Music Lineup, Symposium Schedule Released For 17th Anniversary Satchmo SummerFest Presented By Chevron
NEW ORLEANS – French Quarter Festivals, Inc. announced the complete music lineup and Satchmo Symposium schedule for the 17th Anniversary Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron.
The premier American jazz festival dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, Satchmo SummerFest returns to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint from Aug. 4 – 6. The nominal daily admission of $5 (children 12 and under are free) helps support local musicians and pay for the event, reps said.
Admission also provides access to the Satchmo Symposium and Pops' Playhouse for Kids, both located inside the museum.
View the Satchmo Symposium schedule here
Six Artists Make Festival Debuts
Grammy-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton makes his Satchmo SummerFest debut in 2017. Payton, widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time, began his professional career at the age of ten as a member of James Andrews' All-Star Brass; he was given his first steady gig by guitarist Danny Barker at The Famous Door on Bourbon Street. Payton's 2017 release, Afro Caribbean Mixtape, fuses the traditions of New Orleans with modern jazz, hip-hop, mixtape, and spoken-word. Other 2017 Satchmo SummerFest debuts include: Stephanie Jordan, Quiana Lynell, David L. Harris, Pin Stripe Brass Band, and Ashlin Parker Trumpet Mafia.
Indoor Back o' Town Stage Returns
Music on Three Stages
In addition to returning to its original location at the Mint, Satchmo SummerFest brings back the indoor Back o' Town stage, which will be located on the second floor of the museum. The stage will feature a dance floor, dance instruction by NOLA Jitterbugs, and live dance music on Saturday and Sunday. Outside, two tented stages will provide three days of musical performances. The lineup includes Hot 8 Brass Band, Catherine Russell, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Bill Summers & Jazalsa, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutté, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, Jeremy Davenport, Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, Trumpet Tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring Kermit Ruffins, James Andrews and the Crescent City All-Stars, Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road, Ellis Marsalis, Wendell Brunious, Charmaine Neville, and many more.
2017 Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron Music Lineup
Ashlin Parker Trumpet Mafia
Barbara Shorts and Blue Jazz
Bill Summers & Jazalsa
Calvin Johnson and Native Son
Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders
Corey Henry's Treme Funktet
Dance Lessons by NOLA Jitterbugs
David L. Harris
Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders
Ecirb Müller's Twisted Dixie
Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road
Hot 8 Brass Band
James Andrews and the Crescent City All-Stars
Joe Lastie New Orleans Sound featuring Kid Merv
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
Lawrence Cotton Legendary Experience
Leroy Jones & New Orleans' Finest
Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys
Nicholas Payton & Afro-Caribbean Mixtape
Pin Stripe Brass Band
Red Wolf Brass Band
Robin Barnes and The Fiyabirds
Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs
Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band
Shotgun Jazz Band
Thais Clark & her JAZZsters
The Original Pinettes Brass Band
The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Preservation Brass
Tom McDermott and His Jazz Hellions
Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony
Treme Brass Band
Trumpet Tribute to Louis Armstrong (with Kermit Ruffins)
Kickoff Party and the Spirit of Satchmo Awards
The 17th anniversary Satchmo SummerFest Kickoff Party will feature an evening of music by New Orleans legend Germaine Bazzle and the presentation of the Spirit of Satchmo Awards at host hotel the historic Omni Royal Orleans Hotel.