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Paul Simon touring, playing Forest Hills Stadium (dates)

photo: Paul Simon at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by Ryan Barkan) Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon was already announced for New Orleans Jazz Fest, and he since revealed that he'll follow that festival appearance with a lengthy North American tour....

Arcade Fire Share David Bowie Memorial Parade Documentary

Last month, Arcade Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band paid tribute to David Bowie with a parade through the streets of New Orleans. The official Facebook page for the event—which was called "Pretty Things" (for the Hunky Dory track...Show More Summary

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016 lineup: Neil Young, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, RHCP, Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg, more

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returns this year from April 24-May 3 with a pretty amazing lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Beck, Van Morrison,...

Pearl Jam announce tour, including two nights at MSG

photo: Pearl Jam at ACL Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin) Pearl Jam had been teasing a 2016 tour, then they were confirmed for Bonnaroo and New Orleans Jazz Fest, and now the full tour is announced. It includes a...

Pearl Jam Announce Tour, Headlining Bonnaroo

Photo via Facebook Pearl Jam have announced a massive North American tour. In addition to headlining Bonnaroo and New Orleans Jazz Fest, they'll hit up stadiums like Fenway Park and Wrigley Field, among other stops. Check out the full...Show More Summary

Arcade Fire Host David Bowie Memorial Parade

Photo via Arcade Fire Tube's Twitter Today, Arcade Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band paid tribute to David Bowie with a parade through the streets of New Orleans. The official Facebook page for the event—which was called "Pretty...Show More Summary

Arcade Fire and Preservation Hall Jazz band throwing a memorial parade for David Bowie in New Orleans

Arcade Fire, who have lots of stuff going on, have made no bones about their love of past collaborator David Bowie. They will continue to pay tribute to the late icon by throwing a second line parade for him...

Arcade Fire Plan David Bowie Memorial Parade

This Saturday (January 16), Arcade Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will pay tribute to David Bowie with a parade through the streets of New Orleans, as ArcadeFireTube points out. The official Facebook page for the event—which...Show More Summary

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015 lineup: Elton John, The Who, No Doubt, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Bennett & Gaga, T.I. & more

New Orleans Jazz Fest, which has much more than just jazz, returns this year for two weeks, April 24-26 and April 30-May 3. The lineup includes Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, No Doubt,...

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

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