Sun, Oct 08|
NICKEL-A-DANCE: Davell Crawford Trad Jazz Band
Join us for our 30th Season!
Time & Location
Oct 08, 2023, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
The Maison , 508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
About The Event
Known as The Prince of New Orleans, Davell Crawford is an all-around musical sensation as a pianist, singer, songwriter, and performer. Raised in the church, Davell is the grandson of the rhythm & blues star James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, who wrote the New Orleans hit song “Jockomo,” ater known as “Iko Iko.”
Davell has been playing piano since he was 7 years old and although he didn't know his grandfather was a musician at the time, the elder Crawford gave him a keyboard when he was 11, and he soon first toured Europe in his early teens.
Like so many New Orleans musicians, Crawford brings a synthesis of styles to his playing, weaving together funk, gospel, and R&B to his piano playing, songwriting and singing. A Steinway endorsed pianist, Davell has released more than seven albums since 1995 on imprints such as Rounder Records, Basin Street Records, and more.
Bill Taylor from Blues Access proclaims that, “Plain and simple, Davell Crawford is one of the most talented musicians alive.”
Join us this evening as Davell returns home to his early roots for a rare show with his New Orleans Trad Jazz Band! Sets at 4:00pm and 5:45pm.
This evening's installment is also an official show of the 2023 #NOLAxNOLA Citywide Festival!
As always, Nickel-A-Dance is FREE of charge, All Ages, and family friendly.
There is a bar and kitchen available, but no one is pressured to drink. Dancing Shoes Suggested!