The Blue Note Brunch
“New Orleans Mardi Gras brunch featuring Joey Morant and Catfish Stew.”
131 West 3rd (off 6th Avenue @ West 4th Subway)
Sunday, February 26th Please RSVP by February 22nd
1:15 arrival for 1:30 brunch and show
$49 Live Show, Brunch Entree, 1 drink, tax &tip
One of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the current scene, Joey Morant has been playing since he was 11. He electrifies audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing, and humorous asides. Known as “Mr. Entertainer,” Morant has traveled the world – Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, France, and Mexico – performing in an array of venues, including the London Paladium and a performance for Queen Elizabeth. He has performed and recorded with hundreds of musicians, including the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band, Ray Charles, James Brown, Tina Turner, George Benson, Lionel Hampton’s Orchestra, Paul McCartney, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, and Jabbo Smith. In his hometown of Charleston, Morant was a regular performer at the Chef and Clef and conducted a 17-piece orchestra at the Dock Street Theatre. He is a former director of Charleston’s MOJA Arts Festival and started the first jazz society in Toronto. He has written and recorded with Lee Morgan and worked with Art Blakey on the arrangement of Aretha Franklin’s rendition of “Dixie Melody” for her first album, recorded with saxophonist King Curtis. His first recording, Better Late Than Never, was released in 1998. Morant won Showtime at the Apollo and has performed on Black Entertainment Television’s Jazz Discovery program. He received heartfelt recognition from around the world for his deeply-moving musical tribute at Ground Zero on December 11, 2001, and in 2003 he received the Harlem Jazz and Music Festival Instrumentalist of the Year award.