Back to All Events

Deacon John & The Ivories

  • New Orleans Jazz Museum (map)

Deacon John & The Ivories
March 15, 2019 - Doors 6:30 pm. Show: 7:00 pm.
$25 General Admission
$20 FOC/LMF Members

Created in 2013, the FOC Concert series has brought together some of the best musicians from New Orleans and Louisiana to perform and archive their music for the Louisiana State Museum's Music Collection. Join us for a unique musical experience at the intimate 150-seat, state of the art New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint 3 Floor Performance Hall.

September 14 - Lost Bayou Ramblers
November 16 - Charlie Hunter
January 25 - Sonny Landreth
February 15 - Cha Wa
March 15 - Deacon John & the Ivories
May 1 - Sweet Crude

In a career that spans more than fifty years, Deacon John Moore has endured as one of New Orleans' most talented and most adaptive performers. "If New Orleans has such a thing as a musical chameleon, it is certainly Deacon John," says music writer Jeff Hannusch. A warhorse and model showman, he's entertained generations of New Orleanians, playing classic rhythm and blues, rock 'n' roll, blues, jazz and gospel. Blessed with a great voice that was trained in the church, he began singing with his first R&B band in the seventh grade. Once he began playing the guitar, learning to play by ear from the records and books he bought, he started playing professionally in 1957 while still in high school, and has never looked back. In the 1960s, Deacon, as a guitarist, began to play on recording sessions with Allen Toussaint, Dave Bartholomew, Harold Battiste, Wardell Quezergue and Eddie Bo. He became a fixture on all of the top records at Cosimo Matassa's studio in the late '50s and early '60s, playing on many classic hits—Ernie K-Doe's "Mother-in-Law," "Tain't It the Truth" and "A Certain Girl"; Benny Spellman's "Lipstick Traces" and "Fortune Teller"; Lee Dorsey's "Working in the Coal Mine," "Ride Your Pony" and "Holy Cow"; Aaron Neville's "Tell It Like It Is," "I'm Waiting at the Station" and "Wrong Number"; Chris Kenner's "Land of 1,000 Dances," "I Like It Like That" and "Something You Got"; Robert Parker's "Barefootin',"; Smokey Johnson's "It Ain't My Fault," Willie Tee's "Teasin' You" and Professor Longhair's "Big Chief," among others.

Earlier Event: March 14
Lulu White: Queen of Storyville
Later Event: March 19
Down On Their Luck Orchestra