Concerts in the Courtyard with Hot Club of New Orleans
Rained out at November’s concert, Hot Club of New Orleans returns to Concerts in the Courtyard.
Concerts in the Courtyard
with Hot Club of New Orleans
Sponsored by Associated Office Systems
Friday, March 14
Doors: 5:30 p.m. • Music: 6–8 p.m.
Admission is $10, free for THNOC members,* and includes three complimentary beverages.
Now in its seventh year, The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Concerts in the Courtyard offers a fun, casual way to kick off the weekend with live outdoor performances by Louisiana musicians. The spring series opens Friday, March 14, with a performance by Hot Club of New Orleans.
Hot Club of New Orleans, whose performance at the November 2013 event was rained out, takes swing-era music and retains a classical groove, melding it with modern sensibilities. They count greats like Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli among their influences, and their tight but fun sound has led to performances at various festivals including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Fellini Jazz Festival and Jazz Ascona Festival in Switzerland. Band members include Christopher Kohl (clarinet), Matt Rhody (violin/vocals), Nathan Lambertson (bass), Larry Scala (guitar) and John Rodli (guitar).
All concerts this season will feature white wine from Republic National Distributing Co. and beer from NOLA Brewing Co. Republic National Distributing Co. is the second-largest beverage alcohol distributor of premium wine and spirits in the U.S. NOLA Brewing Co. was launched in 2008 by local entrepreneur Kirk Coco and Peter Caddoo, a former brewmaster at Dixie Beer.
Mark your calendars for the rest of the spring 2014 season:
Capacity is limited and the event is designed for a standing audience. Outside chairs, food, and beverages are not permitted on the premises.
*Memberships begin at $35 per year.