NEW ORLEANS: Jazz Fest time is currently New Orleans time. And local pianoman and celeb-entertainer Armand St. Martin is keeping a busy musical schedule during Jazz Fest. 2011. St. Martin performs approximately 200-250 local shows annually in the Big Easy since Katrina, with his uptempo original Louisiana-flavored songs accompanied by his New Orleans-styled piano-playing that follows in the footsteps of Fats, Toussaint, Booker, Jerry Lee, Professor Longhair and Dr. John.
A piano professor in his own right, St. Martin performs three one-man shows this week of Jazz Fest at the Louis Armstrong National Airport, on May 2, May 4 and May 6 (4 pm – 6 pm), followed by numerous private Jazz Fest parties where boiled crawfish, soft-shelled crab, and etouffee are the order of the day along with St. Martin’s sizzlin’ piano playing.
As HOOAH!!! Radio’s Roving Artist Reporter, Armand St. Martin entertains with live music news straight from the Jazz Fest grounds on May 5 (4 pm – 6 pm EST) and May 6 (2 pm – 4 pm EST), as he phones-in his music reports to DJ Bette Carl in NY at HOOAH!!!! Radio. Bette Carl was recently featured in a segment on CBS-TV about her radio show on Hooah!!! Radio which aires to all USA military abroad and at home.
A BMI singer/songwriter, St. Martin has graced the ivories at venues in the Crescent City ranging from the Superdome and the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, to Generation’s Hall, Republic New Orleans, Tipitina’s, French Quarter Fest, and Jazz Fest, to list a few.
St. Martin has released three CDs on his custom boutique label, Patty Lee Records, titled “Alligator Ball”, “Sizzlin’”, and “Katrina Anthem,” which are available on the internet at CdBaby.com, Amazon.com, and PattyLeeRecords.com, or locally in New Orleans at Peaches Records and Louisiana Music Factory. His song “Storyville Blues” was featured on the TV-series “K-Ville”, his songs, “Orleans Lullaby” and “St. Expedite” are the soundtrack for Chris Madden’s DVD short, “Project Katrina”, and his songs, “Storyville Blues” and “Back in New Orleans” are on the upcoming independent film, “Brawlers”.
By Googling “Armand St. Martin” or “Armand St. Martin, New Orleans”, St. Martin’s music videos can be located on YouTube and Vimeo, as well as on his myspace site.
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