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Electric bassist Brian Quezergue's introduction to music began as a child who accompanied his father, legendary composer and arranger Wardell Quezergue, at performances and recording sessions in New Orleans. Also an educator, Quezergue often performs locally with artists such as James Andrews, Stephanie Jordan, and the St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Choir.

The 50-year long career of master guitarist and banjoist Carl LeBlanc includes performing a range of jazz, from traditional to avant-garde. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band alumnus has played with everyone from Fats Domino to Sun Ra.

Jazz at the Rat is a series of live concerts held on selected Thursday evenings at City Diner (a.k.a. Der Rathskeller or "The Rat") at Tulane. Each edition features performances by jazz legends and rising stars, including visiting artists and New Orleans-based musicians, accompanied by students and faculty from Tulane's jazz studies program.   

Pianist Jesse McBride, host of Jazz at the Rat, will feature the music of composer, band leader, and pianist Duke Ellington, widely considered as one of the most influential figures in jazz and American music.

Jazz at the Rat is a series of live concerts held on selected Thursday evenings at City Diner (a.k.a. Der Rathskeller or "The Rat") at Tulane. Each edition features performances by jazz legends and rising stars, including visiting artists and New Orleans-based musicians, accompanied by students and faculty from Tulane's jazz studies program.   

As a legendary bandleader, educator, NEA Jazz Master, and patriarch of one of New Orleans' most renowned musical families, Ellis Marsalis is regarded as the premier modern jazz pianist in the city. At this special concert, presented annually by the Lagniappe Series of the Newcomb-Tulane College Dean's Office, Marsalis will perform with his group and participate in an audience Q&A session during the show. Free and open to the public.