Irma Thomas — The Blind Boys of Alabama — The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet

Oct 27

8:00 PM

The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans

Friday, October 27, 2017

Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” joins forces with six-time Grammy® Award-winning gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama and the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet for a unique concert celebrating the enduring musical traditions of New Orleans. Don’t miss this very special evening filled with new collaborations and traditional standards.

Approximate concert duration: 120 minutes with no intermission

To be announced from stage.

Celebrated R&B singer Irma Thomas, now in the sixth decade of a stellar career, has no regrets. Looking back at what could have been, she says, runs counter to her hopeful nature. Every mistake, every disappointment is and has been an opportunity for growth. As she puts it, employing a Southern adage, “Bought sense is taught sense.” If you pay a price for something, you’re bound to remember it. Besides, “I love what I do,” she says. “I love what I do." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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Funding for educational programs during the 2017/18 SCP Jazz season has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation.


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