An evening of rich jazz history comes alive through music when pianist/vocalist Alvin Waddles plays the music of stride and ragtime legends Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and other greats. The Palmer Woods Music in Homes concert is Saturday, Jan. 26, beginning at 8 p.m.
Widely popular for his central roles in Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Too Hot to Handel, Waddles will be tickling the ivories along with his dynamic ensemble featuring Marion Hayden on bass, trumpeter John Douglas, and percussionist Djallo Djakate Keita.
The concert includes a delicious creole-style meal with favorites such as jambalaya, red beans, rice and corn bread. Mardi Gras attire encouraged! Tickets: $50; VIP seating in front rows with additional leg room, early admission, first on line for dinner: $60.
The image above is a detail from a photograph by Barbara Barefield.