Charmaine Neville

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Charmaine Neville
Neville on Mardi Gras Day 2007
Background information
Birth name Charmaine Neville
Born (1956-03-31) March 31, 1956 (age 59)
Origin United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts Neville Brothers

Charmaine Neville (born March 31, 1956) is a member of the New Orleans music family, which includes the Neville Brothers.[1] The daughter of Charles Neville, she is currently the leader and lead singer of the Charmaine Neville Band, a jazz/funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana.[citation needed]

Neville was in the news due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when the failure of the Federal levees swamped the city of New Orleans, her tale of survival, rape, and eventual escape via a commandeered transit bus were reported in the media.[2]

Solo albums[edit]

  • (1992) It's About Time
  • (1992) All the Way Live at Snug Harbor
  • (1996) Up Up Up
  • (1996) Live at Bourbon Street Music Club (aka Live in Brazil)
  • (1998) Queen of the Mardi Gras
  • (2007) Jazz Fest Live 2007

Album contributions[edit]

  • (1981) The Neville Brothers "Fiyo On The Bayou"
  • (1989) "New New Orleans Music: Jump Jazz" (with Ramsay McLean & the Survivors)
  • (1992) The Reggie Houston - Amasa Miller Trio "The Gazebo Sessions"
  • (1992) "Christmas In New Orleans - R&B, Jazz & Gospel"
  • (1996) Andrei Codrescu "Valley of Christmas"
  • (2000) "New Prohibition" compilation
  • (2000) Marva Wright "Marva" (Australia)
  • (2001) Freddy Omar "Latin Party in New Orleans"
  • (2006) Nils Lofgren & Joe Sample "Creole Love Call"
  • (2006) Mitch Woods "Big Easy Boogie"
  • (2007) James "12" Andrews & The Crescent City Allstars "People Get Ready Now"


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