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Funk It’s Jam Cruise 2016 Highlight Video

Trombone Shorty, Fred Wesley & Ivan Neville - Jam Cruise 2016

Funk It’s Jam Cruise 2016 Highlight Video:

01. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – Help On The Way > Slipknot! [Grateful Dead covers]
02. Zach Deputy – Next To You
03. The New Mastersounds – Just Gotta Run (with Charly Lowry)
04. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – My Baby (with Nicki Bluhm & Eric McFadden)
05. Robert Walter & Eddie Roberts Jam Room – You Got The Love [Chaka Khan cover] (with Michelle Sarah)
06. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Sunny Side Of The Street (with Fred Wesley & Ivan Neville)
07. Stanton Moore Jazz Trio – Magnolia Triangle [James Black cover] (Stanton Moore, David Torkanowsky & James Singleton with Skerik, Eric Bloom, Will Bernard, Mike Dillon & Weedie Braimah)
08. Jans Ingber, Adam Deitch & Nate Werth – percussion jam on the deck
09. Adam Smirnoff Jam Room (with Jans Ingber, Mike Ballard, Joey Peebles, Congo Sanchez, DJ Williams, Borahm Lee, Justin Stanton, Iaan Neville & Nate Werth)
10. Adam Smirnoff Jam Room – A Message From The Meters [The Meters cover] (with Jesus Coomes, Ryan Zoidis, Alvin Ford Jr, Isaac Teel, Nigel Hall, Eric McFadden & Nate Werth)
11. Adam Smirnoff Jam Room – (with Jesus Coomes, Ryan Zoidis, Alvin Ford Jr, Adam Deitch, Emily Musolino, Corey Henry, Charly Lowry, Mike Olmos, Nate Werth, Oteil Burbridge, Isaac Teel & Nigel Hall)
12. The Infamous Stringdusters – My Destination
13. Stanton Moore Jazz Trio – All These Things [Allen Toussaint cover]
14. Snarky Puppy – Skate U
15. Bernard Purdie Jazz Lounge – Heavy Soul Slinger [with Pete Shand, Eddie Roberts, Todd Stoops, Karl Denson & Mike Olmos]

Bernard Purdie - Jam Cruise 2016

16. Lettuce – Phyllis
17. Brownout – What You Did
18. Dr. John – Mack The Knife (with Fred Wesley)
19. Marco Benevento Trio – I Just Want To Make Love To You (with Nicole Atkins)
20. Ivan Neville – Wrong Number (I’m Sorry, Goodbye) [Aaron Neville cover]
21. Ivan Neville – Joy Inside My Tears [Stevie Wonder cover] (with Nick Daniels, Nigel Hall, Eric Bloom, Karl Denson, Corey Henry, Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore & Dan Oestreicher)
22. Soulive – Up Right (with Oteil Burbridge)
23. Roosevelt Collier Super Jam – Getten’ To Know You [Parliament cover] (Roosevelt Collier, Todd Stoops, Will Bernard, Fred Wesley, Ron Holloway, Corey Henry, unknown drummer, unknown bassist)
24. Eric Bloom Jazz Lounge – Mercy Mercy Mercy [Joe Zawinul cover] (Eric Bloom, Johnny Vidacovich, David Torkanowsky, Michael League, Will Bernard & Congo Sanchez)
25. Eric Bloom Jazz Lounge – How Blue Can You Get? (Eric Bloom, Alvin Ford Jr, David Torkanowsky, James Singleton, Eric McFadden & Skerik)
26. Snarky Puppy – Grown Folks (with Stanley Jordan)
27. Worship My Organ – Improv > The National Anthem [Radiohead cover] (Marco Benevento, Robert Walter, Adam Deitch & Skerik)
28. Brown Sabbath – N.I.B. [Black Sabbath cover]
29. The Floozies – Fat Bottomed Girls [Queen cover]
30. Lotus – The Legend of Zelda Theme Song > Improv

