New Orleans Suspects featuring members of The Radiators, Neville Brothers & Little Feat

Bass Player Magazine Presents

New Orleans Suspects featuring members of The Radiators, Neville Brothers & Little Feat

Breakestra, Food by Jacques-Imo's

Sat, February 22, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$20 adv - $25 dos

This event is 18 and over

Under 21 must buy a $5 drink ticket.

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New Orleans Suspects
New Orleans Suspects
The New Orleans Suspects is comprised of musicians with experience and versatility that rival any band that the city of New Orleans has ever produced.

“Mean” Willie Green has been the drummer for the Neville Brothers band since the 1980s. His unique attack has defined funk drumming for a quarter of a century. Yet, he is not a one-dimensional player. His taste in music spans the gamut of modern rock styles and he is as comfortable driving the beat as he is holding down the groove.

Reggie Scanlan’s career has been defined by his thirty-three years playing bass in the Radiators, the longest running rock act in the history of New Orleans. But his resume is far deeper. As a young musician he played with blues musicians on the west coast chitlin circuit before returning to his hometown to back up legends like James Booker and Professor Longhair.

Jake Eckert is the sterling-toned lead guitarist in the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Before joining the quintessential New Orleans funk/brass band, he honed his chops as part of the thriving southern rock scene in Atlanta, cutting his teeth with the likes of Derek Trucks and Col. Bruce Hampton. While living in Los Angeles, he played in the band New Soul Underground along with jazz great Larry Carlton. He has had a chance to perform with Warren Haynes, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, & Dave Matthews to name a few.

CR Gruver is a classically trained pianist who was bitten by the bug known as New Orleans music after stints touring with nationally known bands such as Outformation and the Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Angie Aparo. Since moving to New Orleans he has immersed himself into the scene and has become a well-regarded sideman adept at James Booker-style piano machinations and the swelling B-3 stylings of Art Neville. Besides playing with many of the city’s local luminaries he also leads his own local band, Funkifry’d.

Kevin Harris is a founding member of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. His tenor saxophone work has graced recordings across the gamut from pop stars Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews and the Black Crowes to zydeco legend Buckwheat Zydeco, jazz songstress Norah Jones, and Modest Mouse, Widespread Panic and many more.

Together these five musicians create music that is firmly rooted in the modern New Orleans sound with compelling originals and tasteful covers. The rhythm section of Scanlan and Green are as comfortable together as red beans and rice. Gruver tickles the ivories or soars into the stratosphere on the organ. Harris provides stellar saxophone fills and solos with great aplomb. Eckert’s rhythm guitar work neatly complements his razor sharp solos. Though the band can clearly jam, with Eckert and Gruver trading off on lead vocals they are no simple jam band.
Featuring Fred Tackett of Little Feat
Featuring Fred Tackett of Little Feat
Hailing from Arkansas, Fred Tackett worked as a side man on many Little Feat albums before becoming a full member of the band for Let It Roll. Along with his fine guitar work, Fred's mandolin and trumpet have become a featured part of the Little Feat sound.

Robert Palmer writes about Fred Tackett's early years in Rock and Roll: An Unruly History

In addition to his work with the Feat, Fred has a very large discography of work with other artists.

Here are just some of the artists Fred has recorded with:

Allman Brothers, Greg Allman, Rory Block, Jackson Browne, Glen Campbell, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Judy Collins, Rita Coolidge, Bob Dylan, Lowell George, Vince Gill, Rickie Lee Jones, Nicolette Larson, Juice Newton, Aaron Neville, Van Dyke Parks, Bonnie Raitt, Lionel Richie, Leo Sayer, Carly Simon, Boz Scaggs, Rod Stewart, Harry Nilsson, Bob Seger, Ringo Starr, Tom Waits, the Wallflowers, and Jimmy Webb
Breakestra
Breakestra
1997 The Breaks party spawned The Breakestra & L.A.'s first raw funk band in a long, long time was born!
1998 Stones throw records caught em live & put out first thee raw funky soul single "getcho soul togetha" hailing in the neo funk movement around the globe.
2001 stones throw releases The Live mix pt.2, a true representation of their live hip hop breaks/funky soul homage show.

Breakestra soon
after makes it's live debut accross the planet including japan.Late 2005 Ubiquity records releases Miles & Wolf's first all original recording called "hit the floor" featuring the live rap track with Chali 2na, Soup & Double K recalling the first disco funk hip hop records of the late 70's.

Again Breakestra travels the planet soul travellin' & spreading the funk gospel this time going to Australia for the first time with guest vocalist hip hop soul diva Choklate helping miles out front in Wolf's place.In April of 2006 Miles' good friend & dj brother from The legendary L.A. Rootdown party, Tarek" Dj Dusk " Captan is tragically killed by a drunk driver.

Breakestra spends the rest of the year touring as well as some of 2007. back at home in late 2007, Inspired by Dusk's spirit & eternal energy Miles & Wolf begin some work on new material.following a show in LA where Wolf's unique dance is imitated by a front row of fun, funky ladies, "the lowdown stank" is born.
The "lowdown" single comes out in 2008 on Egon's Now Again stones throw imprint label.

By early 2009 & whole lot of Miles being locked in the studio building tracks one overdub at a time There's enough tracks to build an album.Eventually they partner up with Strut/k7 records to release the forth coming & second all original funk/soul/jazz panorama "Dusk till Dawn" comes out in september 2009 featuring a track with a dope Dj Dusk rhyme.

2010-2012 Breakestra tours around the world & in January Miles records a new instrumental track with Chuck Boogie on Keys called "Boogie Blessed". the single features a b side of Afrodyete's vocal version of "miss funky sole shake" released June of 2012. keep on witcha keep on...
Food by Jacques-Imo's
Food by Jacques-Imo's
Raised on a farm in upstate New York by a French mother and an Italian father, Jacques Leonardi was exposed early to the cuisine of both nationalities and the use of fresh seasonal ingredients.

A graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, Jacques fell in love with New Orleans and all it had to offer while stationed in the city. In 1990, he started working at minimum wage for Chef Paul Prudhomme of K-Paul’s Lousiana Kitchen while continuing his tenure as a Coast Guard officer. It was at K-Paul’s where he learned the basics of “Nawlins” style cooking and laid the groundwork for his own dream: Jacques-Imo’s Cafe.

n 1996, he purchased the building at 8324 Oak Street in the Riverbend/Carrollton area of Uptown New Orleans. With a little help from the legendary Chef Austin Leslie (formerly of Chez Helene), a little creativity with the food dishes, and a lot of hard work, Jacques now operates one of New Orleans most popular restaurants. Locals and tourists wait up to two hours nightly for a table. The reservation book (for parties of five or more) fills up weeks in advance, and Jacques strolls around his domain talking animatedly to guests and sharing his generosity with both food and drink. In a town that celebrates almost anything, no greater celebration is held than the tribute to Creole/Soul food and warm Southern Hospitality that Jacques Leonardi and the staff at Jacques-Imo’s Cafe provides on a daily basis.
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/