jazz quintet. He enlisted some of the city’s musical heavyweights to fulfill his vision: Simon Lott, Brian Seeger, James Singleton, and pianists Oscar Rossignoli and Doc Sharp. The mutual respect between these musicians has helped cultivate Brad’s musical vision into an exciting reality. Together they seamlessly blend the language of modern jazz with electric flavors of rock, funk, and soul, creating a distinct sound that stands out in today’s vibrant New Orleans music scene.


This event will be the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre and is a part of the Arts Council's Jazz Listening Room series.

For tickets to the Arts Council’s River City Jazz Masters Series, click