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Mem Shannon "Slim and Them" Band presented by the Jazz Foundation of America

  • New Orleans Jazz Museum 400 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans United States (map)
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Mem is a former 15-year Bourbon Street cab driver who emerged onto the scene in 1996 with his first release, "A Cab Driver's Blues" on Hannibal/Rykodisc. The breakthrough buzz album led to national media coverage from folks like ABC World News, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, E! Entertainment Television, The New York Times, NPR. Mem has won or been nominated for a ton of "Best Of" awards for Louisiana music and national blues - including several Blues Music Association (formerly W.C. Handy Award) nominations. While the band’s music is rooted in the blues, it's soaked through with that Big Easy syncopated sound, oozing with funk.

This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Jazz Foundation of America.