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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

3 weeks 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'

last monthMusic / 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

2 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!

4 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 [...]

BADBADNOTGOOD streaming new album, touring, playing Northside Fest w/ Ian Isiah (dates & video)

BADBADNOTGOOD at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin) As mentioned, Jazz hop trio BADBADNOTGOOD will release their new album, III, this week (5/6) via Innovative Leisure. You can now hear the album ahead of its official release by streaming it...

PayPal Parts Ways With Exec After Twitter Abuse

It's one way to leave a job: PayPal's director of global strategy is no longer with the company after a late-night flood of sweary, misspelled tweets directed at fellow execs. Rocky Agrawal was at Jazz Fest in New Orleans when the stream of tweets like "People who should be fire...

PayPal exec Rakesh Agrawal goes on Twitter rant about colleagues from New Orleans' Jazz Fest

It’s no fun to do the Internet equivalent of the walk of shame.Rakesh “Rocky” Agrawal, the recently hired director of strategy for the giant firm PayPal, apparently indulged in a Twitter rant that dissed new colleagues and showed his pronounced inability to type with his thumbs

From Alabama Shakes to R&B Divas, Women Rock Jazz Fest

"Ask me how I'm doin? I'm doin alright. I will remain alright. Cause this is up to ME," said Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, whose soulful set was quite alright with a huge audience as she closed out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage...Show More Summary

Christina Aguilera Makes Jazz Fest Debut With Cover-Heavy Set

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Christina Aguilera gave her fans a little bit of jazz, a little bit of blues, and a lot of soul during her debut performance Friday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The very pregnant performer shimmiedShow More Summary

Our Jazz Fest Picks for the Second Weekend

Welcome to the home stretch! Two more days to go. Here are our thoughts for the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Helen Gillet kicks of the intimate Lagniappe Stage on Saturday with her solo act. A lot ofShow More Summary

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