I've always wanted to see Kermit Ruffins play live and he did not disappoint. This was the best way I could imagine seeing my favorite Jazz musician because he was hanging out and just being Kermit. We went on a Sunday night and got there a bit late just before 7:00 but lucky one of the band members was late so the show had not started. We had to stand at the bar and didnt have the chance to order dinner so we drank. It truly is a speakeasy because you will feel safe and at ease. The staff was so warm and friendly. The locals were friendly too and there is a guard at the door who knows the neighborhood well, meaning he knows who is up to no good. I thought just Kermit and his band the BBQ swingers would play but it was more like a concert. Musician and singers walked in and sang from a blues singer, gospel singer and a rapper. Kermit may very well be the Louis Armstrong of our time. He makes everyone smile and tap their feet. At the beginning of his set he told good jokes. Throughout his performance he sang, played his trumpet and winked at the crowd. By the end of the show everyone was on their feet dancing and singing. I dance in my place the whole time and then went up to dance by the stage after some encouragement from some of the local women. It was a cathartic experience almost like going to church or running a marathon. I quick cab ride will get you there or a brisk walk if it is still daylight outside and you are in a group. If you go to New Orleans and do not see Kermit Ruffins live then you have made a mistake and this is the perfect way to see him, in a place that he build and in his element surrounded by musicians he loves and supports. Please support local jazz musicians. He usually plays there on sundays and mondays at 6:30 - till for $15 but get there early or call and reserve a table if you want to have dinner.