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This Week in Jazz

This Week in Jazz: Along Came Ra fest, Todd Marcus, Veronneau, Cristian Perez, Sam Prather, Pedrito Martinez and much more. [ more › ]

The Latest Crazy Vending Machine Has a Piano on the Side, and Gives You Free Drinks for Playing It

There's a grand tradition of marketers building fancy vending machines, but it's not every day you see one that doubles as a piano. For the Alfa Jazz Fest in L'viv, Ukraine, this past June, mineral water brand Borjomi and its agency, Banda, set up a publicity stunt inviting passersby to play a sideways keyboard in exchange for free product. Show More Summary

Into It Over It and Lemuria touring together; The Jazz June reissuing 'The Medicine' on vinyl

Lemuria at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (more by James Richards IV) Into It. Over It. and Lemuria have announced that they'll be going on a tour together in November and December, all dates of which are listed below. The tour...

Fun Fun Fun Nites lineup announced (Meat Puppets, The Jazz June, TPOBPAH, Power Trip, Single Mothers, Le1f, more)

FFF NITES @ FUN FUN FUN Fest - November 7-9 2014 With less than 2 months to go, today Fun Fun Fun Fest release their FFF NITES lineup:FUN FUN FUN FEST (FFF Fest) is excited to announce today the lineup...

Listicles: Gentrification whisperers LA Times are the...

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Gentrification whisperers LA Times are the latest to fawn over St. Claude Avenue, Jazz Fest, bounce rap and New Orleans' restaurant scene. Peche, Square Root, John Besh, Company Burger, High Hat and more get nods. Golf claps for another round...

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

DCist Preview: Soul Understated @ New Vintage Jazz & Wine Fest

DCist interviewed Jeremy "Bean" Clemons of Soul Understated, a band performing tomorrow at the New Vintage Jazz & Wine Festival. [ more › ]

Pharoah Sanders, Dave Douglas Quintet Head Up 26th Earshot Jazz Fest

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The renowned Earshot Jazz Festival takes place at several Seattle venues Oct. 10-Nov. 11. Performing at this 26th annual event are Pharoah Sanders, Dave Douglas Quintet, Joe Lovano, Linda Oh, Joey Baron, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, McTuff, and many others. Show More Summary

Bill Charlap on 'Jazz in July'

4 months agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Next week, New York's 92Y will hold its annual Jazz in July festival at its 92nd St. and Lexington Ave. auditorium. What makes 92Y's jazz fest special is that pianist Bill Charlap serves as artistic director. In the tradition of...

Watch: Beck covers Prince’s “1999?

A funky little ditty from last week's Montreal International Jazz Fest.

Watch Beck Cover Prince’s “1999? At Montreal International Jazz Fest

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

There was a time, circa Midnite Vultures, when every Beck song seemed to be aiming at Prince pastiche. That time was 1999, which is an appropriate time for such endeavors, all things considered. Yet Beck had never actually covered Prince’s “1999? until last week’s Montreal International Jazz Fest. Sean Lennon, whose band the Ghost Of [...]

With Block Party, CapitalBop Brings DC Jazz Fest To The People

The ambitious Block Party at the Jazz Lot takes place tomorrow. [ more › ]

Are Music Festivals Killing the Live Music Venue Vibe?

It's just about summertime (officially), which means we're right in the middle of music-festival season. South by Southwest, Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Fest have come and gone, but mega festivals like Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and...Show More Summary

The Jazz Capital of West Africa

Riverboats, wrought iron balconies, Creole culture, a famous jazz fest, and flamboyance in the face of hardship. Where else could this describe but?…?Saint-Louis, Senegal?

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

Chicago Jazz Fest, Dark Matter Coffee Team Up For Sun Ra Tribute Blend

Fans of free jazz and affordable coffee will be delighted to learn that the Chicago Jazz Fest and Dark Matter Coffee have teamed up to make 'Astro-Black,' a limited-edition blend that pays tribute to jazz legend and Afrofuturist pioneer Sun Ra. [ more › ]

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

Christina Aguilera & Her Tiny Baby Bump Give A Show-Stopping Performance At Jazz Fest!! See The Vids HERE!

7 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

AWWW!! This is just TOO adorable! Christina Aguilera performed at this weekend's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and she was AH-Mazing per usual! But what we loved the most was the fact that she highlighted one of her best accessories during her performance… Her teeny baby bump!! The Voice judge, who is soon to be [...]

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