This past Sunday was one of the last chances to see the Mardi Gras Indians in all their finery until next year. Sure, some tribes will appear at the Jazz Fest, but this was up close and personal with plenty of opportunities for close interactions. Show More Summary
When a music lover thinks of jazz and current top 40, John Legend’s name isn’t too far away from the conversation these days. The singer, who started off playing piano for Lauryn Hill, and soon after producing his own music, came out with his debut album “Get Lifted” in 2004. While never truly cracking into
Dubbed the “Jazz Fest Night Fishing Guide,” the eclectic group of music freaks is presenting eight shows during the 2014 Jazz Fest. The performance will feature standout musicians including Jon Batiste, BaianaSystem, Ed Volker, Rising Appalachia, Helen Gillet, and Nigel Hall. Show More Summary
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
Guitarist Phill Fest, son of bossa nova pioneer Manfredo Fest, has issued Projeto B.F.C., which explores jazz and bossa from high energy samba and baiao rhythms, to subtle bossa gentleness. B.F.C. refers to the Brazilian-Florida connection (as Phill has been in South Florida for over a decade). Show More Summary
Sergio Mendes The 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival runs the entire month of June at various venues around NYC. Now in its fourth year, the fest includes a wide range of music, not just strictly jazz. Notable Shows this year...
Now that everyone has had a chance to make an initial pass through the Jazz Fest lineup, it’s time to dig a little deeper beyond the obvious. Here are a few thoughts about each of the seven days. On the first Friday, Ruben Blades and the Roberto Delgado Orchestra precede Santana. Show More Summary
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
Jazz Fest 2014 has recently announced the 2014 lineup. Rest assured, the well-rounded New Orleans Jazz Heritage Society has programmed something for everyone. Headliners include Bruce Springsteen, Chaka Kahn, Branford Marsalis, Phish, Eric Clapton, Santana and Aaron Neville. Show More Summary
Festival season is in full swing, what with the upstart Buku taking over Mardi Gras World on Friday and Saturday and the Jazz Fest’s annual festival inspired by the music of the African diaspora on the edge of the French Quarter on Saturday and Sunday. Show More Summary
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...
Judging by the guest list, it appears that Jazz Fest is celebrating its 45th anniversary as if it were its 50th. Some of the names that top the bill include Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish and Arcade Fir...
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is one of the more sprawling music festivals around. Like Coachella and Austin City Limits, it spans two weekends, but unlike those fests, the lineup doesn’t just repeat itself — all seven days of festivities feature a unique lineup. That means the event is in the same league as [...]
Speculation has been rampant over the past few weeks as writers and pundits have perused touring schedules, album release dates, and other music business minutia to speculate on the performers at the annual event, which is scheduled for April 25-May 4, 2014. Show More Summary
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Phish and Christina Aguilera are among the headliners of this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Jazz Fest may also turn into a bit of a twerk fest with "Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke also on the lineup. Show More Summary
As I’ve mentioned previously, “Jazz Fest in New Orleans is hands down the best music festival you could ever attend” (sure, I might be a little biased) so of course I feel obligated to pass along the announcement of the Jazz Fest 2014...Show More Summary
Plus, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, and Robert Plant.
The American Songbook is alive and well in Barcelona. I arrived late in the city yesterday due to an American Airlines delay out of New York. Once at my hotel, I caught up with Joan Anton Cararach and his wife....
Bilal at Prince tribute in March (more by Fred Pessaro) The annual Winter Jazz Fest is returning in 2014 for its 10th anniversary, happening from January 7 - 11. Artists playing include John Medeski, Nels Cline, Robert Glasper, Bilal, Ravi...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, Soundwave photos by Caitlyn Ridenour Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Desaparecidos @ Voodoo Fest Day 1 - 11/1/13 "The Friday Voodoo line-ups are usually pretty slow, so I came into City Park expecting to have...