Frank Gratkowski @ Chickie Wah Wah

Lately I have been getting a bit dark on New Orleans, and the creative music scene here. Tonight I was encouraged. Frank Gratkowki played the first of several nights of gigs here in New Orleans, at Chickie Wah Wah.

The place was packed, well packed for free jazz on a Monday night. The music was good, and Dale made red beans and rice. There is something about red beans and rice on a Monday night that makes it seem like everything is all right.

Here is Frank’s schedule for the rest of his stay (Thanks to Ben):

TUES. MARCH 13 w/HELEN GILLET @ SOUND CAFE 7PM

Frank with “experimental cellist” Helen Gillet, bane
of the right-wing blogosphere
(http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1792010/posts)
at the intimate Sound Cafe for an early evening
improvisational session. Bring the kids!!!

TUES. MARCH 13 w/JOHNNY VIDACOVICH AND MIKE DILLON @
D.B.A. 10PM

Frank Gratkowski will be a special guest at Johnny’s
weekly d.b.a. gig, joining vibes player Mike Dillon

WED. MARCH 14 w/DRY BONES TRIO @ HI-HO LOUNGE 10PM

Frank Gratkowski, reeds
Bill Hunsinger, bass
Rob Cambre, guitar
Endre Landsnes, drums

This is a double bill put together by Rob Cambre
featuring the Majik Markers, of whom I know no more
than this anonymous internet quote: “Majik Markers
girl f@#%ing guitar wild-style noise like cacophony en
masse.”

THURS. MARCH 14 @ SNUG HARBOR 8 & 10PM

Frank Gratkowski, reeds
Brian Coogan, keybords
Rick Trolsen, trombone
Dave Capello, drums

frank gratkowski

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