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Louisiana Music, New Orleans R'n'B, Cajun & Creole Grooves, Blues & Boogie Woogie

Coming from the Gulf of Mexico, along the Mississippi, through the bayous and into the lively nightlife of New Orleans: GUMBO 504 plays the funky grooves from the heart of Louisiana.

The latest project by pianist Jan Luley combines hits by Dr. John, the Meters, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino and others with his own compositions and individual arrangements to create a hot, danceable gumbo.

New Orleans rhythm'n'blues meets Creole rhythms, the party music of the Cajuns goes hand in hand with the virtuoso blues and boogie woogie riffs of Jan Luley on the piano. It swings and grooves like a Mardi Gras party in the birthplace of jazz on the Mississippi. Also there: the New Orleans-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Helt Oncale, who learned his craft in the clubs of the French Quarter and has performed there with everyone who was anyone.

Jan Luley - vocals, piano

Helt Oncale - vocals, guitar, fiddle

Tobias Schirmer - drums, percussion

Michael Kraft (or Grischka Zepf) - Bass

optional plus Thomas l'Etienne - saxophone, vocals

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