HENRI SMITH New Orleans Revue
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MAC Drive-In Summer Concert Series
Please Note This show has MOVED to a Drive-In Show at Manchester Athletic Club
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HENRI SMITH New Orleans Revue
DATE Sunday, September 6, 2020
TIME 6:00PM (Gate Opens 5:15PM)
VENUE
Manchester Athletic Club (MAP)
8 Atwater Avenue
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
Venue Details
TICKETS $80.00 Per Vehicle (Limit 6 People Per Vehicle)
All Tickets $100.00 @ Gate
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On the 10th anniversary of his spectacular show headlining Celebrate Gloucester, New Orleans Singer and Bandleader Henri Smith (who now lives in Gloucester) brings the spirit and soul of New Orleans to the big stage once again, with a special guest TBA.

"Henri represents us very well everywhere ... he does it with class and pizzazz and we love that!"

-Allen Toussaint, legendary New Orleans musician, songwriter, producer

"Like Satchmo [Louis Armstrong], Henri embodies the spirit of New Orleans Music in every performance."

-Grammy-Award winner Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers

Henri and his band sold out 2 shows at the Gloucester Stage Company last year. Don't miss your only chance to catch them on the big stage this year in a safe, spectacular environment!

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ABOUT HENRI SMITH


To say that Henri Smith carries the torch for New Orleans is an understatement. Here's what New Orleans Legends say:

"Henri represents us very well everywhere ... he does it with class and pizzazz and we love that!"

- Allen Toussaint, legendary New Orleans musician, songwriter, producer awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama

"Like Satchmo [Louis Armstrong], Henri embodies the spirit of New Orleans Music in every performance."

- Grammy-Award winner Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers

"It's a huge responsibility to do what Henri does."

- Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band

New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Creole and Cajun Music Legend Henri Smith--Singer, Recording Artist, Band Leader, and Movie Actor has been selling out theatres throughout New England with his dynamic, joyful sound.

Born and raised in New Orleans' 13th Ward, Henri Smith grew up a music fan, but resisted performing for much of his life. As a boy, he was surrounded by musicians--The Neville Brothers, Papa French (of Preservation Hall Jazz Band), Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino and many others. Henri's mother encouraged him to sing, which he did, but only in church. He also studied piano, at his mothers insistence, but in high school that conflicted with his first love, football. Football won.

After serving in the Army, Henri went home to coach and teach music camp. Plus he landed a DJ job at the famed New Orleans Jazz station WWOZ, on which he interviewed old friends and made many new ones, all of which led to his becoming the host of The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest).

At the 1999 Jazz Fest, Kermit Ruffins (featured on the HBO hit series Treme) surprised Henri by calling him to the stage and asking him to sing. He got a standing ovation.

In 2001 friends convinced Henri to record a CD with many of them as guests, including Kermit Ruffins, Donald Harrison Jr, Jason Marsalis, Wendell Brunious, Tuba Fats and Cecil Brooks III, who says of Henri, "he's on the way to becoming one of the great American singers."

Too many responsibilities (included teaching, coaching, radio and now TV) prevented Henri from pursuing music.

Hurricane Katrina changed everything. In one terrible blow, all of Henri Smith's responsibilities were washed away. His father safely in Atlanta with his sister, Henri was free to leave town and visit friends north of Boston. "I decided it was finally time for me to follow my dream," says Henri. "I prayed for the Lord to send me musicians from New Orleans."

Henri's prayers were answered. He re-connected with Grammy-Award-winners Charles Neville and Amadee Castenell, along with many others who had left New Orleans.

Henri brings these old friends together with new friends from the north of Boston's burgeoning music scene to fashion a unique sound for his new northern fans.

In 2014, Henri released That's When I Know It's Mardi Gras, a live CD recorded at Beverly's Larcom Theatre, produced by Peter and Vickie Van Ness and featuring Henri on vocals with Grammy Award-winners Charles Neville and Amadee Castenell on saxophone and flute.

See full Henri Smith bio here.

Manchester Athletic Club

GIMMELIVE's MAC Drive-In Summer Concert Series is presented in partnership with the Mancheester Athletic Club in their back parking lot surrounded by trees and rock cliffs.

The MAC is 1 minute off Rte 128 at Exit 15 - a pleasant 40 minute drive up the coast from Boston. See Map.

The MAC has been a community within a community for over 45 years. As one of the first multi-sport health clubs on the North Shore, MAC has continued to grow and evolve over the years allowing our members to recreate, improve & maintain their personal best in health and wellness. Their goal is to provide members with personalized programs specifically designed to meet their needs and see results. Whether you're looking to decrease body weight, increase strength, work on post injury/rehabilitation strength training, or even just change your eating habits and decrease stress -- the good people at the MAC can help you get there.


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