Bourbon Street Fest 2013

18 Aug 2013-25 Aug 2013

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Leo Nocentelli and The Meters Experience
Leo Nocentelli and The Meters Experience

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São Paulo’s jazz scene gets an added boost with the return of the long-running Bourbon Street Fest music festival. Known as the ‘cultural mission’ of New Orleans in São Paulo, the annual jam has brought many dozens of fine jazz and blues musicians to the city. This year's festival, once again sponsored by Bourbon Street, one of the city’s best venues for blues, soul and jazz, celebrates its 11th edition with free opening (18 August) and closing (25 August) shows at Parque Ibirapuera, and a line-up that has the rhythm of Soul Train.

Take, for example, trombonist and trumpeter sensation Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews, who plays at the opening party at 7pm. Just 27 years old and with rock-star appeal, the New Orleans musician has played on five continents, performing from his Grammy-nominated album For True (2010). When he’s on top form, his shows become gripping displays of jazz, soul and rock.

And rock seems to set the tone for the New Orleans festival this year, as well. In keeping with the tradition that transforms the festival’s final shows into a great catharsis, the Bourbon Street Fest closes the event with Soul Rebels, a brass band that boasts shows with Metallica, Arcade Fire and Green Day on its résumé.

Festival programme

Parque do Ibirapuera - Events Arena, Gate 10
18 August
Leroy Jones Feat. Topsy - 4pm
Wanda Rouzan - 5.30pm
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - 7pm

25 August
Honey Island Swamp Band - 4pm
Leo Nocentelli and The Meters Experience - 5.30pm
The Soul Rebels - 7pm

Bourbon Street Music Club
20 August
Leroy Jones Feat. Topsy - 9pm
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - 10.30pm

21 August
Wanda Rouzan - 9pm
The Soul Rebels - 10.30pm

22 August
Wanda Rouzan - 10pm
Honey Island Swamp Band - 11.30pm

23 August
Bourbon Street Jazz Quartet - 9.30pm
Leo Nocentelli and The Meters Experience - 10.30pm
The Soul Rebels - 12.30am

24 August
Bourbon Street Jazz Quartet - 9.30pm
Honey Island Swamp Band - 10.30pm
The Soul Rebels - midnight

By Márcio Cruz

Event details

Bourbon Street Music Club

Address Rua dos Chanés 127

Moema, São Paulo

Telephone (11) 5095 6100

Bourbon Street Music Club website

Prices from R$ 65 to R$ 95

Date 18 Aug 2013-25 Aug 2013

Bourbon Street Fest 2013 website


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