Wells Fargo Jazz

A New Orleans Jazz Celebration

Sponsored by: Wells Fargo

Venue: College of Charleston Cistern Yard

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes


Featuring Dr. Michael White and Catherine Russell

A star-studded tribute to the life and music of Danny Barker

Guitarist and banjoist Danny Barker was a jazz raconteur largely responsible for a resurgence in the New Orleans brass-band tradition in the 1970s, serving as mentor to many top young talents, including the members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and laying the groundwork for jazz generations to come. For one spectacular evening, an eight-piece all-star band—led by clarinet virtuoso Dr. Michael White and complete with horns, percussion, and Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell—gathers in the Cistern Yard to celebrate the life and achievements of a true Crescent City luminary.

Please note that any bag may be subject to search upon entry. Clear bags are encouraged.

Safe seating pods: Tickets for this performance are being sold in physically-distanced pods of two and four seats. All seats within a pod must be purchased at the same time in the same order. Face masks will be required for all ticket holders.

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  • Clarinet and Music Director Dr. Michael White
  • Featured Vocals Catherine Russell
  • Drums, Tambourine, Vocals Shannon Powell
  • Piano David Torkanowsky
  • Banjo and Vocals Don Vappie
  • Trumpet and Vocals Gregory Stafford
  • Trombone Jeffery Miller
  • Bass and Tuba Kerry Lewis

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Sat, May 29



A New Orleans Jazz Celebration preview image

Danny Barker. Jules Cahn Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2000.78.1.2113

Programming at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard is kindly endowed by Carlos, Lisa, and Blake Evans.