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Categorized as: Nightlife & Entertainment
Event tags: Live Music


"Jumpin' American Roots R&B"

27th Annual Mardi Gras Mambofest

Tim Eschliman - bass/ vocals/ percussion

Kevin Zuffi - vocals/ keyboards

Michael Peloquin - tenor sax/ harmonica/ vocals

Mike Rinta - trombone

Ken “Snakebite” Jacobs - bari sax

Kevin Dillon - drums

Special Guests the "K-Girls" (from Big Bang Beat & the Soul Delights)

Keta Bill

Katie Guthorn

Kathy Kennedy

The Mardi Gras Mambofest show by Rhythmtown–Jive is a celebration of many styles of New Orleans music: from the rhythm & blues of Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns, through the lively 30's jazz of Louis Armstrong to the funk of the Meters.

This combo has a long relationship with New Orleans music, having recorded many original compositions in that vein (one co-written with Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters) and having backed Earl King and Lee Allen.

Various members of the group have also worked with Dr. John, Ernie–K–Doe, Queen Ida, Gary “U. S.” Bonds, Johnny Adams, Herb Hardesty, Zigaboo Modeliste and Leo Nocentelli.

The annual Mardi Gras Mambofest shows on or around Fat Tuesday have drawn rave reviews and capacity crowds anticipating a wild and festive occasion with bead-tossing, outrageous costumes, and even second line parading of the Rhythmtown–Jive Marching Brass.

This show has appeared multiple times at BGP's famed "New Orleans By The Bay."

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