Sasha Masakowski & Art Market

Sasha Masakowski was born into a family of musicians in New Orleans, Louisiana and has been a leading voice on the New Orleans music scene since 2009, when she was awarded “Best Emerging Artist” by the Big Easy Association. “A charismatic performer and one of the brightest young talents in the Big Easy” – Offbeat Magazine
She has since performed major clubs and festivals across the United States and abroad, and leads three bands of her own that range from traditional New Orleans jazz (Sidewalk Strutters) to contemporary jazz and world music (Musical Playground) to experimental electronic art-rock (Hildegard, Tra$h Magnolia). “Her material choice shows a daring disregard for the commercial mainstream and a courage to step out and do something different…very successfully”- All About Jazz
Vanity Fair Magazine just listed Sasha as one of the top jazz musicians in the world and December 2015 issue of Downbeat Magazine named Sasha among the most innovative musicians coming out of New Orleans to date. She has performed 5 years consecutively at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and has toured across the U.S., Asia, Europe and Central America. “Masakowski’s marvelous voice can be sly, sexy, exotic and arresting as she works her way through an incredibly diverse array of music that crosses cultural and stylistic lines in interesting ways” – All About Jazz
Sasha’a approach to music is as playful, charismatic and spontaneous as her personality.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Although New Orleans’ traditional jazz scene had many top players in the 1950s, there was no principal venue for the city’s veteran greats to play. In 1961, local art dealer Larry Borenstein opened a building in the French Quarter called Preservation Hall. The young tuba player Allan Jaffe ran the hall and organized tours for the musicians who often performed there, naming the band the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In the early days, the key musicians included, at various times, trumpeters Kid Thomas Valentine, Punch Miller, or De De Pierce; trombonists Louis Nelson or Jim Robinson; clarinetists George Lewis, Albert Burbank, or Willie Humphrey; and pianists Joseph Robichaux, Billie Pierce, or Sweet Emma Barrett. By the early ’70s, the front line usually comprised trumpeter Percy Humphrey, his brother Willie on clarinet, and trombonist Jim Robinson (who, after his death in 1976, was succeeded by Frank Demond).

Jazz Session at the Firehouse Stage

Jazz Sessions occur on select Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Each 2-hour Session will have a featured musician and/or vocalist and be recorded for an eventual compilation CD. All Jazz Sessions are hosted by Mike Carbone. Musicians must pre-register with Mike Carbone at mcarbone@stny.rr.com in order to jam. Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Jazz Session at the Firehouse Stage

Jazz Sessions occur on select Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Each 2-hour Session will have a featured musician and/or vocalist and be recorded for an eventual compilation CD. All Jazz Sessions are hosted by Mike Carbone. Musicians must pre-register with Mike Carbone at mcarbone@stny.rr.com in order to jam. Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Sherrie Maricle and FIVE PLAY

FIVE PLAY, with Sherrie Maricle on drums, is rooted in Jazz tradition. This show features innovative arrangements of classic and contemporary standards, as well as original music. Saturday, October 13, 2018. Shows at 2 PM & 8 PM. Tickets: $35 Adult; $30 Senior/Student/Child.

Jazz Session at the Firehouse Stage

Jazz Sessions occur on select Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Each 2-hour Session will have a featured musician and/or vocalist and be recorded for an eventual compilation CD. All Jazz Sessions are hosted by Mike Carbone. Musicians must pre-register with Mike Carbone at mcarbone@stny.rr.com in order to jam. Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM.