Artist Series

Take Me to the River

Take Me to the River

Celebrating the Music of New Orleans

Friday, October 11, 2019 • 7:00 PM

Shockley-Zalabak Theater

Take Me To The River: New Orleans LIVE! gathers some of the most influential figures of modern New Orleans funk, R&B, soul, and jazz together for a night of unforgettable music. Featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, and more.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
This band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. Their unique sound has allowed them to tour in over 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-plus years after their founding, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre- bending romps and high-octane performances.

Ivan Neville, Ian Neville
Ivan Neville and Ian Neville stand out among the best musicians to ever arise from the Crescent City. Descended from Neville family bloodlines, these cousins ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements.
Ivan has worked with the Rolling Stones, The Neville Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, and Keith Richards.

Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Walter “Wolfman” Washington is a mainstay in New Orleans music. His guitar style combines R&B, funk, and modern jazz. His singing is emotional and heartfelt. His guitar work is intricate and full. There is a little Kenny Burrell, a little George Benson, and a lot of New Orleans charm in his performances.

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