UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

April 6 • New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
The New Orleans Ragtime Festival @ New Orleans Jazz Museum | 3-4pm

April 6 • Evan Christopher’s Ragpickers
The New Orleans Ragtime Festival @ The Little Gem Saloon | 5-7pm

April 6 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

April 7 • The Steamboat Stompers
The Steamboat Natchez| 11am & 2pm cruises

April 7 • Steve Pistorius Quartet
Buffas Bar & Restaurant | 7-10pm

April 10 • The Steamboat Stompers
The Steamboat Natchez| 11am & 2pm cruises

April 10 • New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
The Historic New Orleans Collection | 6-7pm

April 10 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

April 11 • The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

April 12 • Steve Pistorius
Preservation Hall, French Quarter Festival | 9-10am

April 12 • Steve Pistorius
French Market Stage, French Quarter Festival | 1:15pm

April 12 • Dr. Michael White & The Original Liberty Jazz Band
Snug Harbor | 8 & 10pm Shows

April 13 • New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra
French Quarter Festival | 11:15-12:30pm

April 13 • Wendell Brunious
French Quarter Festival | 12:45pm

April 13 • Charlie Halloran
French Quarter Festival | 3-4:15pm

April 13 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

April 14 • New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
French Quarter Festival | noon-12:45pm

April 14 • Swing Setters
French Quarter Festival | 1:30-2:30pm

April 14 • Clive Wilson
French Quarter Festival | 3:30-4:45pm

April 14 • Steve Pistorius Quartet
Buffas Bar & Restaurant | 7-10pm

April 16 • The Steamboat Stompers
The Steamboat Natchez| 11am & 2pm cruises

April 17 • The Steamboat Stompers
The Steamboat Natchez| 11am & 2pm cruises

April 17 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

April 20 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

April 21 • Kris Tokarski Trio
The Bombay Club | 8pm-11pm

April 24 • The Steamboat Stompers
The Steamboat Natchez| 11am & 2pm cruises

April 25 • New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | 4:20-5:25pm, Economy Hall

April 26 • Riverside Jazz Collective
The Bombay Club | 8:30pm-11:30pm

April 27 • New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | 3-4pm, Economy Hall

April 27 • Alex Owen
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | Economy Hall

April 27 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

April 28 • Palm Court Jazz Band
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | Economy Hall

April 28 • Steve Pistorius Quartet
Buffas Bar & Restaurant | 7-10pm

May 1 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

May 3 • Swing Setters
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | Kids Stage

May 3 • Greg Stafford’s Jazz Hounds
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | Economy Hall

May 4 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

May 5 • Steve Pistorius Quartet
Buffas Bar & Restaurant | 7-10pm

May 11 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

May 12 • Tim Laughlin Trio
The Bombay Club | 8-11pm

May 17 • Steve Pistorius
The Bombay Club | 8:30-11:30pm

May 19 • Steve Pistorius Trio
The Bombay Club | 8-11pm


Spring in New Orleans is magical. Check out my calendar and you will see that I will be very active this spring performing at the music festivals we are lucky to have over the next few weeks. I am experiencing magic in all of the bands I play with as we welcome back so many wonderful out of towners who truly enjoy the music and what we do.

For all of those out of towners, if you see me let me know if you want to pick up a copy of my New Orleas Pearls Record. The cd has been met with a great response. OffBeat Magazine, The Syncopated Times, and Jazzlives all gave very nice reviews of the record and Peaches Records and the Lousiana Music Factory are selling them! But the best way to get a copy is to find me at one of my gigs!

See y’all out there at the festivals!

Benny
April 6th, 2019

Benny Amón

Since moving to New Orleans in 2011 from his hometown of Davis, California, Benny has become one of the most in demand drummers on the New Orleans jazz scene. Benny holds a B.A in Development Studies from UC Berkeley. A job working with young people in schools first brought him to New Orleans. Since then Benny has been involved in recording sessions, tours, festivals, and special projects with all of the top traditional jazz musicians in New Orleans.Benny has performed in Japan as a cultural ambassador, in Brazil at the International I Love Jazz Festival, in Argentina as a guest artist, in Belgium, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden, and across the United States, including repeat performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival. At home in New Orleans, Benny performs regularly at the world famous Preservation Hall, The Palm Court Jazz Cafe, and on the Mississippi river aboard the Steamboat Natchez. Every year he performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The French Quarter Festival, The Summer Satchmo Fest and the Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival. Benny endorses and performs exclusively on Bopworks drumsticks and brushes.

“Although he turns 30 this year, he is a mature artist with large heartfelt visions and sensitivity. He is a spectacularly fine drummer. He makes beautiful sounds, he plays for “the comfort of the band,” he knows dynamics and timbres, and he swings no matter what the tempo.”- Michael Steinmann, Jazzlives.wordpress.com

MUSIC

RELEASES

Benny Amon’s New Orleans Pearls
When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain



Benny would love to hear from you. He offers drum lessons for all ages and skill levels. Benny also leads bands for private events and public venues.

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