Kermit Ruffins

A bona fide goodwill ambassador for post-Katrina New Orleans, trumpeter-singer Kermit Ruffins continues to carry the spirit of Louis Armstrong in his performances around the world while also pushing the envelope into some new musical territory. On emulating Armstrong throughout his career, Ruffins says, “That’s someone who really led one of America’s true art forms. He was really the cherry on top of New Orleans music. Now I see it being passed on to younger kids, and for me to have a role in that and to maybe do the things he did is so spiritual to me.” Ruffins and his Barbecue Swingers will spread the syncopated joy in their return engagement at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival.

A Night In New Orleans benefits Music Connects, the educational outreach initiative of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival. Music Connects presents cultural and music programming in the Lower Township School District. Initiatives include the Music Connects Big Band, a county wide Big Band under the direction of John Drechen, student entry to Exit Zero Jazz Festival concerts, cultural programming, and hands on experience with the KREWE.

$38.00 - $75.00

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