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May26

Friends and Family Band at The Yard

The Yard, 405 Frenchmen St, New Orleans

Check out the Friends and Family Band this Wednesday at the Yard.

Featuring: Nick Benoit on Bass Kevin O Day on Drums Beck Burger on Keys and Organ Bryce Eastwood on Sax Anthony Coleman on Trumpet

Coming Home Album Release Party

The Royal Frenchman Hotel and Bar, 700 Frenchman Street, New Orleans

Release Party for "COMING HOME" The latest album of original music from Sam Friend 8-11 PM at the Royal Frenchman Hotel @ 700 Frenchman Street $10 Cover Price of Admission includes FREE physical CD copy of the album for the first 25 attendees. (only $5 after) Featuring: Beck Burger on Keys Bryce Eastwood on Saxophone Nick Benoit on Bass Kevin O’Day on Drums Sam Friend on Guitar and Vocals www.samfriendmusic.com www.cominghome.bandcamp.com @samfriendmusic on Instagram

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with the Gotham Kings

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY

Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings are hosting Mardi Gras Week at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

This will be the bands third year hosting this week-long show.

I will be the featured artist on Friday.

Show is at 11 PM.

Here is a recent interview with Alphonso on the festivities: http://magazine.ivy.com/2018/02/making-mardi-gras-alphonso-horne-talks-jazz-new-orleans-playing-dizzys-club-coca-cola/?utm_source=arts&utm_medium=social&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=alphonse-horne-interview

Jul7

Sam Friend Band at the Hi Ho Lounge

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Hi-Ho Lounge , 2239 St Claude Ave. , New Orleans, LA

Sam Friend will be performing with his full band at the Hi-Ho Lounge!

Featuring original music from the album Twin and also new, never-before-heard material!

8-11 PM.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1861489300766917/ www.hiholounge.net

P.S. 80's and 90's themed dance party happens right after we play.

A Threauxback to the Great PresHall Bands of the 90s

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Preservation Hall, 726 St Peter Street, New Orleans, LA

I'm excited to be joining Calvin Johnson and Native Son at Prez Hall!

When we think of the Preservation Hall bands of years past, we of course bring to mind Sweet Emma, Billie & De De, George Lewis, and the dozens of other greats that graced the stage here from the 60s thru the 80s. However, some of todays artists' first fond memories of the Hall include luminaries of a more recent time.

"Being a child and growing up in the 90s New Orleans music scene, my Uncle Ralph Johnson and the other heavy hitters he played at the Hall with were like superheroes to me and my friends," says resident saxophonist Calvin Johnson.

Join Calvin and Native Son as they honor their immediate predecessors - Ralph Johnson, John Brunious, Bob French, and more on April 15 here at the Hall.

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For more on Calvin Johnson: calvinjohnsonmusic.com

Apr9

French Quarter Fest with Calvin Johnson

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Omni Royal Stage, Royal Street, New Orleans, LA

Closing out French Quarter Fest with Calvin Johnson and Native Son.

Featuring some of the Crescent City's finest musicians!

Happy Festing!

Apr4

Solo at Three Muses Frenchman

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Three Muses, 536 Frenchman Street, New Orleans, LA

Solo performance at Three Muses on Frenchman.

I will be playing a mix of original songs from my album TWIN and classic standards from the jazz and blues canon.

5-8 PM No Cover Great Food and Cocktails !