San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A.J. Croce will perform at the Maple Leaf bar in support of his ambitious and critically acclaimed recording entitled 'Twelve Tales' on Tuesday, July 8th. Doors Open 7:30pm, music begins at 8pm. This will be a non-smoking show. Limited seating available.
PLEASE NOTE: Admission to the 11pm Rebirth Brass Band show is not included in this ticket. Separate tickets will be available at the door.
"In such a crowded music universe it is a pleasure to witness triple uniqueness; Pianist, songwriter, singer and at such a level. And who does he sound like?...The answer is; himself… A.J. Croce."
- Allen Toussaint
From his debut as a jazz influenced blues-based artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, singer-songwriter A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road. Now, with Twelve Tales, A.J. unveiled his most ambitious recording project to date: A dozen new tracks recorded by legendary producers, including New Orleans’ ambassador of funk Allen Toussaint. A.J. recently signed with Compass Records (Colin Hay, Victor Wooten), an independent label that has been touted by Billboard Magazine as one of the leading labels of the past decade. Twelve Tales came out on CD February 4, 2014 and LP on May 6, 2014.
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The son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce, A.J.’s career began with his first tour at age 18 opening up for B.B. King. In the span of a 20+-year career, A.J. has headlined festivals, concerts and major listening venues worldwide. He has been seen and heard on shows including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Austin City Limits, Good Morning America, E!, and CNN, and he has shared the stage with an innumerable list of eclectic artists from Willie Nelson to Ray Charles, Béla Fleck to James Brown, Lyle Lovett to Morphine, and Rod Stewart to Ben Harper.
A loyal and appreciative audience and glowing press from Rolling Stone to the New York Times confirms the appeal of A.J’s genre-spanning music, with six of his albums positioned in various radio charts including Top 40, AAA, Americana, College, and Jazz. An ivory-searing New Orleans piano style established an essential juju, but his exploratory pop gems revealed a spectrum of influences from art rock to Americana and beyond. Initially signed as a jazz artist, he subsequently charted with an Americana roots release and recorded two well-regarded releases for BMG Records that expanded his audience exponentially. His subsequent albums were released on various independent labels and his own label, Seedling Records, established in 2003 to release his own records and that of other artists.
For more information about A.J. Croce, visit his website.
When & Where
Maple Leaf Bar
SINCE 1974, the Maple Leaf Bar has existed as the longest-running music venue in New Orleans, outside of the French Quarter, welcoming a diverse and incredible array of talent to its stage, as well as some of the most devoted music lovers in the universe. “The Leaf” as it’s lovingly referred to by its regulars, is a New Orleans enthusiasts’ musical paradise 7 nights a week all year round.
During Jazzfest, the Leaf’s festivities are at their highest peak. This year marks the 41st anniversary of this Uptown institution, built on a legacy of dancing and libations, and the bar is pulling out all the stops to celebrate for Jazzfest. The bar will feature live music every night of the week with their Funk N’ Stay Up concert series beginning at 2:30am after the 11 o’clock shows end and proceeding on till the sun light comes shining down on Oak street. From late-night shows that go till sunrise every night, to legendary collaborations that have never been seen before, both musicians and fans know that once the sun goes down on the Fairgrounds, the Maple Leaf Bar is the place to be!!!