Jon-Erik Kellso's Mahogany Hall Pleasure Society Jazz Band 2 - (c) Nina Galicheva.jpg


The acclaimed trumpeter JON-ERIK KELLSO will be premiering his latest project, The Mahogany Hall Pleasure Society Jazz Band, which will be dedicated solely to presentation or early New Orleans jazz. Since moving to New York City in 1989 to join Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Kellso has enjoyed performing and recording with the likes of Ralph Sutton, Dan Barrett, Howard Alden, Marty Grosz, Milt Hinton, Bob Haggart, Dick Hyman, Catherine Russell, Linda Ronstadt, Leon Redbone, Levon Helm, Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Bob Wilbur, and Kenny Davern. Recent engagements include a week in Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with Wynton Marsalis celebrating Louis Armstrong's Hot 5s and 7s; leading his EarRegulars at the Detroit Jazz Fest, NYC Winter Jazzfest and Moab Music Fest; various appearances on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, including a live cinecast to movie theaters everywhere with Elvis Costello; several jazz fest at sea cruises; concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with John Lithgow; tours of the U.S. and Japan with Ken Peplowski's Kingdom of Swing big band; and, annual appearances in jazz clubs and festivals in New Orleans; and jazz parties, festivals, and concerts all over the world. At home in New York City, Kellso has been leading The EarRegulars featuring guitarist Matt Munisteri and various guest artists at the Ear Inn on Sunday nights since 2007. On Mondays and Tuesdays Kellso plays with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks at Iguana. Aside from these steadies, Kellso can also be seen performing at all the great NYC venues, including Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, the Blue Note, the Iridium and more. Kellso can be heard on several television and movie soundtracks, including Boardwalk Empire, Ghost World, The Aviator, The Good Shepherd, and Revolutionary Road with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. Kellso is on well over a hundred albums, including five as a leader and three with Ruby Braff. Jon pays tribute to Braff on his album Remembering Ruby. His latest Arbors release, Blue Roof Blues: A Love Letter to New Orleans, is dedicated to Kellso friends in the Crescent City and all those affected by Hurricane Katrina.