Allen Toussaint Tribute: Stanton Moore w/ Nicholas Payton & Cyril Neville | SFJAZZ
Stanton Moore w/ Special Guests
Paying tribute to the legacy of the late New Orleans musical icon Allen Toussaint, Galactic drummer Stanton Moore has assembled a stellar band of Crescent City masters including trumpeter Nicholas Payton and percussionist Cyril Neville to perform fresh, funky arrangements of Toussaint’s unforgettable songs. The explosive, driving force behind Galactic’s stadium-sized blend of New Orleans funk, jazz, hip-hop, and electronic dance music, Moore is the primary figure bringing the second line drumming tradition to modern pop music, collaborating with Charlie Hunter, John Scofield, and Robert Walter as well as his own Stanton Moore Trio. GRAMMY-winning trumpeter, keyboardist, bandleader, and composer Payton is an audacious musician with a string of brilliant releases as a leader and innumerable recording and performing credits, appearing on Toussaint’s final album, 2009’s Nonesuch session The Bright Mississippi. Singer, percussionist, and member of the first family of New Orleans music, Cyril Neville embodies the city’s cultural fabric as a member of the Neville Brothers band and the Meters. The impact of Allen Toussaint’s career as a composer, producer, performer will live forever, and this tribute will help keep his flame burning at a roaring intensity.
Stanton Moore drums
David Torkanowsky piano
James Singleton bass
Nicholas Payton trumpet, keyboards
Cyril Neville percussion, vocals