Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese

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Admission: $5 - order in advance online (see below)
Location: The Civic Theater
510 O’Keefe St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
Phone: (504) 558-6100

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Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese

Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese

Sold out! All available advance tickets for this event have been sold. However, we do expect a few seats to become available on the night of the show. Any available tickets will be sold at the Civic Theater box office.

Additional note: Tickets purchased in advance guarantee admission only until 7:15 p.m. Seats not claimed by 7:15 p.m. will be resold. There will be no refunds for tickets purchased in advance but not redeemed by 7:15 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is by general admission (no reserved seats).

Jazz Journey Concert
Thursday, Feb. 6
The Civic Theater

The Spring Quartet
Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano,
Esperanza Spalding, Leo Genovese

The Christian Scott Sextet

No Photography Allowed (with or without flash). No Audio or Video Recording.

This concert will broadcast live in its entirety on WWOZ 90.7 FM and www.wwoz.org.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents a very special concert in our Jazz Journey series.

The headline attraction is a special assembly of four legendary jazz musicians - drummer Jack DeJohnette, saxophonist Joe Lovano, bass player Esperanza Spalding and pianist Leo Genovese - performing together as the once-in-a-lifetime ensemble being billed as The Spring Quartet.

Opening the show will be the Grammy-nominated trumpeter and New Orleans native Christian Scott and his sextet.

The concert takes place at the Civic Theater (510 O'Keefe Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113). Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The concert starts at 8:00 p.m. Seating is by general admission (no reserved seats).

This concert previously was announced as a free event. Due to what we expect will be intense demand for seats, we have instituted the almost-free ticket price of $5. Tickets purchased online in advance will guarantee admission (but not reserved seats). Depending on availability, tickets also will be available for purchase at the door. 

Sold out! Due to extremely high demand, all available advance tickets for this event have been sold. If any seats are available the night of the show, will sell them at the box office.

This concert will be broadcast live in its entirety on radio station WWOZ 90.7 (and online at www.wwoz.org).

This concert is produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, plus other raised revenues, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment.

The Spring Quartet

Jack DeJohnette
In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA and Grammy winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. The list of creative associations throughout his career is lengthy and diverse: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Joe Henderson, Freddy Hubbard, Betty Carter and so many more. Along the way, he has developed a versatility that allows room for hard bop, R&B, world music, avant-garde, and just about every other style to emerge in the past half-century.

Joe Lovano
Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history,” Grammy Award winning saxophone giant Joe Lovano has distinguished himself for some three decades as a prescient and path finding force in the arena of creative music. Since starting his career in the 1970s, he has worked with a who's who of jazz greats, including Woody Herman, Jack McDuff, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Scofield, Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, Jim Hall, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Charlie Haden, McCoy Tyner and many more. The secret to Lovano’s success is his fearless ability to push the conceptual and thematic choices he has made in his quest to find new modes of artistic expression within the jazz idiom.

Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Spalding is an American jazz bassist, cellist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions.She has won three Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 2011 Grammy Awards, making her the first jazz artist to win the award. Spalding was the 2005 recipient of the Boston Jazz Society scholarship for outstanding musicianship.[8] Almost immediately after graduation from college later the same year, Spalding was hired by Berklee College of Music, becoming one of the youngest instructors in the institution's history, at age 20. Pat Metheny said in 2008 it was immediately obvious "that she had a lot to say and was also unlike any musician I had ever run across before. Her unique quality is something that goes beyond her pretty amazing musical skills; she has that rare 'x' factor of being able to transmit a certain personal kind of vision and energy that is all her own." At the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies, Spalding was invited to perform at Oslo City Hall and again at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert by that year's Laureate, U.S. President Barack Obama.

Leo Genovese
Born and raised in Venado Tuerto, Argentina, in 1979, Genovese discovered music through a variety of sources. At home, his mother played classical piano. In addition,he gravitated to the rock and pop – and later the blues and jazz – of his native country as well as the U.S. He began playing piano when he was only five or six, although he admits that he didn’t practice much and didn’t really appreciate the range and versatility of the instrument until his teenage years. When he was 15, his older brother started playing the piano as well, and made his way into a series of rock bands. Suddenly, music had an energy and an appeal that Genovese hadn’t recognized earlier. He enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2001, where he developed a collaboration with a fellow Berklee alum, Esperanza Spalding. When not recording his own albums or touring with Spalding, Genovese – who is currently based in New York – also plays with a loosely assembled group called the Chromatic Gauchos.

Grammy-nominted trumpeter and bandleader Christican Scott is a New Orleans native, a nephew of the saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr., and is widely regarded as the model for the character Delmond Lambreaux (played by Rob Brown) on HBO's series "Treme." Christian Scott was born to Cara Harrison and Clinton Scott III and also has a twin brother, Kiel. He studied at the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts under the guidance of program directors, Clyde Kerr, Jr. and Kent Jordan. Once he completed high school, Scott received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. While attending Berklee, he studied under the direction of Charlie Lewis, Dave Santoro, and Gary Burton. In just three years, he was able to complete his undergraduate degree in Professional Music with a concentration in Film Scoring. Since 2006, he has released four studio albums and one live recording, becoming one of the fastest-rising stars on the international modern jazz scene.

Members of the Christian Scott Sextet are:
Christian Scott, trumpet, reverse flugel
Sirenette Braxton Cook,  straight alto sax
Matt Stevens, guitar
Lawrence Fields, piano
Kris Funn,  bass
Corey Fonville, drums
Special Guest Vocalist Isadora Mendez-Scott



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