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New Orleans Bowl           A.T. performs The National Anthem at The New Orleans Bowl NCAA Game December 21, 2013 
Allen Toussaint & Gibson Guitar Collaborations with / Songs covered by Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Band, Paul McCartney, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Jerry Garcia, Phish, Plant / Krauss and scores of others.
Allen Toussaint and Elvis Costello Collaborations with / Songs covered by Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Band, Paul McCartney, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Jerry Garcia, Phish, Plant / Krauss and scores of others.


The Official Web Site of Allen Toussaint

Come in and enjoy the life and music of Allen Toussaint. You are about to experience one of the music world's treasures.  The Southern Knight has led a surge of music that spans five decades.  Collaborations with / Songs covered by Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Patti Labelle, The Who, The Band, Paul McCartney, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Jerry Garcia, Phish, Plant / Krauss and scores of others.

The Toussaint Family Continue to Thank You For All The Love And Support & Please Check Back Regularly to See The New Things To Come To Keep The Spirit and Music Of Allen Toussaint Living!

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The Allen Toussaint Band with Special Guest will be Performaing A Tribute to Allen Toussaint at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festuval May 5, 2019

“My music is homegrown from the garden of

New Orleans. Music is everything to me short of breathing.

Music also has a role to lift you up - not to be escapist but to

take you out of misery” -Allen Toussaint



"He was such an influential songwriter and performer," Jagger tweeted!


"I don't want y'all thinkin' 'this is just some old legend that passed away' naw," Questlove, founding member of the hip-hop group The Roots, wrote on Instagram.

"This dude wrote some of your favorite music & you just didn't know it."

Toussaint's influence is woven through popular music and hip-hop, he wrote.

"At least 12 'Get Out My Life Woman' snares were like starch in hip hop's daily nutritional chart -- meaning so there you barely notice it," Questlove wrote.

                              "I'm still in shock and heartbroken after hearing of the news of the passing of my longtime friend, brother in music, teacher, mentor and most gentle person you'll ever                                                                          meet, Allen Toussaint.  He was a true musical treasure and legend that New Orleans shared with the world. Thank you Allen for all the music, good times and                                                                                       the legacy you leave behind for everyone to continue to enjoy. Rest in Peace. Peace & Love,"   Art "Poppa Funk" Neville                                            

                                      "Music lovers around the world today are mourning the passing of the legendary Allen Toussaint. He was one of the architects of rhythm and blues; a writer of many of                                                                        America's most well-known and beloved early rock and roll songs. I had the pleasure of hosting him at the Aspen Songwriters Festival some years ago and was                                                                                   honored to be able to perform with him and witness his inspired one man show. Sending love to his family and friends around the world - he will be missed by millions but his music will never die." -                             John Oates

     “Probably no city’s contribution to American popular music has been more distinctive than New Orleans’,” longtime Washington Post rock critic Richard Harrington once wrote,

      “and Toussaint, as prolific songwriter, arranger and producer, has been a key shaper of its legacy.”

The Rock Hall described Toussaint as “a producer, bandleader, arranger, songwriter, session musician and all-around musical eminence.”

The Hall added that “although he was inducted in the ‘nonperformer’ category, Toussaint is a talented pianist and performer who has recorded under his own name.”






The Bright Mississippi

Nonesuch Records releases The Bright Mississippi, Allen Toussaint’s first solo album in more than a decade, on April 21, 2009.

2010 GRAMMY Nominee - Best Jazz Instrumental Album - The Bright Mississippi

Critically acclaimed Nonesuch CD -The Bright Mississippi  Out Now

Mojo raves "Jazz albums don't come much better” and gives it 4 stars and according to the New York Times "This is a jazz record for people who think they don't like jazz..."


Nonesuch Records



2010 Grammy Nomination for Best Instrumental Jazz Album Individual or Group "The Bright Mississippi"  
2009 Grammy Trustees Award Winner
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
2007 Grammy Nominated Vocal Album of the Year with Elvis Costello.


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