Legendary Musician, a JazzFest Regular, Playing Intimate Venue in the Big Easy This October
Allen Toussaint, whom Elton John once said was “the equivalent of the Dalai Lami because for me, he influenced the way I played the piano,” is playing the intimate venue of Harrah’s New Orleans on Friday, Oct. 21.
Toussaint is a Grammy Trustees Award Winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and one of the most influential figures in New Orleans’ rhythm & blues. Known as “The Southern Knight,” he has collaborated Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Jerry Garcia, Irma Thomas and many more artists.
A regular performer at the New Orleans JazzFest, Toussaint has experienced success as a musician, songwriter, composer and record producer. His music has been featured in numerous films, including “Casino,” “Moulin Rouge” and “Maid in Manhattan.”
The Harrah’s Showroom seats 500 in a theater-style setting. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $40-50, plus Ticketmaster fees for those ordering on-line. You can also call 1-800-745-3000. People must be 21 to enter the casino.