Parlor Social, an L.A.-based 15-person unit, offered a time-warp blend of Harlem Renaissance music and hip-hop. The group showcased singer/songwriter Dessy Di Lauro and multi-instrumentalist Ric’key Pageot for songs such as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You” and “The Joint Is Jumping,” featuring tap dancers/backup singers Kayla Watson and Samantha Schultz, with Lopez joining in.
When Dessy Di Lauro and Ric’key Pageot headlined at Montreal’s Diese Onze in February, they packed the intimate jazz club for their first homecoming show in four years.
The musical Pageot family was out in full force, sharing the stage with Dessy and Ric’key — renowned Montreal drummer Anthony, flutist Steve and their father, Fritz, on bass. “Before that night, I had played music with all of my brothers, but Diese Onze was the first time we played together in public,” Ric’key Pageot said.