The Roosevelt Collier Trio featuring bassist Matt Lapham (Shak Nasti) and drummer Anthony Cole (Mofro) will headline two Purple Hatters Ball pre-parties in May. The first pre-party will take place Wednesday, May 8 at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville, FL and the trio will be joined by Chroma. The following day, the band will play at the High Dive in Gainesville, FL.

In related news, Collier will be performing with a different trio, The Bayou Gypsies, at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. That group will consist of Collier, bassist Nick Daniels (Dumpstaphunk) and drummer Terence Higgins (Dirty Dozen Brass Band). The trio will call themselves the Bayou Gypsies, and they will perform covers of Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys on Wednesday, May 1 at d.b.a. in New Orleans. That show will begin at 2am.