Spirit Of New Orleans Productions
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New Orleans Helsinki Connection performing at French Quarter Festival and at Donna's Bar & Grill

Sat. April 14, 2007, 3-5 pm
French Quarter Festival, 700 block of Bourbon Street

Fri. April 20, 2007, 10:30 pm – 1:30 am
Donna's Bar and Grill, 800 N. Rampart



The international New Orleans Helsinki Connection will be performing in New Orleans in April. The band was formed in 2001 and has since then toured around Europe and performed in New Orleans. The NOHC features some of New Orleans and Helsinki's finest jazz musicians. The regular line-up includes Leroy Jones, Tricia Boutté, Katja Toivola, Todd Duke, Paul Longstreth, Nobu Ozaki, and Thomas Rönnholm. Occasionally, the band has also featured other musicians, for example Topsy Chapman, Lillian Boutté, Wendell Brunious, and Mitchell Player.

The New Orleans Helsinki Connection released its first CD, At Last, in 2004. The record has by now been reprinted and continues to be a favorite amongst jazz fans. It has received a lot of airplay on WWOZ and various European radio stations.

The April performances will feature Topsy Chapman (French Quarter Fest) and Tricia Boutté (Donna's), along with Leroy Jones, Katja Toivola, Todd Duke, Nobu Ozaki, Mitchell Player, and Ernest Elly.

More information: http://www.spiritofneworleans.com/NOband.htm

For pictures, please contact Katja Toivola, KatjaToivola@gmail.com



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