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Kauf releasing 'Regrowth,' playing Blue Note Jazz Fest (stream 2 tracks)

LA electronic musician Kauf (aka Ronald Kaufman) is planning to release his debut album, Regrowth, this year. He already released its lead single "Through the Yard" and we're premiering another one, "A Ruin." Both are nice doses of chilled-out electronic pop, led by Ronald's own vocals... Continue reading…

Ernest Stuart -- Center City Jazz Fest: Five Years Strong

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Center City Jazz Festival Philadelphia, PA April 30, 2016 "The Fifth Annual Center City Jazz Festival is officially sold out!" Thus tweeted a spokesperson from @ccjazzfest two days before the start of jny:Philadelphia's annual celebration (most likely its founder, local trombonist {{m: Ernest St... [ read more ]

Trombone Shorty Throws Down At Fourth Annual Shorty Fest (PHOTOS)

The fourth annual Shorty Fest, a benefit concert for the Trombone Shorty Foundation, filled two stages at the House of Blues New Orleans with an incredible lineup of jazz, blues, funk, rock and soul artists on Thursday, April 28, 2016 – in between the two weekends of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Show More Summary

The Arcs Make Fans Forget About The Black Keys at New Orleans’ House of Blues (PHOTOS)

Dan Auerbach,  guitarist and vocalist of The Black Keys, was in town during the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz Fest for his own show with his side  project The Arcs, for a night at the House of Blues on Saturday, April 30th.   The post The Arcs Make Fans Forget About The Black Keys at New Orleans’ House of Blues (PHOTOS) appeared first on Glide Magazine.

Jazz Fest 2016: Allen Toussaint Tribute, Mavis Staples, Neil Young Highlight Sunday (PHOTOS)

Sunday at Jazz Fest 2016 featured The Allen Toussaint Band who backed a succession of guests that included Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Cyril Neville, Jon Batiste and Davell Crawford who all performed Toussaint songs of Toussaint at Jazz Fest on Sunday. Show More Summary

Stevie Wonder Performs ‘Purple Rain’ for Crowd at Rainy New Orleans Jazz Fest

As thousands flocked to the New Orleans Jazz Fest over the weekend, the weather, unfortunately, did not cooperate. But that didn't stop Stevie Wonder from giving the crowd something magical with which to leave.

Jazz Fest Wraps With Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Jon Batiste and Tributes In the Rain

There are apparently a magic number of "Purple Rain" covers that cause the heavens to send down the rain, and that was the case this weekend at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Dr. John, Closing Down Acura Stage in the Rain Photo...Show More Summary

Jazz Fest 2016: Rain Shuts Down Saturday Early (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Hell no, we won’t go! That was the rally cry for late Saturday afternoon at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. After a cloudy, humid, albeit windy, start to the day, the raindrops started small and turned big; Very big. Midway...Show More Summary

N.O. Jazz Fest honors Prince, Allen Toussaint

Before heavy rain canceled some acts, musical tributes flooded performances.        

Stevie Wonder Sings Rendition Of ‘Purple Rain’ After Jazz Fest Concert Gets Cancelled In New Orleans Because Of Storm

A rainstorm had all but flooded away an eager crowd in New Orleans yesterday - there for the city's annual Jazz Fest - and to watch Stevie Wonder in particular. But because of a terrible rainstorms, and severe flooding, this concert and many other events had to be cancelled, making the music goers seriously upset.

Stevie Wonder -- Real Rain Gives Way to Purple Rain Tribute

Stevie Wonder told a disappointed crowd in New Orleans Jazz Fest was being torpedoed by a rainstorm, but he brought them back to life with a different type of rain. Stevie, bullhorn in hand, led a tribute to Prince with a rousing rendition of…

How To Get Drunk at Jazzfest

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Drinking is better if youre at New Orleans famed Jazz Fest obviously, butif notmix up these at home instead.

Watch My Morning Jacket Cover Prince’s “Purple Rain” And “Sign O’ The Times” At Jazz Fest

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

My Morning Jacket just kicked off the 2016 leg of their tour in support of last year’s The Waterfall on Wednesday, and at every show so far, they’ve been paying tribute to Prince with a few covers. At their Oklahoma tour opener, their played “Raspberry Beret,” and last night, they closed out the New Orleans […]

See My Morning Jacket Cover Prince Classics at Jazz Fest

Earlier this week, My Morning Jacket kicked off the 2016 leg of their tour in support of The Waterfall, and at each stop so far, the band has paid tribute to Prince by covering a pair of the artist's legendary songs. At New Orleans' Jazz Fest Friday, Jim James and company kept...

Jazz Fest 2016: My Morning Jacket, Lauryn Hill, Paul Simon, Honey Island Swamp Band Heat Up Friday (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Hello Sunshine. Hello Crawfish Monica. Hello sweet refreshing snowball. With nary a raindrop in sight, and not as much mud as you’d think, Friday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was hot-hot-hot … in more ways than one. And...Show More Summary

Jazz Fest 2016: Elvis Costello, Gary Clark Jr., Brandi Carlile, Tedeschi Trucks Band Highlight Thursday

After sunny skies and hot temperatures blessed the grounds of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival during it’s first weekend, it was inevitable that the rain gods would have their turn to play on the second weekend, which kicked off on Thursday. Show More Summary

Elvis Costello Rocks Out For New Orleans Jazz Fest Weekend 2

For the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Thursday, headliner Elvis Costello sported the sartorial splendor of a purple hat with a button picturing the late Allen Toussaint front and center. Elvis Costello Photo by Adam McCullough Musical...Show More Summary

Hear Paul Simon Sing About Baseball Legend on 'Cool Papa Bell'

Just one day before Paul Simon kicks off his 2016 tour at Jazz Fest in New Orleans he shared new track "Cool Papa Bell." It's a summertime ode to Bell, the legendary baseball player hailed as "the fastest man on Earth," sings Simon. The song is on his latest LP Stranger to...

Prince, Allen Toussaint Tributes Set Bittersweet Mood at Jazz Fest 2016

The skies were a clear, radiant blue across the first weekend of the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – April 22nd through 24th – but there was purple everywhere else as the city, its homegrown performers and visiting stars paid homage to Prince after his sudden, shocking death on April...

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