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Wed, Apr 13


The Sandbar @ The Cove at UNO


Jazz @ The Sandbar is proud to present renowned Kentucky-raised, New Orleans-schooled pianist and composer Jon Cowherd of the famed Louisiana-bred Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band as a guest teaching artist this season with his Mercy Project. $10 Admission

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Time & Location

Apr 13, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

The Sandbar @ The Cove at UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70122, USA

About The Event

The Kentucky-raised, New Orleans-schooled, New York-based Jon Cowherd is best known for his long- running partnership with drummer/bandleader Brian Blade, with whom he co-founded the Grammy nominated Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band, whose acclaimed, influential albums showcase Cowherd's stellar keyboard work and singular compositional skills. When not recording and touring with the Fellowship, Cowherd has worked extensively with a broad array of players and singers from the jazz, pop and rock worlds including Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, Brandi Carlile, KD Lang, Rosanne Cash, Iggy Pop, Glen Hansard, Cassandra Wilson, John Scofield and Lizz Wright. 

In 2013, ArtistShare and Blue Note Records released Cowherd’s first album as a leader, “Mercy,” which features Bill Frisell, John Patitucci and Brian Blade. Cowherd and Blade also directed the all star Joni Mitchell tribute, “Joni 75,” along with such artists as Brandi Carlile, Glen Hans-rd, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with Marisoul, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor and Rufus Wainwright. 

In 2017, Cowherd released a new recording on the vinyl-only Newvelle Records label; “Gateway” consists of 7 compositions by Cowherd and one from Brian Blade, and features Steve Cardenas and Tony Scherr.

As an arranger, Cowherd has scored for big band, strings and symphony orchestra for Brandi Carlile, Cassandra Wilson, Lizz Wright, the Fellowship Band and the Shreveport Symphony and the Loyola University Symphony Orchestra.

Other current touring projects include Alicia Olatuja, Nate Smith and Kinfolk, Tom Guarna’s Wishing Stones project and a new project with John Scofield touring in the Spring & Summer 2022 called “Yankee Go Home.” 

Tonight, Cowherd presents his Mercy Project ensemble, featuring

Jon Cowherd - piano Steve Cardenas - guitar  Tony Scherr - bass  Allan Mednard - drums 

Sets at 7:00pm and 8:30pm. 

Admission is $10 at the door  |  All Ages 

THE SANDBAR is LOCATED at 100 Founders Rd. at "The Cove" on the campus of the University of New Orleans. (Enter from 2000 Lakeshore Drive)

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