Kick up your heels to traditional Mardi Gras street beat music by Patrick Tevlin’s Magnolia Brass Band & Friends. Don’t miss our annual Mardi Gras celebration! Goin’ Back to New Orleans will be a colourful, exuberant evening of parades, parasols, beads – and joyous music. You might even be inspired join other happy revelers in the “second line” that traditionally follows the band during a parade.
In the musical spotlight tonight: the brass band tradition of New Orleans and classic tunes such as Just a Little While to Stay and When the Saints Go Marching In. Brass bands have played at parades, picnics, funerals and events of every kind in New Orleans since the beginning of jazz. Patrick Tevlin’s Magnolia Brass Band performs regularly in the city’s French Quarter Festival.
The band features Patrick Tevlin (trumpet), Paul Neufeld (Sousaphone) Jacqueline Chia (trombone) and Lyle Whitty (drums). They’ll be joined by top jazz musicians: Jordan Klapman (piano and band co-leader tonight), Tom Skublics (clarinet) and Jamie Macpherson (banjo). These accomplished musicians have performed at our past Mardi Gras concerts and we’re thrilled to welcome them back.
The fun continues after the concert. Join us for a reception featuring delicious New Orleans treats and colourful Mardi Gras props if you’d like to take some selfies.
Bring your friends and save on ticket prices. Single tickets are $25 or $20 each for advance, online group sales of four or more.