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August 2018

The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars At Ogden After Hours

/// August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It's the Ogden Museum's 15th Birthday! Help us celebrate with a Library Show with The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars! The Klezmer All Stars are entering their 27th year as an active performing ensemble. In these times when folk music has meant rigidly sticking to a clichéd format, or collecting hackneyed stylistic features, the Klezmer All Stars have attempted to challenge and stretch boundaries, but without sacrificing the most exciting features of social music: driving rhythms, passion and learned melodies that…

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Jon Dee Graham with an Opening Set by Ben de la Cour At Ogden After Hours

/// August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jon Dee Graham is coming through town and making a stop at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. He's bringing his friend Ben de la Cour who will be doing a short set to open the show. Jon Dee Graham is a guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. A former member of the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo, Graham is the only musician ever to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times. Jon Dee Graham is most well…

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September 2018

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes at Ogden After Hours

/// September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes rocks the house all the time every time! This classically trained New Orleans-based band delivers a smorgasbord of musical genres every time they hit the stage. JSDN defy easy categorization, their irreverent funk is cut with rock riffs, a Gypsy/Klezmer flare, a Latin tinge courtesy of a hard hitting horn section, and a sense of humor. JSDN is a collection of carefully crafted alter egos, mystical musicians hesitant to share their personal selves but collectively…

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October 2018

Helen Gillet At Ogden After Hours

/// October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the release of Helen's latest album release, Helkiase, featuring the singles, "Slow Drag Pavageau" and "You Found Me," available now on CD and digitally through bandcamp, spotify, pandora. Vinyl release available October 2018! Belgian-born Helen Gillet is both a singer-songwriter and surrealist-archeologist focused on the worlds of synthesized sound and acoustic cello. Though Gillet had already begun to experiment with improvisational music prior to her arrival in New Orleans, she's since flourished into one of the most unique, talented…

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Smoking Time Jazz Club At Ogden After Hours

/// October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"From the very beginning, their goal was to see to it that the band and it's listeners had a smoking hot time." - Steve Steinburg, Offbeat Magazine Smoking Time Jazz Club is a New Orleans based traditional jazz band, reviving and refreshing the music of the 1920s and 30s for todays listeners, swing dancers and jazz lovers. Playing the greats like Louis, Duke, Jelly, Bessie and Billie, because they really were geniuses and the contributions and insights they made to…

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Ever More Nest with Kelcy Mae at Ogden After Hours

/// October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ever More Nest is a new project from New Orleans-based songwriter, Kelcy Mae. A band with an unmistakable Americana tilt, Ever More Nest pairs Kelcy’s signature poetic lyricism with a musical style that can set you simultaneously on a rural dirt road and a gritty, big-city street. The name ‘Ever More Nest’ was drawn from a line in a poem by Mary Ann Samyn, which Kelcy found striking in its ability to evoke both a nostalgia for and a sinking displeasure…

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November 2018

Blato Zlato at Ogden After Hours

/// November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Based in Louisiana, yet rooted in Balkan traditions, New Orleans’ Blato Zlato features dreamy three-part vocal harmonies over hard-hitting instrumentals inspired by both the ancient traditions of their heritage and the musical influences of their lives today. With many band members raised in Eastern Europe and having ancestry there, the band’s music aims to explore and preserve the traditional elements of Balkan music that make it so unique – the rhythm, melody, harmony and storytelling – but musically translate these songs with…

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Kyle Roussel at Ogden After Hours

/// November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kyle Roussel is a dynamic example of a modern New Orleans musician forging his own path while collaborating with a variety of musical masters. A graduate of the famed New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and the University of New Orleans began playing the piano at age nine; studying classical music before moving on to perform in church and explore jazz in his teenage years.  These days, Kyle is equally adept in the worlds of jazz, classical, funk, gospel, rhythm…

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December 2018

Dana Kurtz with Robert Mache at Ogden After Hours

/// December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Over the past decade, the New Jersey born, now dividing time between New Orleans and the mountains of Vermont, vocalist/writer/musician/producer has been bestowed with many awards and praises, including being named the Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters.  Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt have raved about her in interviews, and she's performed on such high-profile radio shows as "World Cafe," "Mountain Stage" and NPR's "Morning Edition."  She's toured and opened for Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Mavis Staples, Rufus…

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