L4LM Exclusive: Kick Off Jazzfest With Funky George Porter Jr. Video Interview

Posted On Mar 3 2021 by

first_imgThe New Orleans Jazz Fest kicks of today, and to help get you in the mood, here’s a fun lil chat with the “Patron Saint Of Funk” himself, Mr. George Porter Jr.George talks about the evolution of the term “Funk,” how he approaches sit ins and just how eager he is to play “Cissy Strut” for the 14 zillionth time!  Also, we’re including a schedule of his many, many shows around the Crescent City throughout the Festival.  Enjoy!Words and video by Rex ThomsonPhoto by Jeffrey DupuisGeorge Porter Jr.’s Jazz Fest ScheduleApril 24th – The Meter Men w/ Page McConnellApril 25th – The Meter Men w/ Page McConnell & Warren HaynesApril 28th – Porter at The Threadhead Patry, Old Ironworks Band Start time: 5:45pm, End time: 7:05pmApril 29th – Shaggy Fest 8:30pm NOLA Brewing Tap RoomThe Trio Plus One @ The Maple Leaf 11pm hitApril 30th (technically Friday, May 1st) – The Maison 2 AMMay 1st – Mardi Gras World – Fiyafest – 2:40pm-3:40pmPorter with The New Orleans Social ClubPorter @ VOW Fairgrounds – 4:30pm – 7:30pmThe Funky Meters @ Tipitina’s (Uptown) 10:30pm CDTMay 2nd – Porter @ 50th Dead Anniversary The REPUBLIC – 2 AMPorter on Fairgrounds w/Davell Crawford for 12:30pm to 3pmNeville Tribute @ Saenger 8pm-9pmRunnin’ Pardeners @ D.B.A. – 10pm-1AMMay 3rd – Porter @ 50th Dead Anniversary The REPUBLICRunnin’ Pardeners on The Fairgrounds 11:15 to 12:05The Meters on The Fairgrounds 01:55 to 3:10last_img

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