On the occasion of Dr. John’s new album Locked Down, released today, the Brooklyn Academy of Music is honoring Mr. Rebennack with a 9-concert residency—Dr. John: Insides Out—over three weeks, each week with a different theme. The first week’s concerts, “A Louis Armstrong Tribute”, took place March 29-31, and featured guests Kermit Ruffins, Rickie Lee Jones, Roy Hargrove, Arturo Sandoval, Blind Boys of Alabama, Wendell Brunious, Telmary Diaz, James Andrews, and Rene Marie celebrating Armstrong and the mark he left on New Orleans jazz. These photos are from the first night, on Thursday, March 29.
The coming weekend’s concerts, “Locked Down”, feature Dr. John with his new album’s producer, the Black Keys’ guitarist Dan Auerbach, previewing songs from the record. The final weekend of shows is themed “Funky But It’s Nu Awlins”, and features guests Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Nicholas Payton, Davell Crawford, and Donald Harrison.
All photos are by Dino Perrucci.
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