A longtime resident of the Crescent City, pianist Tom McDermott is an acknowledged master of crafting New Orleans music, including Dixieland and ragtime. During his performances, McDermott weaves music and storytelling into a unique musical journey. Heralded by such esteemed publications as the New York Times and Rolling Stone, his concert here is part of the Avant Arts series.


6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, Clara White Mission’s Riverside North Theater, Downtown, $20; partial proceeds benefit the mission,