Following yesterday’s Rifftides commentary about the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, I heard from fellow jazz journalist Larry Blumenfeld (pictured). Larry is a New Yorker who in recent years has spent much of his time in New Orleans. He writes from there for The Wall Street Journal and other outlets about the city’s recovery […]
The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wrapped up last Friday. Mark Hertsgaard’s Daily Beast review of the festival includes this lament. Yet for all of Jazz Fest’s celebration of the music, food and culture of New Orleans, some locals complain that a central element is missing: the people. The daily ticket price of […]
Dr. John and the Ske-Dat-De-Dat Horns Weekend two at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival had everything: aboriginal bluesman Gurrumul; a second line funeral for 40-year Jazz Fest plumber John (JT the Flowmaster) Tamberella who was...Show More Summary
You can still find the cream of New Orleans music at the city’s Jazz and Heritage Festival, but critics say high ticket prices keep most of the city’s own residents from attending.
International Jazz Day was celebrated, appropriately enough, in the city where jazz was born on the 4th day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015. From the steps of the New Orleans Museum of Art, musicians Terence Blanchard and Poncho Sanchez led a second line parade into the gates of Jazz Fest and the music didn't miss a beat. Show More Summary
The eighteenth year of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – 1987 – was my first. Many of the mythic names in my collection of Crescent City R&B records – including Earl King, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and Ernie K-Doe – were still alive and resurrecting those hits on stages...
One performance at last year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was apparently too good to forget. As the 2015 festival got underway this past weekend, a video from 2014 began making the rounds again. The obvious reason? It's pretty...Show More Summary
"That's My Momma!" James Andrews said of the Baby Doll dancing during his New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival set. His show was a family affair, with wife Karen Gant-Andrews belting out an "At Last" that would have done Etta James proud. Show More Summary
"The Gods of Rock wouldn't let it rain on The Who," shouted a voice in the crowd fleeing an afternoon storm at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. And They didn't - the sun broke through by late afternoon and The Who had the chance...Show More Summary
Wilco The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015 ended its first day with a bang. And a series of lightning flashes. Then torrential rain, but not before headliners from Wilco to Keith Urban to Jimmy Cliff worked in as much musicShow More Summary
[ 19 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] ACT Heritage Festival Event at Jerrabomberra Wetlands Sunday 19 April: 10am-12.30pm Join Mark Butz for a presentation on the many layered history of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands for an hour then, weatherShow More Summary
Experience Savannah during the Black Heritage Festival, February 1 - 21. 2015. The festival features performances, exhibits, cultural activities, crafts, and ethnic cuisine for all ages and interests. Also, request a copy of the Savannah Black Heritage guide by calling 877-SAVANNAH. Plan your Savannah getaway at visitsavannah.com today!
Elton John, the Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Pitbull, Trombone Shorty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ed Sheeran and T.I. are among dozens of acts slated to play the 2015 Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, one of the biggest and most diverse music festivals in the world.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which this year runs 4/24 – 5/3, has long been one of the weirdest and most all-over-the-place of America’s festivals, pushing way past the boundaries that its name implies and pulling in acts from wherever the hell. And this year’s list of headliners makes basically no sense whatsoever: [...]
Next year, AXS TV will broadcast 70 hours of live music from five of A.E.G.'s festivals, including Coachella and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
A Louisiana music festival says CeeLo Green no longer fits the concert's "wholesome family environment"... so he's been axed from headlining the event.Organizers for the Gretna Heritage Festival released a statement saying Joan Jett and the…
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
The young man who killed himself by diving under an Iron Heritage Festival passenger train underwent treatment in mental health facilities as recently as four days before his death, according to Montour County Coroner Scott E. Lynn.
The behemoths of the music festival season — Coachella, SXSW, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival — have passed. Before you toss your flower crown into the compost pile, consider that the best of the summer music festival lineup is yet to come. Show More Summary
Sun 25 May Join a guided ranger tour of the tunnels and fortifications on Middle Head as part of the national parks Heritage Festival Open Day. There will be WilderQuest...