How to Pace (and Cool) Yourself During Fest
Festival season is upon New Orleans. It gets hot, and it’s hard to find a place get off your feet and listen to music in a comfortable atmosphere. I aim to fix that for you.
During French Quarter Fest
Thursday, April 10th (8-9:30pm)
Dinner and Drinks @ Little Gem Saloon
On the first night (and within walking distance) of French Quarter Fest, come eat dinner and listen to some original and intricately-arranged modern jazz right downtown at Little Gem Saloon. I FINALLY get to present my music in New Orleans with it’s intended instrumentation.
Saturday, April 12th (11am-12:30pm)
Symphony Chorus of New Orleans @ French Quarter Fest
On the Classical Stage at St. Mary’s Chapel, we will be performing a preview of upcoming classical concert material, as well as reprising international folk pieces.
PearlFest 2014 (following Jazz Fest)
The first annual PearlFest is within walking distance from the Fairgrounds that hosts JazzFest. This is a perfect way to unwind before the late night shows, with an intimate, air-conditioned, seated, and audible atmosphere.
Friday, April 25th (8-10:30pm)
Ella Fitzgerald’s Birthday Celebration
I will pay homage to the Great “Fitzgerald” Songbook, accompanied by my trio. I promise to “deliver an upper-echelon change of setting” (All About Jazz) from the heat and chaos of the outdoor festival.
Friday, May 2nd (8-10:30pm)
Reprise of my Concept Album, Convert Augustine
“With listed influences ranging from Brahms to Dream Theatre, you expect something pretty quirky, and Gromko delivers, with a mix of jazz and folk pop.”
My New York band’s concept album, Convert Augustine, will be reprised and complemented with other, newer compositions in this pop/jazz fusion concert. Electric bass and guitar and polymetric rhythms set a solid foundation for some soaring vocals.
During normal times, I can be heard every Friday at Pearl Wine Co., but I hope to see you inside at one of these festival concerts!