BIRTH + Trapper Keaper w/ Cranston Clements (Moved Indoors to Broad Theater)

  • October 11, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • The Broadside

    600 North Broad Street
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Ticket Price $12.00-$15.00 This event is now over

   Scatterjazz presents this shatteringly-solid evening of sound sculpture at the Broadside.

             Formed in the spring of 1998, BIRTH, based out of Cleveland and New York City, carved a musical niche with the sound of their no-holds-barred creative music.  The trio was highly active in the US and Europe from its inception, constantly evolving their music and sound amidst the musically fertile NYC jazz scene where they were regular headliners at the Knitting Factory, and other iconic venues of the era such as Tonic in NYC, the Bop Shop in Rochester, and the Empty Bottle in Chicago.  Beloved in their hometown and highly-influential beyond, BIRTH was voted "Best Cleveland Band of All-Time" by the outgoing editors from the Cleveland Free Times in its final edition.  Saxophonist Joshua Smith, Bassist Jeremy Bleich, and drummer Joe Tomino are now spread widely around the country, but are reuniting for a short and fierce tour of the south and Midwest, with the initial stop at the Broadside Nola. 

     "So good that it's scary." 

                      -Harvey Pekar - Jazziz

             "Awesome and magnificent" 

                                                  - The Wire

      The evening will also feature an opening set by the long-running powerhouse duo TRAPPER KEAPER, featuring Will Thompson on keys and computers, and Marcello Benetti on drums, percussion and whistling. (In fact, Marcello is returning to Italy for the next six months on the morning after the gig, so do come say "Ciao!")  TRAPPER KEAPER typically is joined by a special guest for spontaneous musical conversations without boundaries, and on this night they will be joined for the first time by legendary New Orleans guitarist CRANSTON CLEMENTS.  Cranston's career transcends the list of folks he's played and toured with, which includes Dr. John, Boz Scaggs, Johnny Adams, Allen Toussaint, the Neville Brothers, Maria Muldaur, the New Orleans Guitar Masters, and so many more. His palette is boundless, and this will be a completely-unhinged-yet-tasteful delight.


Date & Time

Wed, Oct 11, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

The Broadside

600 North Broad Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 The Broadside
The Broadside


  • The showtime listed for the event is the time the event starts. Doors will generally open an hour before the listed show time unless otherwise listed.
      We allow pets during the day, but not at night for music (anything after 7pm). Service animals are always allowed.
  •  Please do not park in the Broad Theater parking lot. We have a parking lot for  The Broadside and plenty street parking available on Toulouse and Lafitte. If you would like to be escorted to your car, please ask the Sheriff on duty. You may also park in the Auto Zone parking lot if they are closed. 
  •  We have a variety of seating options such as benches, picnic tables, chairs, and stools. You are welcome to bring your own chairs, if you require a seat for health reasons or disability, please ask a staff member and they can provide you with a chair.

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