Mississippi Rail Company at Jazz Fest, Saturday, May 2, 2015
Festival boss Quint Davis introduces Mississippi Rail Company as the starting act of "Piano Heaven" at the Acura Stage. The band hails from New Orleans, the
only place from which a band like this could hail. Their piano and horns blend New Orleans roots music, rock 'n roll, folk, and blues traditions in a unique way.
Travers Geoffray handles the piano and lead vocal chores for the band.
Eric Ensminger is the trumpeter and trombonist for Missssippi Rail Company's very competent horn section.
The Mississippi Rail Company's horn section includes Nick Ellman (left) on clarinet and alto sax and saxophonist Robin Clabby (center). Hidden in the background is bassist Calvin Morin-Martin. On the right is Eric Ensminger on trombone.
Sam Shahin is the group's drummer and percussionist.