New Orleans Jazz and Heritage and Festival: Highlights from Piano Night 2011
After a power weekend of Jazz Fest, Piano Night 2011 blew everyone away, with some of our favorite pianists, old and new. With a mix of flag bearers like Dr. Lonnie Smith, Henry Gray and Carol Fran, and young luminaries Marco Benevento, Nigel Hall and singer Sasha Masakowski, it was everything "piano" under the sun.
Piano Night: We look back on a night that honored the 88’s. Piano Night - every year on the Monday night between the two weekends of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage and Festival. This hour-long program includes music from Piano Heaven, a smaller stage for more intimate performances (Jessie McBride, Marco Benevento, Cynthia Chen) as well as the main stage at the House of Blues (Dr. Lonnie Smith, Victor Atkins, Bob Andrews, Tom Worrell), featuring full ensembles that change throughout the show.