Arianna Neikrug, niece of the composer-pianist Marc Neikrug, has been named winner of the 4th annual Sarah Vaughan vocal competition. She wins a record contract, a few grand and a slot at the 2106 Montreal Jazz Fest. More credentials? Arianna’s granddad was the great cellist-pedagogue George Neikrug.
I am a Chicago native and I love my hometown. I have lived in Los Angeles and now reside in New York. However, for me, there is no place like home. From Vienna beef hot dogs, Maxwell Street polish, stuffed pizza, blues fest, jazz fest,...Show More Summary
Bob DeVos Quartet Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center 12h Annual Jazz and Brew Fest West Orange, NJ September 19, 2015 A loud, protracted rumble, not unlike the sound of aircraft hovering overhead, briefly marred the second selection of a set by guitarist m: Bob DeVos' Quartet. It too... [ read more ]
A single neighborhood became the jazz nexus of the city over the weekend, as the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival swung into churches, galleries, the Midway Plaisance and more. The event, which ends Sunday, drew enormous crowds and showed Chicago what a great jazz festival is all about. Following...
WOBEON Music Fest brought a handful of renowned world music and jazz fusion acts to Ironwood Hall in Austin, Texas On September 12 and 13. Photos by Arthur VanRooy. The post WOBEONFest – Ironwood Hall – Austin, TX 9/12/15-9/13/15 appeared first on Glide Magazine.
Joey Alexander, all of 12 years old, has been given a prime slot at Newport. The Bali-born pianist has an album on release and eight million views on Youtube. See what you think. photo: Rebecca Meek
It's a bit of a drag being broke around Memorial Day as everyone splits town for some place fun and beachy, but we're not letting it get us down this year. The weather is incredibly gorgeous right here at home, and there's an incredible...Show More Summary
“With its inaugural public concert in late April, during Jazz Fest’s opening weekend, Mayfield’s Jazz Market joined Manhattan’s Jazz at Lincoln Center and San Francisco’s SFJazz in the ranks of urban arts center buildings dedicated to jazz. The architecture is similar to SFJazz in appearance, right down to the lettering on its nameplate.”
Indeed it is about music but when you experience it in the ambiance of Jazz Fest, of New Orleans, it is about so much more than music. It’s about celebrating life.
Kristofer Lenz learns a lot about the Big Easy, music, and the limits of human endurance
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
Rapper T.I. performed for an energetic crowd at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz Festival over the weekend, but he wasn't the only star of the show. While the Atlanta rhymer was rocking the mic, a sign language interpreter on the side of the stage was getting all of the attention. Continue reading…
It's that time of year. Music festival time. I have been spying on the beautiful people attending Coachella and Jazz Fest via Instagram, which inspired this piece on jewelry dos and don'ts for festivals. Who better to turn to than New Orleans BFF and jewelry designer Ashley Porter, the creative force behind Porter Lyons. Show More Summary
Lenny Kravitz: just another celebrity/musician/supernatural being who seemingly reverse ages. Read more...
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...
Not even a nasty weather system could wash this festival's spirit away.
"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
This picture comes to us from a reader who attended the Pitbull concert at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this weekend. That’s New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, clutching two ice cold cans of liquid refreshment and living his best life. Read more...