Join the Down on Their Luck Orchestra in an up-beat performance demonstrating a variety of jazz styles featuring rangers from the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.
Multi-instrumentalist, composer and trumpet master, Nicholas Payton has toured the world with Ray Brown, Elvin Jones and lists significant collaborations including Trey Anastasio, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanois, Dr. John, Stanley Jordan, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Joe Henderson, Zigaboo Modeliste, Marcus Roberts, Jill Scott, Clark Terry, Allen Toussaint, Chucho Valdes, Dr. Michael White, Nancy Wilson, and many more. He recently produced a brilliant Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald for the gifted singer Jane Monheit. He is credited on over 140 recordings as a composer, arranger, special guest or sideman.
Free and open to the public, sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.