photo by Patrick Gray


As the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival celebrates 50 years this spring, members of NOLA staples Galactic, Dumpstaphunk and Naughty Professor will again come together to form Galactiphunk for a late-night performance during Jazz Fest’s second weekend.

Included in the collaboration will be Galactic’s rhythm section, drummer Stanton Moore and bassist Robert Mercurio, plus Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Tony Hall, Nick Daniels and Alvin Ford Jr., with the Naughty Professor horns rounding out the lineup.

Galactiphunk will play The Maison on Frenchman Street on May 4 (technically early a.m. on May 5). Tickets are available here, and The Maison’s full Jazz Fest schedule can be found here.