Tipitina's 42nd Anniversary Series

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen

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Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen

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**On Sale Nov. 9th @ 11:00am**

– Ages 18+
– Must Have Valid Government-Issued ID to Enter

– General Admission / Standing Room Only
** The Box Office is open 10am to 5pm Monday-Friday **
– Purchaser Must Be Present (with Valid Photo ID -OR- Passport) to Claim Will Call Tickets
– Name Changes Must Be Made Before Night of Show
– No Professional Cameras or Rigs (Cameras with Removable Lenses)
– All Sales Are Final

**ONLINE TICKET SALES WILL CEASE APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR BEFORE DOORS OPEN**

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TICKETS PURCHASED IN ADVANCE (WILL CALL) WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR -OR- A TABLE WILL BE SETUP ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING 30 MINUTES BEFORE DOOR TIME
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Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
Tickets: $15
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Show Details

Beyond Cleary’s considerable skills as a tunesmith he is equally renowned around the globe as an accomplished keyboardist and guitarist, and a deeply soulful vocalist. Cleary’s thirty-five years of intensive hands-on work on the Crescent City scene has made him a respected peer of such New Orleans R&B icons as Dr. John and Allen Toussaint.

While thoroughly steeped in the classic Crescent City keyboard canon – from Jelly Roll Morton to Fats Domino to Art Neville, James Booker, and beyond – Cleary uses that century’s worth of pianistic brilliance as a point of departure to forge his own unique and eclectic style. “I love New Orleans R&B, “ Cleary explains.  “I’m a student of it – and a fan, first and foremost.  But there’s little point in just going back and re-recording the old songs – although on my live solo shows, especially in New Orleans, I make a point of trying to keep the fast- disappearing tradition of the R&B pianist/singer alive by playing the old songs that are in danger of being forgotten. As for recording, however, I think the greatest New Orleans R&B records are the ones that built on what went before but also added something new. By writing new songs you get to channel all the music you absorb through your own individual set of filters – and the fun is in seeing what emerges.”

http://www.joncleary.com/


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