A Week with Johnny Vidacovich & Friends

Johnny Vidacovich

Johnny Vidacovich has risen to national treasure status over his 4 decade career. Born and raised in New Orleans LA, he is a founding member of the world renowned contemporary jazz consortium Astral Project. He has played and/or recorded with such luminaries as Professor Longhair, George Porter Jr., Dr. John, Skerik and John Scofield. He is also a highly regarded teacher and educator whose past students include Stanton Moore and Brian Blade. He has been a longtime faculty member at Loyola University and the University of New Orleans. Johnny and his wife Deborah maintain the Tipitina's Sunday music workshops where younger students can come play with the pros on Sundays at Tip's. Johnny played the first and every New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (which just celebrated its 40th anniversary) and has become a fixture on the New Orleans music scene. He has 4 records under his own name and an instructional book and DVD focusing on his approach to New Orleans drumming. He continues to maintain an active playing, touring and teaching schedule and is currently busy touring the world with Joe Sample of the Crusaders.


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