Jazz at the Rat featuring A Tribute to Idris Muhammad
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Building: Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), Der Rathskeller/City Diner
Location: uptown campus

The Next Generation Band, featuring special guests Herlin Riley (drums, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra) and Sam Williams (trombone, Big Sam’s Funky Nation), will pay tribute to the legendary New Orleans-born and internationally revered drummer who passed away this past July at the age of 74. From playing with early R&B and rock ‘n roll greats in the 1950s, to becoming an in-demand jazz and soul session drummer and band leader in the 1960s and 1970s, to being sampled by scores of hip hop artists, Muhammad is, as described by WWOZ FM’s George Ingmire, “on the Mount Rushmore of New Orleans drummers.”

Jazz at the Rat is a series of live concerts held on selected Thursday evenings at Der Rathskeller (a.k.a. “The Rat”) at Tulane. Curated by Jesse McBride, the series features performances by jazz legends and rising stars, comprising of both visiting artists and outstanding New Orleans-based musicians, accompanied by students and faculty from Tulane’s Jazz Studies program.

Free and open to the public. Presented by the Lagniappe Series of the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs. For more information, contact 504-865-5728 or donuts@tulane.edu, or visit tulane.edu/college/programs/jazz.cfm.

Sponsored by: Newcomb-Tulane College, Newcomb Music Department as well as Office of Cocurricular Programs

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors
Tickets: Not required
For more information contact Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs via email to donuts@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-865-5728