Kermit Ruffins' Big Easy Trumpet Battle Royale with special guests


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In a Nutshell

New Orleans trumpet legends, including Kermit Ruffins, Wendell Brunious, Leroy Jones, James Andrews, and Trumpet Black, take the stage

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2015. Limit 8 per person. Use for admission at House of Blues New Orleans on April 30. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Merchant reserves the right to substitute closer seat assignment. For ADA accommodations, call box office immediately after purchase - availability is limited. Holder assumes all risk in connection with the event and releases Groupon, Live Nation, the venue and their affiliates from any related claims. Not redeemable on mobile app. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $16 for one G-Pass to see Kermit Ruffins’ Big Easy Trumpet Battle Royal (up to $27 value)
  • When: Thursday, April 30, at 9 p.m.
  • Where: House of Blues New Orleans
  • General-admission standing
  • Door time: 8 p.m.
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.

Kermit Ruffins’ Big Easy Trumpet Battle Royal

  • Kermit Ruffins: As one of the most beloved trumpeters and bandleaders in the New Orleans jazz scene, Kermit’s been seen in weekly gigs with his Barbecue Swingers at Vaughan’s Lounge, playing hundreds of funerals in The Crescent City, and in a recurring role as himself on HBO’s Treme.
  • Wendell Brunious: This New Orleans figure started playing trumpet at the age of 11—at the funeral of famed drummer Paul Barbarin—and quickly moved on to Bourbon Street dance halls and Preservation Hall.
  • Leroy Jones: The leader of the Leroy Jones Quartet showed his trumpet prowess as part of Harry Connick, Jr.’s big band, and has played with the likes of Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
  • James Andrews: With a style that earned him the nickname, “Satchmo of the Ghetto,” this trumpeter has played with the Treme Brass Band, the New Birth Brass Band, and Dizzy Gillespie; it’s hardly a surprise then that he appeared as himself on HBO’s Treme.
  • Trumpet Black: The grandson of R&B star Jessie Hill, this former featured player in Trombone Shorty’s brass band regularly leads Trumpet Black and the Heart Attack at the Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar in Treme; says he’s one of the “New Orleans Entertainers to Watch in 2015.”

House of Blues New Orleans

At home in the French Quarter, the House of Blues New Orleans keeps its heritage ever near with a metal box of mud from the Mississippi Delta hidden beneath its stage. Around this, more than 290 pieces of folk art—one of the largest collections in the country—decorate the walls. Also bringing its Southern charm and homestyle feel are hardwood floors, no fewer than three bars, and two levels for concert viewing.

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