Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Concert Series: T Broussard featuring Mary Broussard
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Concert Series with T Broussard featuring Mary Broussard live in concert on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the George
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Concert Series with T Broussard featuring Mary Broussard live in concert on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street). Doors open at 7pm and the concert begins promptly at 8pm.
Tickets are $10, available here on Eventbrite: https://tbroussard2023.eventbrite.com
Seating is limited, so please register in advance. All proceeds from this concert series directly support the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
The concert will be livestreamed: jazzandheritage.org/live
About T Broussard
The artist Bryant Keith “T” Broussard’s fate as a Zydeco musician was sealed long before he was born. He is a descendent of Creole and Zydeco music icons. His mother, Mary Jane Ardoin, stands alone as a female who has mastered the idiom of the traditional Creole accordion, a talent that was undoubtedly transcended from her uncle Bois Sec Ardoin, Creole music pioneer, her uncle Carlton Frank, a world-known Creole violinist, and many others in the profession.
Also included in that family trend is Queen Ida, the Grammy-winning Zydeco veteran of the West Coast. Bryant recalls childhood memories of playing drums or scrub board while his mother performed for audiences at local dances.
It was not until 1993, at the age of 21, that he began to take his talents seriously and established his own band. Since then he has worked with unwavering ambition to achieve excellence in his destined career.
He has been booked for performances from coast to coast. Some of his performances include both East and West Coast tours. A few of the festivals Bryant has performed in includes the Memphis, Tennessee Beale Street Festival, the Sparks, Nevada July 4th Festival, the Alabama Blues Festival, and the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival.
Other prominent local Louisiana events include the Zydeco Extravaganza in Opelousas, The Cajun Hot Sauce Festival in New Iberia, The Mudbug Festival in Shreveport, and numerous casino performances in Lake Charles, Kinder, Vinton, Marksville, and New Orleans.
Some of his musical recordings can even be heard as the background music to promotional radio commercials and a Discovery Channel television program.
Accordionist, Singer, & Songwriter are among several of Bryant’s musical talents. He also plays drums, scrub board, and bass guitar. Although zydeco music is Bryant’s primary performance style, he also plays traditional Creole music.
Bryant released albums titled “Knock, Knock,” Git It On, Git It On, “Party Time” “Zydeco Lover” and his latest album “Goin Live” was recently released in February of 2018 and has qualified Bryant as one of the Creole Zydeco nominees in the Zydeco Grammy category.
About the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Concert Series is a program of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment.
For more on what we do, please visit us online at jazzandheritage.org
Photography by Eric Simon
(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center
1225 N. Rampart Street