Deacon John Moore & The Ivories

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Tune your radios, sinners and saints, the Deacon is here.

"Deacon" John Moore has been a veteran on the NOLA music scene for five decades. He was there at the start when rhythm and blues became the start of rock and roll. Find out why NPR calls him, "New Orleans' best kept secret."

He's here tonight for two sets with his band The Ivories, for his only public New Orleans holiday show this season. 

8:00pm Doors  |  8:30pm Show

Seating is limited and first-come, first-served, so early arrival is suggested. 

For many decades Deacon John has symbolized the ultimate in dance music. Deacon John is a man who gets around. Deacon, with his band Deacon John & the Ivories, was the first rock’n’roll musician to play with the New Orleans Symphony in 1970. In the 1980s Deacon’s prowess on the slide guitar eventually landed him a part in Allen Parker’s movie, Angel Heart, and a national television commercial for Miller Beer.

In 1990, he released his first CD, Singer of Song, followed by his second CD, Deacon John Live at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (1994). In 2000, he was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame and taught blues music in the schools throughout the state of Louisiana. In 2003 Gambit Magazine named Deacon Best Male Performer, Best Rhythm and Blues Artist and Entertainer of the Year. Also in 2003 Offbeat magazine awarded him Album of the Year, Overall Band of the Year and Best R&B/Funk/Soul Band.

In 2006 Deacon was elected the first African-American president of the New Orleans Musicians Union. In 2008, the United States Postal Service and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation honored him with a commemorative envelope and he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. In 2009, he received a Community Arts Award from the Arts Council of New Orleans, performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, and was honored with an Asante Legends Award. 

In 2010, Offbeat music magazine awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award; he also received the Cutting Edge Music Conference’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the American Federation of Musicians’ highly coveted Charles Walton Diversity Advocate Award. In 2011, the New Orleans Blues Society gave him the Snooks Eaglin Lifetime Achievement for Blues Excellence Award. In 2012, he earned the Slim Harpo Blues Pioneer Award from the Slim Harpo Music Awards. In 2013, Deacon John earned a star on the Tipitina’s Walk of Fame.

Tickets

Details

  • 8PM–Saturday, December 29
  • Doors at 8PM
  • $20 Advance | $25 Door

Tune your radios, sinners and saints, the Deacon is here.

"Deacon" John Moore has been a veteran on the NOLA music scene for five decades. He was there at the start when rhythm and blues became the start of rock and roll. Find out why NPR calls him, "New Orleans' best kept secret."

He's here tonight for two sets with his band The Ivories, for his only public New Orleans holiday show this season. 

8:00pm Doors  |  8:30pm Show

Seating is limited and first-come, first-served, so early arrival is suggested. 

For many decades Deacon John has symbolized the ultimate in dance music. Deacon John is a man who gets around. Deacon, with his band Deacon John & the Ivories, was the first rock’n’roll musician to play with the New Orleans Symphony in 1970. In the 1980s Deacon’s prowess on the slide guitar eventually landed him a part in Allen Parker’s movie, Angel Heart, and a national television commercial for Miller Beer.

In 1990, he released his first CD, Singer of Song, followed by his second CD, Deacon John Live at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (1994). In 2000, he was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame and taught blues music in the schools throughout the state of Louisiana. In 2003 Gambit Magazine named Deacon Best Male Performer, Best Rhythm and Blues Artist and Entertainer of the Year. Also in 2003 Offbeat magazine awarded him Album of the Year, Overall Band of the Year and Best R&B/Funk/Soul Band.

In 2006 Deacon was elected the first African-American president of the New Orleans Musicians Union. In 2008, the United States Postal Service and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation honored him with a commemorative envelope and he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. In 2009, he received a Community Arts Award from the Arts Council of New Orleans, performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, and was honored with an Asante Legends Award. 

In 2010, Offbeat music magazine awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award; he also received the Cutting Edge Music Conference’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the American Federation of Musicians’ highly coveted Charles Walton Diversity Advocate Award. In 2011, the New Orleans Blues Society gave him the Snooks Eaglin Lifetime Achievement for Blues Excellence Award. In 2012, he earned the Slim Harpo Blues Pioneer Award from the Slim Harpo Music Awards. In 2013, Deacon John earned a star on the Tipitina’s Walk of Fame.

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