Deacon John

Afrter Jazz Fest Performnce
January 21 at 9:30 PM
January 21 at 11:30 PM
May 5 at 10:00 PM
May 5 at 12:00 PM

Deacon John is one of New Orleans' most talented and most adaptive performers. A war horse and model showman, he's entertained generations of New Orleanians , playing classic Rhythm and Blues, Rock 'n' Rock, Jazz and Gospel. Blessed with a great voice that was trained in the church, he began singing with his first R&B band in the seventh grade. In the 1960'sDeacon, as a guitarist, began to play on recording sessions with Allen Toussaint, Dave Bartholomew, Harold Battiste, Wardell Quezergue and Eddie Bo. He became a fixture on all of the top records at Cosimo Matassa's studioin the late 50's and early 60's playing on many classic hits-Ernie K-Doe's "Mother-in-Law," Lee Dorsey's "Working in the Coal Mine," Aaron Neville's "Tell It Like It Is," Chris Kenner's "Land of 1,000 Dancers," and Robert Parker's "Barefootin'," among others