Last night, New Orleans powerhouse Galactic stopped at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club for the first time ever. The appearance marked the first of five nights, and 10 performances by the Tipitina’s owners are set to be joined by Robert Randolph, Matisyahu and Nicholas Payton for the remainder of the run and joined by legendary saxophonist James Carter for their opening. performance.
Comprised of Ben Ellman (saxophone, harmonica), Robert Mercurio (bass), Stanton Moore (drums, percussion), Jeffrey Raines (guitar) and Richard Vogal (keyboards), Galactic is also joined by vocal powerhouse Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph and Eric Gordon, who brought the energy of Mardi Gras to New York throughout his performance.
Galactic will continue to perform at the Blue Note Jazz Club until January 29.
Photographer Dino Perrucci captured the action below.