New Orleans. The city of Mardi Gras, Cajun food and, of course, music. The recent natural disasters that have hit the Southern states have devastated the lives of many, including those of some great musicians. In standard Boise fashion, several local musicians, in conjunction with local venues, business owners and the Jazz Foundation of America will come together, not only to celebrate the rich musical culture of the City of Mystery, but to do their part to help their musical brothers and sisters who have been displaced by the natural disasters. Saturday, October 8, the Brick Oven Bistro opens its doors to welcome Jeanie Harris as emcee for the night along with the Frim Fram Fellas with Billy Mitchell, Stephan Gere and the Good Time Rag, Chuck Smith and New Trio and Jon Bonine and His Rather Large Band. There is no charge to see the show and the Bistro is generously donating 10 percent of all sales. Sunday, October 9, Neurolux invites everyone to come see and hear Cellar Door, Off White Kite, Kris Doty, Crystal Sowell, Belle, the PirkQlaters, Kamphire Collective, The Invasion and the fabulous Art Hodge closes out the night. Cost for the Neurolux show is only $5 at the door and the Neurolux is donating 10 percent of all drink sales for the night. One hundred percent of all proceeds will go to the JFA who will provide housing, employment, replacement of lost instruments and legal, medical, dental and counseling services for musicians hurt by the storm. The JFA has been helping jazz and blues musicians for years and this is just one more way that they (and you) can help.
October 8, events start at 12:30 p.m., Brick Oven Bistro.
October 9, events start at 5 p.m., $5 cover, Neurolux.