Wed, Oct 19|
The Sandbar @ The Cove at UNO
JAZZ @ THE SANDBAR: Roland Guerin
Raised in a musical family - his father a great lover of jazz & classical music, his mother, a blues & zydeco bass player - Roland Guerin began playing bass at the age of 11. While studying Marketing at Southern University, Guerin joined legendary jazz educator Alvin Batiste’s band. | $10 Admission
Time & Location
Oct 19, 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
Raised in a musical family - his father a great lover of jazz and classical music, his mother, a blues and zydeco bass player - Roland Guerin began playing bass at the age of 11. While studying Marketing at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Guerin joined legendary jazz educator Alvin Batiste’s band, The Jazztronauts. Having inherited much of Batiste’s musical innovations and concepts, Guerin developed ways to bring his own musical voice to life. The jazz genre became his avenue toward success. Over the course of his career, Guerin toured and performed with legendary musicians, such as George Benson, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, John Scofield, Ellis Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, and more. He also participated in the recording of numerous albums, including The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Grammy Award winning album "Down in New Orleans," Marcus Roberts’s Grammy Award nominated recording of George Gershwin’s classic "Rhapsody in Blue," and Allen Toussaint’s album "Connected." As a member of the Marcus Roberts Trio from 1994 to 2009, Guerin performed at the head of symphony orchestras across the world. Guerin joined the Allen Toussaint band in 2008, touring and performing with Toussaint until his passing in 2015. Soon thereafter, Guerin joined the band of legendary Dr. John, becoming his last Musical Director, before Mac passed in 2019.
Sets at 7:00pm and 8:30pm.
Admission is $10 at the door | All Ages
FREE for students & staff. Admission proceeds benefit the students of the Jazz Studies program at UNO.
THE SANDBAR is LOCATED at 100 Founders Rd. inside "The Cove" on the campus of the University of New Orleans. (Enter from 2000 Lakeshore Drive)