Professor Longhair Cd Release Party

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Little Gem Saloon's Jazzfest at The Gem presents this Free show celebrating the much anticipated release of a long lost Professor Longhair live recording. The songs on this album were recorded during a performance in Chicago at the University of Chicago's Folk Festival in 1976. The recording is being released on vinyl and CD.

Featured guests include guitarist Billy Gregory & drummer Earl Gordon, who both played the festival in Chicago with Professor Longhair. Playing alongside them will be Carlo Ditta, Tom Worrell, Bobby Jo Harvey, Jerry Jumonville, Johnny Pennino, Andy Bernard, Diane Lotny, Rick Stelma, & Earl "Stereo" Stanley.

Professor Longhair was a New Orlean's legendary rhythm and blues singer & pianist. His musical style which incorporated Afro-Cuban beats with rhythm and blues is said by Dr, John to have put thefunk in music. He was musical influence spans from local musicians such as Fats Domino, Dr. John and Allen Toussaint to those world wide.
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By: Little Gem Saloon