Saturday April 29, 2023

09:30 PM - 11:00 pm

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The Meters Experience

For the first time ever in this combination, please come experience the sounds of New Orleans’ quintessential funk band – the creators of funk! Lead by founding member, guitarist and lyricist, Leo Nocentelli, who is a GRAMMY lifetime achievement award recipient, the group includes David Russell Batiste, Sr. (David). David was The Meters’ keyboard player for 3 years including the famous Saturday Night Live show, and he is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of fame. The group also includes David Russell Batiste, Jr. (Russell), drummer for the Funky Meters for 22 years. To top off this amazing combination off, the group will have two bassists – Donald Ramsey and “thunder thumbs” Bill “the Budda” Dickens. A veritable powerhouse of funk is coming to this Jazz Fest series for two nights – April 28 and 29. Each show will be different. Tickets won’t last long.

With soulful grooves and impeccable musicianship, The Funky Uncle All-Stars bring the vibrant spirit of New Orleans everywhere they go. Crowds can’t help but “let loose” to their energetic and original mix of Funk, Jazz, Soul, Blues, and Gospel.

Finding inspiration in the music of the masters such as Walter “Wolfman” Washington, the Meters, the Neville Brothers and Galactic, the band has been concocting their own heady brew of funk in the great New Orleans tradition for over a decade. Long-standing residencies on world-renowned Frenchmen Street have enabled the band to hone their unique sound, while festival appearance and regular tours have allowed them to share their music with a wider audience.

Saturday April 29, 2023

9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: $72.00