NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA -- – Grammy nominee and Billboard Award winner Irvin Mayfield proudly announces a unique musical event that invites all New Orleanians to support their community. Coming to the Crescent City for one week only in August, will be the music of Los Hombres Calientes. Presented by Irvin Mayfield, the concert series is entitled “The Love Sessions” – Six Nights of Music and Six Nights of Giving.
Beginning Tuesday evening August 25 through Sunday night August 30, the Big Easy will sizzle with the explosive sounds of the multi-talented bandleader and jazz trumpeter, Irvin Mayfield. The music of Los Hombres Calientes merges Caribbean and African rhythms with an authentic jazz beat. This special “benefit concert” series is Irvin Mayfield’s “love offering” to his hometown of New Orleans. “During these tough economic times and in remembrance of Hurricane Katrina, it is important to recognize, support, and provide love offerings to groups that our strengthening our community,” explains Mayfield.
Each one of the six concerts will benefit a different non-profit and funds raised will support groups that mentor our children, the homeless, literacy programs, our police, mental health and our local musicians. The “Love Sessions” are proudly sponsored by: Entergy, Gambit Weekly, Tommy Bahama Rum, Jones Walker, Basin Street Records, Adams and Reese LLP, and the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans. All concerts will be presented in the luxurious and intimate setting of Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon Street, located in the heart of the French Quarter.
Performances will begin at 8:00 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 each plus a service charge and may be purchased through http://jazzplayhouse.frontgatetickets.com or by calling 888-512-SHOW. Everyone is invited to experience the excitement and the passion when Irvin Mayfield presents the music of “Los Hombres Calientes” August 25 through 30 at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse. You don’t want to miss this landmark effort utilizing music as a catalyst to strengthen and enrich our New Orleans’ community. All ticket sale proceeds from The Love Sessions will benefit the following non-profit organizations:
Tuesday, August 25 Unity of Greater New Orleans ~ Unity’s mission is to coordinate community partnership in order to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness.
Wednesday, August 26 New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation~ The foundation impacts safety and justice in New Orleans and facilitates improvements and reform throughout the Criminal Justice System.
Thursday, August 27 Boys Town Louisiana ~ Boys Town was founded in 1917 to provide children with a safe, loving, and caring environment to grow and build self-confidence.
Friday, August 28 New Orleans Public Library ~ The Public Library enriches the community as it celebrates and preserves the collective memory and living history of New Orleans.
Saturday, August 29 New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (Katrina Remembrance) ~ NOJO is a performing arts institution dedicated to creating and presenting authentic jazz experiences that celebrate the origins and transform the future of jazz.
Sunday, August 30 LSU Health Science Center Department of Psychiatry ~ The department is devoted to enriching and rebuilding the communities’ mental health system for children and their families.
Audiences will feel right at home at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Now, more than ever, the hotel is “the” destination of choice for all visitors seeking an authentic music and travel experience in the Big Easy.