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Mardi Gras Party: 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra @Savannah Cocktail Co.

Treat yourself to a different kind of Saturday night with the klezmer-funk-rock-jazz sounds of Atlanta’s 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra.

Eclectic, rollicking fun, the Orchestra’s torn up Savannah with every visit. In one of their most memorable SAV shows, they played The Sentient Bean, then were welcomed by Wes Daniel to perform a late-night set in his bar, Hang Fire. The troupe marched their way in via the Whitaker Street entrance to deliver a fabulous encore.

Influenced by the music of Ghana and Nigeria, blended with traditional Jewish Klezmer music, trumpeter Roger Ruzow conceived the band while sketching out arrangements for a nine-piece ensemble on a cocktail napkin. The wild idea of colliding cultures and styles just worked in one of those magical ways, and to fully understand it, it must be witnessed firsthand.

Savannah percussionist Ira Miller will join the Orchestra on drums.

Slip away to New Orleans for the evening with eats and drinks: your ticket price includes a welcome cocktail, heavy hors d’oeuvres from CO, music, king cakes from Wicked Cakes, prizes for best costume (men and women), prizes for the lucky attendees who find the king cake babies, party favors, and complimentary photography.

Saturday, February 6, 10 p.m., $50 via