New Orleans Jazz and New Shows Announced

The Ridgefield Playhouse
Moffly Media Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz Series
Enjoy complimentary wine tastings and an art exhibit
in the lobby before each performance!
Celebrate Mardi Gras with

Soul Brass Band & Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30pm
Celebrate Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday with a night of New Orleans jazz & funk with Soul Brass Band! Their mix of Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, and R&B with Derrick Freeman's truth-telling and consciousness-raising, comic relief, will make this a night of music you won't soon forget! Featured on Live For Live Music's Brass Bands You Need To Know, the Funky Dawgz have exploded onto the live music scene playing a mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, and today's top hits with a brass twist

Raul Midón
Sunday, March 26 at 8pm
Raul Midón is celebrated as one of music's most distinctive and searching voices. Heralded as a "one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus, " (NY Times), Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg.

Jon Cleary
Thursday, April 6 at 8pm
New Orleans funk master Jon Cleary is a 2016 Grammy award-winner, as well as off Beat Magazine's 2016 Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year (for "Boneyard"), and Best Piano/Keyboardist. Cleary has contributed to Grammy Award-winning albums by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Taj Mahal.

Squirrel Nut Zippers and Ozomatli "United Together" Tour
Wednesday, April 19 at 8pm
VIP Meet and Greet tickets available!
Two beloved bands coming from different points on the map, bringing their audiences together for a select run of shows!
Ozomatli caught their first big break opening for Santana on the tour for his legendary "Supernatural" album, and got their first Grammy a few short years later.
These festival favorites meld multicultural rhythms with a rock solid horn section and socially conscious lyrics to make for one of the best dance parties on earth.
Just over 20 years have passed since the Squirrel Nut Zippers released their most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot,which wound up selling more than 1.3 million copies on the back of the era-defining single "Hell" Their music is a fusion of 1930s era swing Delta blues, gypsy jazz, klezmer and other styles, which, when blended together make for a jumpin' good party.

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra
Sunday, May 27 at 8pm
Ottmar Liebert is one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world.
The five-time Grammy nominee is best known for his engaging mix of subdued flamenco guitar with South American percussion, rock, jazz, and pop influences.
His popular albums "Barcelona Nights, " "Nouveau Flamenco" and "Borrasca" have earned 38 Gold and Platinum certifications in the United States and more internationally.
A German-born guitarist, songwriter, and producer, he cites musical influences such as Carlos Santana, Miles Davis, Paco de Lucía, Robert Fripp, and Jeff Beck. Liebert has brought his Spanish-influenced easy listening music and flamenco to mainstream America with a certain level of class and accessibility.

Pink Martini
Wednesday, May 31 at 8pm
With its genre-bending, multilingual glory, Pink Martini's sounds are "rich, hugely approachable, cosmopolitan yet unpretentious" (Washington Post). Join these amazing talents for a musical travelogue from a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro to a quaint piazza in Naples, Italy.

Ramsey Lewis
Sunday, June 11 at 8pm
NEA Jazz Master and three-time GRAMMY Award winning pianist Ramsey Lewis has been an iconic leader
in the contemporary jazz movement for more than 50 years. Perhaps best known for his career-defining
"Sun Goddess" album released in 1974, Lewis was also the long-time disc jockey of the nationally-broadcast
Legends of Jazz radio program as well as the host of the 13-episode Legends of Jazz PBS television series.

Glenn Miller Orchestra
Saturday, July 22 at 7:30pm
A legend lives on! The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the Playhouse! With its unique jazz sound, the 18-member Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the greatest bands of all time.

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