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Kidd Jordan and family to play the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center grand opening, 12/12

The long anticipated music education facility will open its doors for the first time with a gala concert featuring the Jordan musical family of New Orleans led by patriarch Edward “Kidd” Jordan at 8 PM. Advance tickets are sold out although a limited number will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio at the Prime Example, 10/30

The Cuban jazz piano player returns to New Orleans for two sets at the intimate Broad Street club on Thursday night. Pacheco has been making waves in the Havana jazz scene and is considered one of the leading lights of the next generation of jazz artists from the music-obsessed island nation. Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: Chegadão at Chickie Wah Wah, 8/14

After a successful run performing at the Earth Day Fest, French Quarter Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this past spring and a brief summer hiatus while some of the band travelled, the samba funk band is back in town. Show More Summary

Allen Toussaint played Joe's Pub (pics, video, setlist), on tour w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band this fall (dates, tix on sale)

photos by Greg Cristman Allen Toussaint @ Joe's Pub, 8/10/2014 While most of his best-known songs were made famous by other performers, producer, arranger, hitmaker and general New Orleans living legend Allen Toussaint in no small way helped shape not...

TVD Recommends: Omar Sosa and the New AfroCuban Quartet at Snug Harbor, 7/26

Saturday night, July 26, one of the leading lights of modern jazz piano appears with his band for the first time in New Orleans at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro. Show times are at 8 and 10 PM. Sosa is a native of Cuba and was trained in two...Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: Shlohmo at the Republic New Orleans, 5/15

All the Jazz Fest hoopla has subsided. The residents of New Orleans have funked and danced until their behinds couldn’t shake anymore, and it’s time to just chill. Thursday at the Republic, lo-fi producer Henry Laufer, better known to...Show More Summary

R.I.P. Big Chief Larry Bannock

A version of this obituary appeared earlier in the New Orleans Advocate. The top two photos are from the Jazz Fest in 2014. The others are from 2010. —Ed. Big Chief Larry Bannock of the Golden Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indian tribe passed away on April 30, 2014. He was 66. The cause of death was […] The post R.I.P. Big Chief Larry Bannock appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD Live: Jazz Fest, the Second Weekend

The general consensus was the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was one for the record books. Mostly clear skies, low humidity, cooler than usual temperatures (at least Thursday and Friday) and no rain made for ideal conditions. Show More Summary

Charlie Dennard’s From Brazil to New Orleans out today, 5/6

Hot on the heels of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s celebration of the music of Brazil, comes the release of the keyboardist’s stunning new album, which features music paying tribute to several under recognized Brazilian composers and placing them squarely in New Orleans’ multicultural landscape. Show More Summary

Our Jazz Fest Picks for the Second Weekend

Welcome to the home stretch! Two more days to go. Here are our thoughts for the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Helen Gillet kicks of the intimate Lagniappe Stage on Saturday with her solo act. A lot ofShow More Summary

Our Jazz Fest Picks: Slacker’s Day

The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival commences tomorrow. It’s four full days—a marathon not a sprint. Here’s what’s in store. Nigel Hall continues to make waves on the New Orleans music scene. Three weeksShow More Summary

TVD Live: Jazz Fest, the First Weekend

After all the bad weather last year, it was great to have three rain-free, albeit a little warm for the season, days at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Here’s a look at some highlights. I started each day with the Mardi Gras Indians. Show More Summary

Our Jazz Fest Picks for Day 1

The festival that music freaks have been waiting for all year kicks off at the New Orleans Fairgrounds at 11 AM tomorrow morning. It’s the 45th iteration of event. Here are some tips for getting the most out of opening day. This year the Jazz Fest celebrates Brazil. Show More Summary

Paul Cebar is taking Milwaukee global

9 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Turn It Up

Paul Cebar has lived in Milwaukee most of his life, but his music has traveled the world: New Orleans, Jamaica, Cuba, Africa. They're all in there, along with dashes of swing, soul, jazz and garage-rock.

Graded on a Curve: American Jazz Quintet, Gulf Coast Jazz, Vol. 1

New Orleans is a locale rarely discussed in Modern Jazz terms. In the second half of the 1950s however, tenor saxophonist Harold Battiste, pianist Ellis Marsalis, clarinetist Alvin Batiste, drummer Ed Blackwell and numerous bassists, Crescent City residents all, comprised the American Jazz Quintet. Show More Summary

TVD Premiere: The Mike Dillon Band, “7 AM at the Jazz Fest”

In celebration of the acclaimed percussionist/ vibraphonist’s latest recording, we have the exclusive on one of the standout tracks on the new album. Fans of adventurous music in New Orleans are no strangers to Mike Dillon’s brand of danceable jazz/punk/funk. Show More Summary

Jazz Fest debuts posters and “cubes” for 2014

Bright sun shined on the paddock area of the New Orleans Fairgrounds as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival celebrated the launch of its 45th iteration at the annual press party this morning. Producer/Director Quint Davis introduced...Show More Summary

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014 lineup & tix (Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Eric Clapton, Phish & more)

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is returning this year for two weekends, April 25-27 and May 1-4, at the Fair Grounds Race Course. The lineup was just announced and it includes Bruce Springsteen and the E Street...

George H. Buck, Jr., R.I.P.

George H. Buck, Jr., an unabashed devotee and supporter of traditional New Orleans jazz and an astute businessman and entrepreneur in the mercurial milieu of music and radio, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. He was 84 years old. Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: The Robert Glasper Experiment at the Civic Theater tonight, 11/7

DJ Soul Sister continues her latest mission to bring great modern jazz to New Orleans by teaming with Bowery Presents and the Civic Theater for this rare appearance by the Grammy-award winning pianist and composer. Glasper is part of the newest generation of genre-busting jazz musicians. Show More Summary

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