New Orleans jazz-funk ensemble Naughty Professor is off the road after a fall tour with Jurassic 5 emcee Chali 2na! Don't miss them and Organized Crime, live at the Leaf!
Naughty Professor is a forward thinking music endeavor pioneered by six young musicians from around the country, now anchored in New Orleans, Louisiana. Formed in 2011, the band's mission was to embody the jazz-influenced party culture of the Big Easy in a constantly evolving, high energy funk/soul outfit. Naughty Professors' live performances, which weave together complex compositions and loose individual improvisation, quickly commanded the attention of many notable musicians in town, including George Porter Jr., Galactic, and The Revivalists. With fresh recorded material in the works and a rigorous tour schedule planned for 2016 and beyond, Naughty Professor is poised to soon become the next household name associatedwith the echelon of New Orleans music.
Naughty Professor has shared the stage with artists such as Galactic, Snarky Puppy, Victor Wooten, Rebirth Brass Band, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Revivalists, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Papadosio, George Porter Jr., The Soul Rebels, and many more
- Noah Young, Bass
- Ian Bowman, Tenor Saxophone
- Nick Ellman, Alto and Baritone Saxophones
- John Culbreth, Trumpet
- Sam Shahin, Drums
- Bill Daniel, Guitar