‘New Orleans Nights’ at Lehman Center

Allen Toussaint.
Photo by Lee Crum

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts brings the sound of New Orleans to the Bronx as New Orleans Nights combines the extraordinary talents of legendary songwriter and bandleader Allen Toussaint, trumpeter/composer Nicholas Payton, and a masterful B-3 organ trio led by Joe Krown on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 6:00 p.m.

The 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 2009 recipient of the prestigious Grammy Trustees Award, Allen Toussaint shaped the music of New Orleans writing such timeless hits as “Working in the Coal Mine,” “I Like It Like That” and “Right Place Wrong Time.”

Called “abundantly gifted” and “a high-wire soloist” by The New York Times, Nicholas Payton is a composer, bandleader and trumpet wizard whose recordings have consistently charted in the Billboard Top 20 Jazz albums, from his first recording, “From This Moment” (#15) to his current release “Into the Blue” (#11).

The Joe Krown Trio, a killer collaboration of three of New Orleans’s greatest players, merges the big sound of Joe Krown’s Hammond B-3, the soulful vocals of Walter “Wolfman” Washington, and the masterful drumming of Russell Batiste Jr.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468.

Nicholas Payton.
Photo by Michael Wilson
Photo by Michael Wilson

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