Posted on: Jan 26, 2017 -- Last updated on: Jan 26, 2017
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is hosting a Valentine’s Eve concert by New Orleans pianist Davell Crawford in the beautiful new Steinway Hall located at 1133 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. The concert will take place on Monday, February 13th, 2017, at 7 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a meet-the-artist reception.
Hailed as “The Prince of New Orleans,” the pianist and vocalist, Davell Crawford brings equal exuberance to jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, gospel, soul, pop, American folk and touches of country-western. He is considered the finest contemporary pianist to come out of New Orleans,
a city with a rich tradition of extraordinary pianists (e.g., Professor Longhair, Fats Domino,
and James Booker). Bill Taylor at Blues Magazine says, “Davell is one of the greatest musicians alive.” The Jazz Foundation of America once called him, “a cross between Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles.” Today, he thrills audiences with his own mesmerizing style. A favorite at the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, he has also delighted audiences in Spain, Italy, France, Russia, Brazil, and Morocco. Cited as one of the few musicians committed to keeping the piano sounds of New Orleans alive, he stands as one of the most versatile piano players in America today. He is an official Steinway Artist.
Crawford’s performance will take place in the downstairs recital hall of Steinway Hall, the flagship location of Steinway & Sons. The recital hall, which has only 69 seats, provides an enchantingly intimate listening experience.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is proud to partner with Steinway & Sons to produce thisconcert, as part of the Museum’s Black History Month programs.
Tickets are available through EventBrite. Advance sales are highly recommended as the concert is anticipated to quickly sell out.
For immediate press information, please contact Kadijah Porter, Marketing Associate 718-478-8274 x105 or Kadijah.Porter@qc.cuny.edu
ABOUT THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, Queens, New York. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm. Travel directions and more at LouisArmstrongHouse.org or 718.478.8274.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and New York City Landmark.
Thanks to the vision and funding of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, the Louis Armstrong House Museum welcomes visitors from all over the world, six days per week, 52 weeks per year. The Louis Armstrong House Museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, Association of African American Museums, Museums Council of New York City, New York State Museums Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, NYC & Co., and the Queens Tourism Council. The museum is a constituent of Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, CUNY.