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Mt. Tabor Theater
4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
NOLA funk coming at you! Russell’s band features Jason Neville (Aaron’s son) on vocals, with Seizo Shibayama on guitar, Phil Breen on the keys, and Andrew Block on bass.
Russell Batiste was raised on New Orleans music. However, we will be working with not just one but two New Orleans legends because the band features Jason Neville on vocals. He is Aaron’s son and you will know this as he soon as he starts singing to you! He first picked up drum sticks at the age of three. He started touring with the Funky Meters soon as he came of age.
He is proficient in keys, horns, piano, etc… but he is a beast on the drums. Being one of America’s Finest has led him to play with such greats as Phish, Jo Jo Herman, Allen Toussaint, Robbie Robertson… and the list goes on and on. Now he is taking this opportunity to bring you his band Russell Batiste and Friends, he has written, composed, conducts, and performs for your grooving pleasure.
His band is made up of Seizo Shibayama who rips it up on the guitar, he moved to New Orleans to pursue his passion of funk guitar. Phil Breen groovin on the keys, who has been working with Russell from the beginning. Andrew Block who recently joined the band, versatile in guitar and bass. A definitely worthwhile night! So come on out and get your funky soul on the dance floor! See you there!