Music is all around us--in the wind, the rain, and the weird sounds that children make. Listen to something that's actually been rehearsed with this GrouponLive deal to see Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at House of Blues New Orleans. For $14, you get one ticket for general admission on Saturday, January 19, at 9 p.m. (a $27 value). Doors open at 8 p.m.
New Orleans–born trumpeter Irvin Mayfield's passion for jazz has produced 15 albums, both a Grammy and a Billboard Award, and immeasurable acclaim. But his love for music goes beyond his blistering performances: Mayfield founded the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in 2003, the same year he was named cultural ambassador of New Orleans. During this tribute to Ray Charles, Mayfield lends his expert embouchure to soulful ballads and flies into frenzied improvisation during upbeat favorites.
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.