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Photo by ZACH SMITH -- Kermit Ruffins

New Orleans singer-trumpeter Kermit Ruffins will make a rare Baton Rouge appearance from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Ruffins’ Downtown Daiquiri Lounge, 602 Main St.

A charismatic jazz artist who performs in the spirit of Louis Armstrong, Ruffins’ latest Basin Street Records release is “#imsoneworleans.”

Ruffins’ brother, Lloyd, opened the Downtown Daiquiri Lounge this summer.