Mardi Gras Celebration

When: Sat., Jan. 31, 8 p.m. 2015

Stride piano virtuoso Alvin Waddles leads the Mardi Gras Celebration with a quartet well-versed in the rags and rhythms of New Orleans and the Harlem Renaissance. It will be a musical journey to early 1900s as Waddles embodies the vibrance of piano jazz legends Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and others. Joining him are luminary jazz artists, bassist Marion Hayden, saxophonist Gene Parker, and percussionist Djallo Djakate Keita.