Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor – January 2016 Residency

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Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor will perform a month-long series of concert performance at the Old U.S. Mint on Friday, January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Admission is $5 and tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

Henry Turner Jr. is well known for developing a syncopated style of music that has come to be referred to as Louisiana reggae, blues, soul and funk. Touring extensively over the past few decades the band has released eight CD’s and sixteen singles. Their distinctive cultural roots music is also described as a ‘gumbo’ of genres, with tongue in cheek lyrics, upbeat dance numbers and touching ballads. CD releases include “Louisiana Funk Buffet,” “Strictly Reggae” and “Louisiana Gumbo Combo.” Current single releases are “You Got Me Doin’ What U Want,” “Smile on Her Face” and “2 Many Women.” For additional information please visit www.henryturnerjr.com
In 2014, Henry Turner Jr. was named an official Louisiana Music Ambassador by the Louisiana Office of Tourism for his performance at the 53rd Annual Watermelon Festival held at Santa Anita Park in southern California. This year, Mayor Melvin L. “Kip” Holden proclaimed October 29, 2015 to be Henry Turner Jr. Day in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This recognition was for his work in mentoring and introducing new music acts into the Baton Rouge area through Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room, which moved into the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel, earlier that month.

Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor’s shows are in association with and sponsored by the Louisiana Museum Foundation’s program to provide public programming designed to celebrate, promote, preserve and perpetuate the rich cultural heritage of Louisiana’s many musical traditions and genres. They are presented through an operating agreement between the State of Louisiana, the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and the Office of State Museum. The third floor performance venue was created by a funding partnership with the above mentioned and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service and the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park. All performances will be recorded for archival purposes and one song will be selected for promotion on the Old U.S. Mint’s website at www.musicatthemint.org.

Comments from Henry Turner Jr., “I am very pleased to have been selected for this historic program. In the past few years, while on tour, the band and I have promoted Louisiana culture and music. We were thrilled to be named an official Louisiana Music Ambassador by the state and quite frankly slightly astonished by the Proclamation from the Mayor of my home town of Baton Rouge. We are looking forward to the concert events, sharing our original songs and having even more people hear and enjoy our music.”
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