The Professor Longhair 100th Birthday Tribute

The Professor Longhair 100th Birthday TributeDon’t miss Professor Longhair’s 100th Birthday Tribute on December 19th at Tipitina’s!

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The Professor Longhair 100th Birthday Tribute
Featuring George Porter Jr.Ivan NevilleJon ClearyMarcia Ball, Zeke Fishhead (Ed Volker), John JoJo HermannDavid TorkanowskyTom McDermottJohnny VidacovichDeacon John MooreKermit RuffinsCR GruverJoe KrownHerlin RileyAlfred RobertsJohn Papa GrosChris AdkinsTony DagradiTom WorrellReggie ScanlanEarl GordonJune YamagishiLance Ellis and Roger Lewis.

Master of Ceremonies Harry Shearer
Producer Sonny Schneidau


Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd (December 19, 1918 – January 30, 1980), better known as Professor Longhair or “Fess” for short, was a New Orleans blues singer and pianist. He was active in two distinct periods, first in the heyday of early rhythm and blues and later in the resurgence of interest in traditional jazz after the founding of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1970. His piano style has been described as “instantly recognizable, combining rumba, mambo, and calypso.”