Concerts in the Courtyard with Banu Gibson
Now in its eighth 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.
A swinging jazz singer, Banu Gibson’s repertoire focuses on songs of the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s. Rather than simply mimicking singers of the past, though, Gibson adds fresh interpretations to Tin Pan Alley standards and jazz classics by Gershwin, Ellington, Berlin, Carmichael, and more. Gibson and her band have appeared on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and PBS’s “Jazz From New Orleans,” and they headlined nationwide at concerts, jazz festivals, and clubs. They have played all over Europe and in the United States with symphony orchestras.
At the May event, Gibson will be joined by Rex Gregory, clarinet/sax; Todd Duke, guitar; and Ed Wise, bass.
All concerts this season will feature a bar serving white wine and beer. In addition, Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails—sponsor of THNOC’s exhibition From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long—will provide Ramos Gin Fizz cocktails (a favorite of Long’s) at the May concert.
Admission to each show is $10, free for THNOC members, and includes three complimentary beverages. All shows are held at 533 Royal Street, and THNOC’s gift shop and first floor galleries will be open for extended hours during the concerts.
Mark your calendars for the final show of the spring 2015 season:
June 12: Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
About the sponsor
AOS is a full-service provider of contract commercial office furniture, modular interior construction and storage solutions. They are the largest FF&E (furniture, fixtures, and equipment) contractor in Louisiana and Mississippi and have been partnering with their clients and the architectural community to create beautiful, functional, and productive spaces for more than 38 years. AOS’s collaborative approach to workplace design results in precise solutions carefully attuned to each client’s purpose.