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James Andrews & The Crescent City Allstars

James Andrews & The Crescent City Allstars kick off the 2023 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival & Congo Square Rhythms Festival.

By New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation

When and where

Date and time

Friday, March 24 · 8 - 9:30pm CDT


The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center 1225 North Rampart Street New Orleans, LA 70116

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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Join us on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 8:00pm for James Andrews & The Crescent City Allstars at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street) to kick off the 2023 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival & Congo Square Rhythms Festival.

Tickets are $10. Doors open at 7pm and the concert begins promptly at 8pm. Seating is limited, so please register in advance. All proceeds from this concert series directly support efforts of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

The concert will be livestreamed: jazzandheritage.org/live

About James Andrews & The Crescent City Allstars:

James Andrews is an American jazz musician, trumpeter, vocalist, and songwriter from New Orleans. He is from a musical family; he is the grandson of Jesse Hill, the older brother of Troy Andrews (better known by his stage name of "Trombone Shorty"), and cousin of Glen David Andrews and the late Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill.

Andrews has the nickname "Satchmo of the Ghetto". Raised in the Tremé neighborhood, Andrews played in a number of brass bands, including the Treme Brass Band, Junior Olympia Brass Band and the New Birth Brass Band, before launching his own band, James Andrews and the Crescent City Allstars. He also played with the multi-instrumentalist Danny Barker. In 1998, he released the album Satchmo of the Ghetto, which was produced by Allen Toussaint and featured Dr. John on all eleven tracks.

In 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina, Andrews was one of the first musicians to return to New Orleans following the flooding. He and his brother Trombone Shorty played at Jackson Square 17 days after Katrina hit the area and, at a later show at the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, Andrews declared, "We’re gonna rebuild this city, note by note.

Andrews appeared as himself in three episodes of the HBO series Treme, "Do Watcha Wanna", "Smoke My Peace Pipe" and "Yes We Can Can. Andrews is known for his impeccable performances in the continental US and Abroad.

About the Treme Creole Gumbo & Congo Square Rhythms Festivals:

Two of the finest festivals of New Orleans are now combining into one grand event! The Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival and the Congo Square Rhythms Festival will happen concurrently on the weekend of March 24 to 26, 2023. Both events are celebrating the Faubourg Tremé neighborhood as the birthplace of both jazz and so much of the cherished local culture of New Orleans. The festivals will happen throughout Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square on Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26, with multiple performance stages and large local food and arts markets. The festival is free and open to the public.

Learn more at tremecongofest.com

About the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation:

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Concert Series is a program of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment.

For more on what we do, please visit us online at jazzandheritage.org

About the organizer

Our Mission: 

“To promote, preserve, perpetuate and encourage the music, arts, culture and heritage of communities in Louisiana through festivals, programs and other cultural, educational, civic and economic activities.”

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