New Mastersounds & Charly Lowry - Jam Cruise 2016

31. Dr. Klaw – Cardova [The Meters cover] (with Sugah Davis)
32. Dr. John (solo piano) – Wade In The Water
33. Southern Soul Assembly – ??? (JJ Grey, Luther Dickenson, Marc Broussard & Anders Osborne)
34. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – Monk Strap
35. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – Do It All Night [Prince cover] (with Ziek McCarter of Con Brio)
36. Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers – I’m Your Woman
37. Mike Dillon Jazz Lounge – ??? (Johnny Vidacovich, David Torkanowsky, James Singleton, & Will Bernard)
38. Mike Dillon Jazz Lounge – Dugout [Garage A Trois cover] (Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento & James Singleton)
39. Dumpstaphunk – Meanwhile (with Roosevelt Collier, Nigel Hall & Trombone Shorty)
40. Anders Osborne – Aim Way High (Carl DuFrene, Brady Blade, Eric McFadden & Ivan Neville)
41. Neville Jacobs – The Stakes (Cris Jacobs, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall & Brady Blade)
42. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – Viola Lee Blues
43. Lettuce – “Neal Untitled”
44. Free Jazz Workshop – Improv (Skerik, Mike Dillon & Vernon Reid)
45. Nigel Hall – Never Gonna Let You Go (with Eric Benny Bloom & Ryan Zoidis – The Shady Horns)

Snarky Puppy - Jam Cruise 2016

46. Ivan Neville vs. Robert Walter – Improv (with Stanton Moore)
47. JJ Grey & Mofro – A Night To Remember
48. Soulive – Too Much (with Nigel Hall)
49. Everyone Orchestra – Keep Those Troubles Away (Matt Butler, Isaac Teel, Vernon Reid, Ron Holloway, Reed Matthis, Marco Benevento, Mihali Savoulidi, Scott Pemberton, Pappy Biondo, Paul Hoffman, Anders Beck, Jeff “Congo” Sanchez, Jans Ingber, Amy Helm & Nicki Bluhm)
50. Marco Benevento Trio – If I Get To See You At All
51. Dr. John – Walk On Guilded Splinters (with Leo Nocentelli)
52. Simon Allen Jazz Lounge – ??? (with Robert Walter, Dan Lebowitz, Daniel Carares & Mike Olmos)
53. Dumpstaphunk – Don’t Do It [The Band / Marvin Gaye cover] (with Cris Jacobs & Amy Helm)
54. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Do To You (with Leo Nocentelli)
55. Galactic – Africa / New Orleans [The Meters cover] (with Erica Falls, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, Skerik, Eric Bloom & Mike Dillon)

Khris Royal & Dark Matter with Living Colour 5/4/13 New Orleans @ The Blue Nile

Doug Wimbish with Khris Royal & Dark Matter

Khris Royal & Dark Matter w/ Doug Wimbish (Part 1 of 6)
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Khris Royal & Dark Matter w/ Doug Wimbish (Part 2 of 6):
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Khris Royal & Dark Matter w/ Doug Wimbish & Corey Clover (Part 3 of 6)
Sex Machine [James Brown cover]:

Khris Royal & Dark Matter w/ Doug Wimbish & Corey Clover (Part 4 of 6)
Superstition [Stevie Wonder cover]:

Khris Royal & Dark Matter w/ Doug Wimbish & Corey Clover (Part 5 of 6)
Superstition [Stevie Wonder cover] (continued):

Khris Royal & Dark Matter w/ Living Colour (Part 6 of 6)
Love Rears Its Ugly Head:

Meanwhile…. downstairs…

Royal Potato Family Allstars (Skerik, Mike Dillon, John Speice, Reed Matthis, Marco Benevento, Robert Walter, Carly Myers)
5/4/13 New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile:

Funk It’s New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 Video

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

What can I say? Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? I went harder than ever this year. I believe I saw 29 bands in 5 nights (not counting one day at the Fairgrounds at the actual festival). So many amazing musical moments happened that its hard to recount them all. Instead I put together a video of highlights with clips from nearly every band I saw, in chronological order. Consider it a teaser until all 300 gigs of videos are edited and uploaded here.

