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...
The Fall festival season is in full swing and the good folks at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival once again offer three days of free music in Lafayette Square. The full schedule is here. The event kicks of Friday afternoon with a headline performance by the legendary James Cotton. Show More Summary
PHOTOS: SHANTEL MITCHELL | There’s no denying that the South is home to some of the best music festivals in the country: Bonnaroo, Voodoo Fest, and Jazz Fest, to name several. But there’s nothing quite like listening to some of your favorite bands and discovering new artists in the Live Music Capital of the World. Show More Summary
Think you have the artistic chops to set up your wares in a tent at the New Orleans Fairgrounds to be perused by thousands of discerning music and art lovers? Now’s your chance to find out by submitting an application to the New Orleans...Show More Summary
This afternoon another of New Orleans’ erstwhile supergroups converges for a rare performance outside of the Jazz Fest season. Dragon Smoke features the rhythm section of Galactic, Robert Mercurio, and Stanton Moore, with keyboardist Ivan Neville and guitarist Eric Lindell. Show More Summary
The acclaimed band returns to New Orleans for their first shows since the 2013 Jazz Fest. My brother, Steve Mazza, a long time fan of singer Chris Robinson and all of his musical projects, was at that show along with numerous others over the years. Show More Summary
Ah, the weekend has finally arrived! It feels pretty great right? We’re really looking forward to it. There are so many shows going on around Atlanta! Check out the list below and treat yourself to some solid live music this weekend! Friday, September 20- Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys W/ Caroline & [...]
Attention all bands and musicians interested in performing at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Two weeks from today is your last chance to submit an application. The dates of the festival are April 25–May 4, 2014. All...Show More Summary
The North River Commission and Our Lady of Mercy Church host their inaugural Jazz Fest at the Dome at Our Lady of Mercy Sept. 14 from noon until 9 p.m. Featured acts include the 17-piece Northeastern University Jazz Band, Sarah Marie Young, Bill McFarland and the Chicago Horns, and more. (4419 N. Kedzie, free) [ more › ]
Summer's fading fast, and we decided to spend part of our Labor Day weekend soaking up a little music, so we headed to Millennium Park for the 35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival. [ more › ]
This Week in Jazz: Rosslyn and Silver Spring Jazz Fests, Shannon Gunn & the Bullettes, Christian McBride, Patricia Barber plus much more. [ more › ]
Kris Funn performing with Corner Store Kris Funn and the Corner Store are amongst the bands playing the New Vintage Jazz & Wine Fest at the DC Fairgrounds near Nationals Park in Washington DC. This takes place Saturday August 24 starting...Show More Summary
Love jazz? Want to know where and when to get it? Jazz promoter Peter Rechniewski (of Sydney venue Foundry616) gives his rundown on the best of the fests...
With “The Chop House,” we explore classic performances from bands with — you know — “chops.” Genres like progressive rock, art-rock, jazz-fusion — they’re nearly extinct in our current music culture. These days, we live (and consume art) impatiently, favoring a quick fix over a challenge. Show More Summary
Ivan Neville has never been a conventional musician. His torrid ensemble that features two bass players started as one-off band for Jazz Fest ten years ago and grew into a funk institution despite minimal recorded output. He was famously warned by none other than Keith Richards about his excessive consumption of drugs. Off drugs for [...]Show More Summary
Nothing says summer like sitting outside, sipping a cold pint of beer, and listening to live music. If all that sounds like a good deal to you, Squaw Valley's 12th Annual Brew, Jazz and Funk Fest is where you'll want to be August 10th-11th.... Read Full Post
Every Sunday, Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Doug, host The City, a two-hour talk show on Newstalk 1010. We listen so you don't have to. Oh boy, it’s the Sunday after Ford Fest, so I’m extra jazzed to hear from the Fords, Fords, Fords. Show More Summary
Frank YangWhat: Toronto Urban Roots Fest, the inaugural edition of a new multi-day festival that’s aiming to do what Bluesfest does for Ottawa and the Jazz Festival does for Montreal – namely bring in a lot of bands that have little to nothing to do with the festival’s titular genre but make great music. And [...]