Dr. Michael White clarinetDr. Michael WhiteclarinetDr. Michael White is a jazz clarinetist, bandleader, composer, jazz historian and musical educator. Scott Yanow, a jazz critic, said in a review that White "displays the feel and spirit of the best New Orleans clarinetists." Tom McDermott Tom McDermottDetroit Brooks BanjoDetroit BrooksBanjoDetroit Brooks, famed session and touring guitarist of the New Orleans music scene, has the most recognizable face in the city. Mark Brooks Mark BrooksDon Vappie BanjoDon VappieBanjoDon Vappie is a world renown jazz musician and presenter from New Orleans. He leads the Creole Jazz Serenaders, a classic New Orleans jazz orchestra, as well as his various jazz and R&B combos.Roger Dickerson Roger DickersonSeva Venet BanjoSeva VenetBanjoSeva Venet conducts seminars and workshops on traditional New Orleans Jazz including history, repertoire, banjo, and ensemble styles.Catherine Russell VocalistCatherine RussellVocalistSteve Masakowski GuitarSteve MasakowskiGuitarBorn and raised in New Orleans, Steve Masakowski has played guitar with most of the city’s greatest musicians.Melissa Weber Melissa WeberBruce (Sunpie) Barnes Band LeaderBruce (Sunpie) BarnesBand LeaderBarnes, in addition to being a musician and composer, is a naturalist, a full-time National Park ranger, a black-and-white portrait photographer, a television and film actor.Fred Johnson Fred JohnsonMitchell Player BassMitchell PlayerBassJason Berry Jason BerryFreddy Lonzo TromboneFreddy LonzoTromboneBorn in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lonzo is one of the most highly regarded practitioners of "tailgate" style traditional jazz trombone. His style is distinctly his own, but such influences as Kid Ory and Frog Joseph can be heard.Shannon Powell Shannon PowellLeroy Jones TrumpetLeroy JonesTrumpetThe legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the "keeper of the flame" for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City.Fred Kasten Fred KastenGwen Thompson Host of Music Inside OutGwen ThompsonHost of Music Inside OutScott Billington Scott BillingtonMichael Pellera JazzMichael PelleraJazzChair, Jazz: Assistant Chair, Jazz Piano and CompositionDan Pritzker Dan PritzkerGregg Stafford TrumpetGregg StaffordTrumpetHerman LeBeaux DrumsHerman LeBeauxDrumsHot 8 Brass Band BandHot 8 Brass BandBand"The play the music that makes you glad to be alive" - ESQUIREBaby Dolls Baby DollsJohn Boutte John BoutteOn Sundays, John Boutte was awakened by the sounds of his New Orleans neighborhood. Past the front yard, second-line parades rolled by, matching the madness of Carnival season and the transcendent joy of the jazz funeral. This roux of influences created John Boutte, and serves him to this day.Charmaine Neville Charmaine NevilleAs the daughter of one of the highly acclaimed Neville Brothers, Charmaine is heir to a rich New Orleans musical legacy but is busy putting her own stamp on this musical heritage. Neville and her band dish out a spicy mix of the best of New Orleans music, from the nastiest of blues to some V-8-driven R & B. Add a funky rhythm and some jazzy ballads, and you've got yourself one helluva Crescent City gumbo!