Funk It’s New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 Video:

Wednesday May 1st:
01. Dumpstaphunk – Take Time @ Louisiana Music Factory
02. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux – They Don’t Know @ Blue Nile Balcony Room
03. The Nth Power – Spirits @ Blue Nile
04. Dr. Klaw with Nikki Glaspie – Leave Me Alone @ One Eyed Jack’s
05. Bear Creek Allstars – Go To The Mardi Gras @ One Eyed Jack’s

Thursday May 2nd:
06. The Bayou Gypsies – Foxy Lady @ Tipitina’s – Tribute To Jimi Hendrix
07. Earphunk with Juno What?! – So Ruff So Tuff @ House of Blues Parish – Tribute To Zapp & Roger Troutman
08. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with Zach Deputy & Jon Cleary – Unchain My Heart @ House of Blues – Tribute To Ray Charles
09. Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – ??? @ One Eyed Jack’s
10. Fiya Powa! – Standing On Shaky Ground @ One Eyed Jack’s

Friday May 3rd:
11. The Revivalists with Big Sam – Sexy Motherfucker @ Fiya Fest
12. The New Orleans Suspects with The Bonerama Horns – All The Money @ Fiya Fest
13. Funky But Better – Doug Wimbish bass solo @ Fiya Fest
14. Dragon Smoke with Nick Daniels – Padlock @ Fiya Fest
15. Dragon Smoke & The Roots of Music Marching Band – Karate @ Fiya Fest
16. G.A.B.E (George Porter Jr, Anders Osborne, Billy Iuso & Eric Bolivar) – Mr. Charlie @ Fiya Fest
17. Dr. Klaw with Skerik – Beef @ Fiya Fest
18. Karl Denson & The Dirty Dozen Horns – Who Let The Happiness Out @ Fiya Fest
19. Orgone – Crazy Queen @ Republic
20. Everyone Orchestra – Improv @ Republic
21. Fantastic Four with Nigel Hall & The Shady Horns – Ain’t It Funky Now @ House of Blues Parish
22. The Motet – Stella Blue @ Howlin’ Wolf

Saturday May 4th:
23. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Blackbird Special @ d.b.a.
24. unknown Frenchman Street band
25. Khris Royal & Dark Matter with Doug Wimbish & Corey Glover – Superstition @ Blue Nile Balcony Room
26. Royal Potato Family Allstars with Carly Meyers – Improv @ Blue Nile
27. WIMBISH! (Living Colour) with Khris Royal – Love Rears Its Ugly Head @ Blue Nile Balcony Room
28. Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento & Mike Dillon – Improv @ Maple Leaf

Sunday May 5th:
29. The Pimps of Joytime – Janxta Funk @ Tipitina’s
30. Dumpstaphunk – Nikki raps, Encore Jam @ Tipitina’s

Fiya Fest 2013


One of the absolute best parts of the trip was partying with my boys Chris Rogers and Ryan Shapiro at Fiya Fest (and the late night Fiya Powa! show). These guys really know how to put on a party (see 2011 and 2012) and this one was bigger and better than ever. The production went off without a hitch and there was nothing but good food, good music and good people as far as the eye could see.

What made it even better is that all services were donated and all proceeds went to The Roots of Music organization.

I was glad to be a part of it and host a live video stream so the rest of the world could tune in and see how it’s done in New Orleans! I think we had over 2,500 views on the live stream (although I don’t think those were all unique viewers). It really was an unforgettable day!

Dragon Smoke

Other highlights of the weekend included witnessing The Dirty Dozen Brass Band do their thing on their home turf at d.b.a., catching up with the Bear Creek family while Dr. Klaw and the Bear Creek Allstars rocked One Eyed Jack’s until the wee hours of the morning, finally seeing Vernon Reid and Living Colour, seeing Orgone with original vocalist Fanny Franklin back in the fold, dancing at the Maple Leaf until the sun rose while Marco Benevento, Johnny Vidacovich & Stanton Moore pounded out James Booker‘s “Gonzo”, and catching up with Dumpstaphunk as their new album is finally released to the world.

One more thing I have to mention is that Nikki Glaspie was far and away the MVP of the weekend. I heard she played 26 gigs during Jazz Fest! I’m not sure if that beats any records set by Stanton Moore, Ivan Neville or George Porter Jr, but it certainly is impressive. In fact, Nikki is on 8 of the 30 clips in my highlight video. She’s a monster.

Nikki Glaspie

I’d also encourage you to check out photographer Marc Millman’s youtube page for more Jazz Fest 2013 videos. Check out this great shot he got of “Funky But Better” at Fiya Fest and consider buying some prints from his website.

Funky But Better - Doug Wimbash - Photo by Marc Millman

Funky But Better – Doug Wimbash – Photo by Marc Millman

Another youtube page to keep your eyes on is that of Funky Nunu.

UPDATE: FIYA FEST 2013 VIDEO: