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NEW ORLEANS (18. Januar 2017) - Um den Einfluss des Jazz auf die Entwicklung des Funk zu würdigen, präsentiert das Royal Sonesta New Orleans' Jazz Playhouse vom 5. bis 11. Februar 2017 sieben erstklassige Künstler in sieben Tagen im Rahmen der allerersten Funk Week. Die Auftritte beginnen jeden Abend um 20:30 Uhr und sind öffentlich, der Eintritt ist frei, bevorzugte Sitzplätze sind jedoch hier erhältlich.

The performance lineup for NOLA Funk Week presented by The Jazz Playhouse will include:

Sunday, Feb. 5
George Porter Jr. Trio mit Ehrengast Khris Royal
In seiner jahrzehntelangen Karriere gilt George Porter Jr. als einer der Urväter des Funk. Als Bandleader der Runnin' Pardners und Bassist der funkigen METERS hat Porter auch mit Musikern wie Allen Toussaint und Earl King, Paul McCartney und Jimmy Buffett zusammengearbeitet. Porters Auftritt im Rahmen der Funk Week wird von Khris Royal als besonderem Gast begleitet.

Montag, 6. Februar
Little Freddie King
A Ninth Ward staple, Little Freddie King is a veteran singer, songwriter and guitarist. The native Mississippian has called New Orleans home since the 1950s, and King has released multiple albums and sang old-style blues with significant funk influences for crowds throughout the world.

Dienstag, 7. Februar
Zusammenfassung mit Gerald French
Raised in the birthplace of jazz, drummer Gerald French is the bandleader of the esteemed Original Tuxedo Jazz Band. French has traveled the world performing with a variety of big-name artists such as Leroy Jones, Harry Connick Jr. and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, on top of numerous festivals where he's taken the stage.

Mittwoch, 8. Februar
Tank & Die Bangas
Infusing rock, gospel, funk and folk, Tank and The Bangas has captivated the Crescent City since forming in 2011. With its distinctive sound, the young group won OffBeat Magazine's 2014 Best Emerging Artist title and has opened for acts such as The Revivalists and The Soul Rebels.

Donnerstag, 9. Februar
Glen David Andrews & Seine Funky Band
Known as the Tremé Prince, Glen David Andrews grew up immersed in Louisiana's jazz culture with a family of musicians. The trombone player has headlined everywhere from New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to an international tour in France, and his Redemption album earned the top spot of OffBeat Magazine's Top 50 Louisiana Album Releases of 2014.

Freitag, 10. Februar
This go-go brass funk band makes waves with its fusion of New Orleans' and Washington D.C.'s signature sounds. Since 2010, this unique award-winning group has traveled more than 65,000 miles across the world for more than 4,500 performances.

Samstag, 11. Februar
No stranger to New Orleans' well-known Jazz & Heritage and Voodoo Festivals, Flow Tribe has drawn audiences in with its one-of-a-kind mending of brass, Cuban-Caribbean rhythms, R&B, soul, rock and hip hop. Its psychedelic sound is heavily influenced by the Crescent City, as the Tribe members are all native New Orleanians.

"We're excited to present NOLA Funk Week and celebrate Jazz's influence on Funk with world renowned artists," Royal Sonesta New Orleans General Manager Alfred L. Groos said. "This is an opportunity to experience the evolution of Funk in an intimate setting with some of the forefathers as well as with some of the most cutting edge and upcoming artists of the genre. It is sure to be an unforgettable experience."

For more information or to reserve a seat at any of the NOLA Funk Week performances, visit The Jazz Playhouse online via its website or on Facebook. Be on the lookout for more exciting events like this happening soon at The Jazz Playhouse!



About The Jazz Playhouse at Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Das Publikum wird sich im The Jazz Playhouse at Royal Sonesta New Orleans wie zu Hause fühlen. Dieser Veranstaltungsort für Live-Musik im legendären Royal Sonesta Hotel in der Bourbon Street 300 präsentiert die besten lokalen und nationalen Headliner-Musiker und ist "das" Ziel der Wahl für ein authentisches Musikerlebnis im French Quarter. Das Jazz Playhouse bietet an sieben Abenden in der Woche Live-Auftritte ohne Eintrittsgebühr sowie Craft-Cocktails und Vorspeisen in einer einzigartig luxuriösen und intimen Umgebung. Für weitere Informationen rufen Sie bitte (504) 553-2299 an oder klicken Sie hier.

Über Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter and steps away from some of the city's finest shopping and visitor attractions, Royal Sonesta New Orleans is a hub of authentic jazz, vibrant night life and refined southern design. The hotel is home to several dining and entertainment venues, including Restaurant R'evolution, Bar R'evolution, The Jazz Playhouse, Desire Oyster Bar, Le Booze and PJ's Coffee Café. In addition to world-class amenities, Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers 20,000 square feet of meeting and special event space. With 483 newly appointed rooms, including 36 suites, the luxurious hotel is one of nearly 70 properties within Sonesta. For more information, visit or call 504-586-0300.