.Be Our Guest: Nolatet

For years, the members of New Orleans-based supergroup Nolatet sat in on each other’s performances and, as the story goes, it was only a matter of time before they formed an outfit of their own.
Blending contemporary Crescent City jazz with second-line grooves, the band, comprising Johnny Vidacovich on drums, James Singleton on bass, Mike Dillon on vibraphone, and Brian Haas on piano, boasts a pedigree that includes work with a wide variety of styles and groups, including Garage A Trois, Les Claypool’s Fancy Band, and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. As Dillon puts it, “Musically speaking, the Nolatet is fearless.” 

INFO: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $22/adv, $27/door. 427-2227. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.


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Cat Johnson
Cat Johnson is a writer and content strategist focused on community, collaboration, the future of work and music. She's a regular contributor to Shareable and her writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including Yes! Magazine, No Depression, UTNE Reader, Mother Jones and Launchable Mag. More info: catjohnson.co.
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