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NICKEL-A-DANCE: Gerald French & The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

Gerald French is from one of the pioneering families of New Orleans traditional jazz, known as “The Giant” for his own original style of drumming, which has taken him all over the world. He’s been Charmaine Neville’s drummer since the early 2000s, as well as for the Dixie Cups and Harry Connick Jr.

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NICKEL-A-DANCE: Gerald French & The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

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Mar 06, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST

New Orleans, 508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

About The Event

Gerald French is from one of the pioneering families of New Orleans traditional jazz and is known as “The Giant” for his own original style of drumming, which has taken him all over the world performing many types of music.

He’s been Charmaine Neville’s drummer since the early 2000s, later for the famed women’s trio of 1960s pop hit wonder, The Dixie Cups, and in 2004 joined the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band. 2022 marks his 10th year as bandleader for New Orleans’ oldest active trad band, The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, a torch passed to Gerald as family tradition in 2011. 

NICKEL-A-DANCE is a free series of Sunday afternoon traditional jazz concerts started in 1994 that now take place each spring and fall season, and is a hit with children, families, seniors, and the general dancing public that don’t tend to go to night clubs.  It attracts a diverse group of fans that meet on Frenchmen Street to celebrate jazz as America’s original dance music while listening to the best of today’s classic jazz bands.

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