Mahmoud Chouki & David Torkanowsky
Friday March 10, 2023
Performance at 8:00PM | Doors at 7:30PM
Suggested Donation: $25-10 sliding
Mahmoud Chouki (Morocco, 1984) is a master guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer living and working in New Orleans. His art draws together music from several different international contexts to explore how music may speak across cultural divides. Chouki composed and performed ‘Concerto for New Orleans’ for Oud and chamber orchestra, to reopen, and commissioned by the Marigny Opera House in Autumn 2021.
As a piano player and band leader, David Torkanowsky is equally comfortable pushing the edges of jazz, funk, blues and rhythm and blues. Aside from his solo projects, Torkanowsky has collaborated with so many musical legends — Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Danny Barker, Earl Turbington, Tony DaGradi, George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste, Dianne Reeves, Rickie Lee Jones and Errol Garner, among them — that he now enjoys his own legendary patina.