Tag Archives: Davell Crawford

Christmas in Tremé Concert for Holy Faith Temple on December 20

Nothing says New Orleans like Christmas in Tremé. The spirit of an intimate holiday concert at one of the city’s humble, historical churches with a handful of New Orleans jazz greats is simply incomparable. This Friday, December 20, contemporary jazz drummer Joe Dyson and friends have organized a special show of this very nature at [...]

Nicholas Payton Subject of “Legends Series” at the Little Gem

It’s a tribute to New Orleans’ musicians that they continually honor their ancestors and take evolution of our musical traditions seriously. Music is nothing if it doesn’t change and flow into the future. Pianist and singer Davell Crawford came up with a concept that would include both an investigation of the creative process via an [...]

Previewing Davell Crawford’s Legends Series at Little Gem Saloon

“I’ve known Irma my entire life—actually since before I was born,” declares pianist/vocalist Davell Crawford, purposely exaggerating he and Irma Thomas’ life-long relationship. Humorously, Thomas, reiterates his view, saying, “Yes, I’ve been knowing his family and him before he was a piece out of the pie.” Considering the two artists’ affinity with one another, it [...]

Irvin Mayfield Salutes
New Orleans R&B At Tip’s

It’s shaping up to be a fine month for lovers of vintage New Orleans R&B. As reported last week, Davell Crawford is about to launch a “Legends Series” at the Little Gem, which will spotlight Irma Thomas for the opening show October 11. But before that, Crawford and Thomas will both be part of a [...]

Davell Crawford to Launch “Legends Series” at Little Gem

Keyboard master Davell Crawford is aiming high for the “Legends Series” that he’ll be producing at the Little Gem Saloon beginning next month. The series’ title is no exaggeration: The first confirmed show on October 11 features Irma Thomas, and he plays to get more of the highest-level New Orleans artists into the Ramp Room– [...]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 47): Davell Crawford, Just Enough for the City

In May, Davell Crawford delivered My Gift to You, the sixth album of his career and the Piano Prince of New Orleans’ first since the release of the dazzling Born with the Funk 14 years ago. Its cover features a photo of a young Davell donning a cap and gown on the day of his [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: July 25 – 31, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of July 25 – July 31, 2013 featuring: G. Love and Special Sauce, the Stooges Brass Band, Carol Fran and Davell Crawford, the Hot 8 Brass Band, the Rebirth Brass Band, Glen David Andrews, and the Hot [...]

Carol Fran To Play Rare Show at Snug Harbor

A longtime jewel of Louisiana music, soul and blues singer/pianist Carol Fran seldom appears in New Orleans nowadays. But she’ll hit town next weekend for two shows at Snug Harbor Saturday night, July 27 . At both shows she’ll be backed up by Davell Crawford and his band; the two have been friends since Crawford’s young [...]

Video Premiere: Bloody Sunday Session with Davell Crawford

It’s officially summer in New Orleans. What better way to spend a balmy Sunday afternoon than cruising in a slow roll carriage ride through the Crescent City and playing music about our lazy Mississippi River, while on your way to get some char-broiled oysters? Join pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger, Davell Crawford in doing just [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: July 3 – 10, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of July 03 – July 10, 2013 featuring: Katey Red, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Brass Bed, Beth Patterson, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Davell Crawford and [...]