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Kermit Ruffins, Ruffins Agency
@KermitRuffins

Kermit Ruffins is a jazz trumpeter, singer and composer, and an actor, from New Orleans who’s success bolstered the rejuvenation of the NOLA second-line culture that now flourishes. Dedicated to preserving and passing on the tradition of jazz, he is often compared to his hero, Louis Armstrong. Whether he’s slinging barbecue, adding to his collection of fedoras, or playing at one of his regular weekly shows, Ruffins does it with joy and passion, an example of what it means to be a true New Orleanian.

In-person sessions

Monday Mainstage