Saturday, May 28th – 8:00PM
Mario Abney is a trumpeter, composer, bandleader based in New Orleans and was regular on the HBO series Tremé. He developed his chops, in hometown Chicago, at Fred Anderson’s legendary Velvet Lounge. The young and talented Abney has a style and energy that delights audiences everywhere. He has been compared to the genius of Miles Davis and the leadership and insight of Art Blakey. Mario fuses the music of New Orleans, Chicago Jazz, Blues, R & B, and his original compositions.
The evening also features variété between sets, followed by a late night dance party with DJ Ryan Ross.
Featuring Variété Performances by: Tila Von Twirl
Tila Von Twirl blends classic and modern, upside down and right side up, in ways you have never seen before.
Specializing in acrobatic chair dance, feather fan dancing, and camp, Tila is also one third of The Amazing Bendable Posable Dolls of Doom, a core member of Fringe Factor Dance and one half of the power duo, Lando Blaze and Narcissa.