Experience the Festival’s Drummer and Smoke Series at the Palm Court Jazz Café

This year’s Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival boasts a stellar line-up for its 2013 Drummer and Smoke series, a literary/musical fusion featuring a range of events to be held at the Palm Court Jazz Café on Sunday, March 24th.

 

Join us for a discussion of Ben Sandmel’s book, Ernie K-DOE: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans, with editor Sarah R. Doerries, or for Phil Melancon’s tribute to the music of Harold Arlen and Burt Bacharach, featuring Wanda Rouzan, and Leah Chase.

 

Read on for a full description of Drummer and Smoke events, or peruse the 2013 Festival program for our selection of panel discussion, master class, and theater offerings. You may purchase tickets online (www.TennesseeWilliams.net) or via phone at (504) 581-1144.

 

Event: Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans

Description: Author and drummer Ben Sandmel will discuss his critically acclaimed book Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans in a conversation with Sarah R. Doerries, editor of the Historic New Orleans Collection’s Louisiana Musicians Biography Series. Sandmel will then perform in a musical tribute to Ernie K-Doe, featuring renditions of “Mother-In-Law,” “A Certain Girl,” and other K-Doe classics led by two of the Emperor’s long-time bandstand buddies, singer Tommy Singleton and guitarist Ernie Vincent.

Date: Sunday March 24, 2013

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Location: Palm Court Jazz Café, 1204 Decatur Street

Price: $10 at the door, or included in VIP All-Access Pass ($500), Festival Panel Pass ($75), or Day Panel Pass ($30)

 

Event: Phil Melancon with Wanda Rouzan and Leah Chase

Description: New Orleans pianist/composer Phil Melancon and some of New Orleans’ most beloved chanteuses will pay tribute to the music of Harold Arlen and Burt Bacharach. The music comes with the incredible lyrics of Johnny Mercer, Yip Harburg, and Hal David. Also included will be a song with lyrics by Truman Capote.

Date: Sunday March 24, 2013

Time: 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Location: Palm Court Jazz Café, 1204 Decatur Street

Price: $10 at the door, or included in VIP All-Access Pass ($500), Festival Panel Pass ($75), or Day Panel Pass ($30)

 

Buy tickets to the 2013 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

 

For a complete schedule of events, please visit www.TennesseeWilliams.net or call (504) 581-1144 for more information.