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Wharton Center welcomes a night of hot New Orleans jazz

Posted at 11:00 AM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 11:00:08-05

A night of unique southern sound – hot jazz, soul, blues and swing when two incredible jazz acts take the Cobb Great Hall stage! SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS and DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS will perform on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Tickets are available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online, whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ breakthrough album, Hot, creator Jimbo Mathus and founding member Chris Phillips craft a show of Delta blues, gypsy jazz, ‘30s swing and more, with leading musicians from New Orleans serving up the band’s unique flavor. “It’s not a reunion, it’s a revival!” Mathus exclaimed.

The night also features Davina & the Vagabonds, who have stirred up the national scene with high-energy live shows, A-level musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and a commanding stage presence. Their shows combine New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatricality, and tender gospel. Davina defies categories. She has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop...but she is a true original!