Travers Geoffray By Invitation Only
Time & Location
About the Event
6PM: Doors Open
6PM-7PM: Reception with complimentary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvre stations throughout The Drawing Room, and Greenhouse Lounge.
7PM-9PM: Travers Geoffrey will perform**.
**The performance will include one intermission. The bar will remain open throughout. Dessert will be served during intermission.
Enter The Drawing Room through the rear entrance of 8393 West Main. Limited on sight parking is available*. Others may drop off at the circle and park on the street.
*Three of the spaces in the rear parking area are designated and marked as "Reserved for Hotel Guests Only". These spaces are for overnight guests of The Rooms Up There only. Thank you for your understanding.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The music of New Orleans courses through singer/songwriter/pianist Travers Geoffray’s veins like the Mississippi River cuts across the South. His great-grandfather Fernand Maris Geoffray arrived there from Paris in 1910 and played viola for the New Orleans Opera, as did his son Rudolph Cesar, who was good friends with trumpet player Al Hirt. His father was the leader of the USO band while stationed in Vietnam, and passed that musical legacy to Travers, who studied classical, then jazz, piano at the prestigious Levine School of Music in Washington, DC.
His solo debut, Highway Kings, is steeped in the sounds of the city where he moved from his hometown of Alexandria, VA, at 18 to attend Tulane University. While still an undergraduate, Travers formed his first band, Mississippi Rail Company, which made its mark with appearances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Voodoo Fest.
You can hear the Crescent City in his piano playing, steeped in the classic ragtime-turned-stride styles of Ferdinand Joseph “Jelly Roll Morton,” LaMothe Henry “Professor Longhair” Byrd, Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack, Antoine “Fats” Domino and James Booker, honed under the tutelage of legendary local keyboardist Tom McDermott.
We are so excited to have the opportunity to share his talent with you and hope to see you September 22nd for this unforgettable evening. For more information about the artist please go here.
- GENERAL ADMISSION$65$650$0
- Sold OutTable for four - PREFERRED$300$3000$0
- Sold OutTable for two - PREMIUM$200$2000$0