The Wednesday at the Square series continues today with an appearance by the homegrown multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. “West Bank” Mike Doussan opens the show at 5 PM. As the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wound down, I debated where I would spend the final hour and a half. There used to be no [...] Advertise here with BSA
More rain, some of the coldest days ever experienced at the Fairgrounds, an inexplicable late opening, and schedule adjustment couldn’t come close to dampening the spirits of hundreds of thousands of festers. Here’s a look back at the second weekend of the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. After a week of wet weather, [...] Advertise here with BSA
The waiting is over. Our favorite fest is finally here. So, imagine you’re hearing the sonorous voice that emits from the speakers built into modified coolers at the gates of the New Orleans Fairgrounds: “Welcome to the two thousand and thirteen New Or-lee-ans Jazz and Heritage Festival!” Here are your picks for tomorrow, April 26, [...] Advertise here with BSA
New Orleans’ newest live music and dining destination has a stellar music line-up in celebration of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The roster includes both local and national musicians. Click here for the full schedule. Some of my highlights from the comprehensive schedule include the sultry jazz vocalist Tricia Boutte (tomorrow night, April 24) [...]Show More Summary
Due to the huge number of night shows that are scheduled during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, we’re taking this opportunity and a few more over the next week, to hip you to some music you may not have heard about amid the media maelstrom. Though it defies perfect translation, Chic Gamine means [...] Advertise here with BSA
On an unseasonably cool morning, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s producer/director Quint Davis led a cavalcade of officials in the paddock area of the New Orleans Fairgrounds in front of dozens of writers, reporters, and television cameras. Prior to Davis’ introductions, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band played two songs as the assembled news [...] Advertise here with BSA
Stephanie Nilles is a singer/ songwriter from New Orleans, LA who is no stranger to TVD. —Ed. Dear Amanda, I watched your TED video recently while on the road—I’m a jazz/punk pianist, singer and songwriter from New Orleans. I, too, travel about 9 months out of the year, playing 200 gigs a year. Most of [...] Advertise here with BSA
Some jazz, some funk, some African music, and music while people are running a race–we got it all in New Orleans. Here are my picks for the spots to be this last weekend in February. Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns are participating in a special offer between WWOZ, your favorite community radio station, [...] Advertise here with BSA
Phoenix at MSG in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair) As mentioned, Phoenix are finally releasing the followup to 2009's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix this April and yesterday they revealed on facebook that the album will be called Bankrupt!. It was...
The lineup for the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which takes place over two weekends this spring, has been announced. A resurgent Phoenix, Frank Ocean, the Black Keys, Patti Smith, Andrew Bird, Band of Horses, Fleetwood...Show More Summary
by Andrew Sacher Lonesome Leash (aka Walt McClements, a touring member and collaborator of Dark Dark Dark, and also a member of punk orchestra Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? and New Orleans' Panorama Jazz Band) is releasing...
Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror; New Year’s is on the horizon, and holiday parties are in full swing. Here are my picks for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. Irvin Mayfield’s New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is celebrating ten years of big band jazz and educational programs this month. They recently played a well-received show [...] Advertise here with BSA
There’s so much going on this weekend that I decided to give TVD readers a heads up on the latest festival presented by the good folks at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. Full disclosure—they provided grant money for my new book! Since the year after the flood following Hurricane Katrina, the foundation has [...] Advertise here with BSA
The iconic New Orleans traditional jazz band is having a record setting year. Among other successes, they are celebrating 50 years since current musical director Ben Jaffe’s father established the French Quarter landmark. So it’s fitting that tonight at 8 PM at Preservation Hall on St. Peter Street, the band is celebrating not one, but [...]
A hot guitar slinger, some hype from Ariane Trahan about a band I know nothing about, a big birthday party, and some killer jazz. Here’s where you’ll be. Tonight, guitarist Will Bernard returns to New Orleans and he’s playing at one of my favorite clubs—the Maple Leaf Bar. Bernard has graced numerous stages in New [...]
Photo of Jim James performing with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band by Danny Clinch Noted New Orleans jazz venue Preservation Hall is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style. The house jazz band (the Preservation Hall Jazz Band) will release a commemorative live album recorded during a January performance at Carnegie Hall. Show More Summary
Preservation Hall, at 726 St. Peter Street, started in 1961 as a place where longtime New Orleans musicians could play the city's most traditional jazz. It gathered a core Preservation Hall Jazz Band that performs regularly at the hall itself,...
The final two days of the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are packed with talent. There are hundreds of musicians scheduled to perform and what follows are my picks. I am highlighting acts that you may not be familiar with but ought to consider checking out. Mas Mamones is a Cuban-inspired band made [...]
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