by Matthew Hose
Irvin Mayfield has announced the return of Love Sessions: A Festival of Giving, a 12-night series of concerts benefitting local non-profit organizations. The concerts begin at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse (August 18-24) at the Royal Sonesta Hotel and feature trumpet battles between Mayfield and Kermit Ruffins. The series moves to Irvin Mayfield’s I Club at the JW Marriott New Orleans for five days (Aug. 25-29), where Mayfield will be joined by trumpeter Dee Dee Bridgewater. Tickets are available at frontgatetickets.com.Each performance will benefit a different group, including the The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, The Times-Picayune Employee Assistance Fund, the New Orleans Public Library and others. Complete schedule concerts and groups after the jump.
At Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse
Saturday, Aug. 18 New Orleans Public Library
Sunday, Aug. 19 UNITY of Greater New Orleans
Monday, Aug. 20 The New Orleans Haitian Relief Task Force
Tuesday, Aug. 21 Son of a Saint Sports Foundation
Wednesday, Aug. 22 Dag’s House
Thursday, Aug. 23 The New Orleans Chapter of the Links, Inc.
Friday, Aug. 24 The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic
At the I Club
Saturday, Aug. 25 Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.)
Sunday, Aug. 26 NO/AIDS Task Force
Monday, Aug. 27 music education programs including the New Orleans Jazz institute, Roots of Music
Tuesday, Aug. 28 DashThirtyDash (The Times-Picayune Employee Assistance Fund)
Wednesday, Aug. 29 The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra