Some of NOLA’s brightest young proponents, in the form of Naughty Professor, are taking Crescent City jazz and future funk up and down the East Coast, starting with Florida, working their way up to New England before heading back south for home.
Naughty Professor are: Bill Daniel, guitar; Noah Young, bass; Sam Shahin, drums; Nick Ellman, alto & baritone saxophones; Ian Bowman, tenor saxophone; and John Culbreth, trumpet. The band has an EP and three albums to their credit, including 2015’s Out on a Limb and last year’s live release In the Flesh. You can read our review of Out on a Limb here.
When I attempted a description a while ago, it came out like this:
“Naughty Professor is a New Orleans-based sextet of young musicians in the present respecting the jazz traditions of the past while playing the music of the future.”
This tour starts Friday in Destin at AJ’s, before an appearance at Funk Fest 8 in Punta Gorda. Also on the Saturday schedule at Funk Fest are NOLA compatriots Dumpstaphunk and Big Sam’s Funky Nation.
DO. NOT. MISS. NAUGHTY. PROFESSOR. For real.
03.03 // Destin, FL // AJ’s Grayton Beach
03.04 // Punta Gorda, FL // Funk Fest 8
03.05 // Pensacola, FL // Vinyl Music Hall
03.16 // Dunedin, FL // Dunedin Brewery
03.17 // Ocala, FL // Pi on Broadway
03.18 // Atlanta, GA // Terminal West
03.22 // Washington, DC // Gypsy Sally’s**
03.23 // New York, NY // American Beauty**
03.24 // Boston, MA // Thunder Road**
03.25 // Burlington, VT // Nectar’s**
03.27 // Bridgeport, CT // BRYAC
03.28 // Baltimore, MD // The 8×10
03.29 // Pittsburgh, PA // James St Gastropub
03.30 // Asheville, NC // Asheville Music Hall
03.31 // New Orleans, LA // Hogs For The Cause
04.06 // New Orleans, LA // French Quarter Fest
04.19 // New Orleans, LA // YLC Wednesdays at the Square~
05.05 // New Orleans, LA //
** w/ Cole DeGenova
~ w/ Big Sam’s Funky Nation