Stanton Moore Trio album release
Apr 15 | Drummer and Galactic cofounder Stanton Moore has delved back into jazz with pianist David Torkanowsky and bassist Jim Singleton. The trio releases its debut Conversations at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor.
Glen David Andrews
Thu. April 17 | Glen David Andrews kicks off the Jazz in the Park series. The Thursday events feature food vendors, a craft market and a kids' stage. 5th Ward Weebie and the L.B. Landry-O.P. Walker College and Career Prepatory High School band also perform. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Louis Armstrong Park.
Happy Talk Band
Sat. April 19 | Since the well-received 2010 release Starve a Fever, local appearances by Luke Allen's Happy Talk Band have become rarer and rarer. Its only schedule performance this spring is at 10 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah.
Sun. April 20 | Rapper Rick Ross appeared firmly positioned atop the rap world in March when his sixth studio album, Mastermind, featuring Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and a host of other guests, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Meek Mill opens at 8 p.m. at the UNO Lakefront Arena.
Big Easy Music Awards
Mon. April 21 | The Big Easys recognize top male and female performers, best album and bands in more than 20 categories. The gala also features performances by Big Freedia, Brass-A-Holics, Sweet Crude, Maggie Koerner and others. Call 504-483-3129 for tickets. At 7 p.m. at Harrah's New Orleans.