New Orleans Jazz Museum’s inaugural Improvisations Gala
Category: Community Events
Start: Dec 08, 2018 7:00 PM
End: Dec 08, 2018 11:00 PM
New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
The New Orleans Jazz Museum’s inaugural Improvisations Gala fundraiser takes place from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 400 Esplanade Ave.
The event kicks off with the exclusive Patron Party (a VIP ticket option) at 7 p.m., which will include a performance from CBS "Late Show" bandleader Jon Batiste, meals prepared by Ruth’s Chris Steak House, cocktails from Sazerac Company, and the opportunity to have a portrait taken by renowned music photographer Curtis Knapp.
The main party begins at 8 p.m. and will include cuisine from several of the city’s best restaurants, a silent auction, live painting by Emilie Rhys, and musical performances from acclaimed local musicians such as Evan Christopher, Wendell Brunious, The Stanton Moore Trio and The Soul Rebels.
The lighting artists of LUNA Fête will also be featured throughout the museum's campus and galleries for the entirety of the event.
All proceeds from the gala benefit the Jazz Museum’s musical and educational programming.