Jan 23 | Jarekus Singleton started singing in church while growing up in Mississippi, but following a stint as a rapper (and college baskeball star), he picked up the guitar and blazed an upbeat rocking blues style. His 2014 release Refuse to Lose is buoyed by funky beats and swirling organs. With The Funky Meters at 10 p.m. at Tipitina's.
Lonely Lonely Knights
Tue. Jan. 20 | Born as a Ponderosa Stomp backing band, the Lonely Lonely Knights (led by New Orleans mainstays Lefty Parker and DC Harbold) take center stage in this Tuesday night residency comprised of unsung covers and melted-wax originals. At 10 p.m. at Saturn Bar.
Fri. Jan. 23 | Cuban-born trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval mastered jazz and classical music, but he is best known as a disciple of Dizzy Gillespie and a voice for Afro-Cuban sounds in jazz. At 7:30 p.m. at Contemporary Arts Center.
Fri. Jan. 23 | Charlie Yin sounds determined to put the fun back in electronic dance music. Famous for dance-party remixes, his latest work as Giraffage, November EP No Reason (Fool's Gold), is a mashup of mixed computer signals and playfully chopped synth pop. Spazzkid opens at 10 p.m. at the Hi-Ho Lounge.
Yotam Haber at Space Rites
7 p.m. Jan. 24 | Artists from New Orleans Airlift (creators, with Swoon, of The Music Box, aka Dithyrambalina) created a P.3+ installation at St. Maurice Church and curated a series of musical performances. The final one features award-winning composer Yotam Haber, musicians from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Vahn Dahn Lion Dance. At 7 p.m. at 605 St. Maurice Ave.