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NUEVA ORLEANS (18 de enero de 2017) - Honrando la influencia del jazz en la evolución del funk, el Jazz Playhouse de Royal Sonesta New Orleans albergará a siete artistas principales en siete días con su primera Semana Funk, del 5 al 11 de febrero. 2017. Las presentaciones comienzan todas las noches a las 8:30 pm y están abiertas al público sin cargo adicional, aunque los asientos preferenciales están disponibles aquí.

The performance lineup for NOLA Funk Week presented by The Jazz Playhouse will include:

Sunday, Feb. 5
George Porter Jr. Trio con la invitada especial Khris Royal
Con una carrera de décadas, George Porter Jr. es considerado uno de los antepasados del funk. Como líder de banda de Runnin 'Pardners y bajista de los funky METERS, Porter también ha colaborado con músicos desde Allen Toussaint y Earl King hasta Paul McCartney y Jimmy Buffett. La actuación de Porter en la Funk Week incluirá el talento de Khris Royal como invitada especial.

Lunes 6 de febrero
Little Freddie King
A Ninth Ward staple, Little Freddie King is a veteran singer, songwriter and guitarist. The native Mississippian has called New Orleans home since the 1950s, and King has released multiple albums and sang old-style blues with significant funk influences for crowds throughout the world.

Martes 7 de febrero
Resumen con Gerald French
Raised in the birthplace of jazz, drummer Gerald French is the bandleader of the esteemed Original Tuxedo Jazz Band. French has traveled the world performing with a variety of big-name artists such as Leroy Jones, Harry Connick Jr. and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, on top of numerous festivals where he's taken the stage.

Miércoles 8 de febrero
Tank & The Bangas
Infusing rock, gospel, funk and folk, Tank and The Bangas has captivated the Crescent City since forming in 2011. With its distinctive sound, the young group won OffBeat Magazine's 2014 Best Emerging Artist title and has opened for acts such as The Revivalists and The Soul Rebels.

Jueves 9 de febrero
Glen David Andrews y su banda funky
Known as the Tremé Prince, Glen David Andrews grew up immersed in Louisiana's jazz culture with a family of musicians. The trombone player has headlined everywhere from New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to an international tour in France, and his Redemption album earned the top spot of OffBeat Magazine's Top 50 Louisiana Album Releases of 2014.

Viernes 10 de febrero
Brass-A-Holics
This go-go brass funk band makes waves with its fusion of New Orleans' and Washington D.C.'s signature sounds. Since 2010, this unique award-winning group has traveled more than 65,000 miles across the world for more than 4,500 performances.

Sábado 11 de febrero
Tribu de flujo
No stranger to New Orleans' well-known Jazz & Heritage and Voodoo Festivals, Flow Tribe has drawn audiences in with its one-of-a-kind mending of brass, Cuban-Caribbean rhythms, R&B, soul, rock and hip hop. Its psychedelic sound is heavily influenced by the Crescent City, as the Tribe members are all native New Orleanians.

"We're excited to present NOLA Funk Week and celebrate Jazz's influence on Funk with world renowned artists," Royal Sonesta New Orleans General Manager Alfred L. Groos said. "This is an opportunity to experience the evolution of Funk in an intimate setting with some of the forefathers as well as with some of the most cutting edge and upcoming artists of the genre. It is sure to be an unforgettable experience."

For more information or to reserve a seat at any of the NOLA Funk Week performances, visit The Jazz Playhouse online via its website or on Facebook. Be on the lookout for more exciting events like this happening soon at The Jazz Playhouse!

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About The Jazz Playhouse at Royal Sonesta New Orleans
El público se sentirá como en casa en The Jazz Playhouse en Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Este lugar de música en vivo ubicado dentro del icónico hotel Royal Sonesta en 300 Bourbon Street presenta a los mejores músicos locales y nacionales y es "el" destino elegido para una auténtica experiencia musical en el Barrio Francés. The Jazz Playhouse ofrece actuaciones en vivo siete noches a la semana sin cargo adicional, además de cócteles y aperitivos artesanales en un entorno exclusivo, lujoso e íntimo. Para obtener más información, llame al (504) 553-2299 o haga clic aquí.

Acerca de Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter and steps away from some of the city's finest shopping and visitor attractions, Royal Sonesta New Orleans is a hub of authentic jazz, vibrant night life and refined southern design. The hotel is home to several dining and entertainment venues, including Restaurant R'evolution, Bar R'evolution, The Jazz Playhouse, Desire Oyster Bar, Le Booze and PJ's Coffee Café. In addition to world-class amenities, Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers 20,000 square feet of meeting and special event space. With 483 newly appointed rooms, including 36 suites, the luxurious hotel is one of nearly 70 properties within Sonesta. For more information, visit Sonesta.com or call 504-586-0300.

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