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New Orleans Gives Jazz a Hot House

Irvin Mayfield and Ronald S. Markham are the driving forces behind the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Now they’ve wrangled America’s art form a fine new concert hall.

‘Hot’ Rod Hundley, NBA player and broadcaster, dies at 80

“Hot” Rod Hundley, a former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died March 27 at his home near Phoenix. He was 80.The Jazz announced his death, but the cause was not disclosed.Read full article ...

Jazz legendary broadcaster Hundley dies

Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80.

Take Five with Courtney Bryan

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Meet Courtney Bryan: Courtney Bryan, a native of jny: New Orleans, is "a pianist and composer of panoramic interests" (New York Times). Her music ranges fromA solo works to large ensembles in the new music and jazz idioms, filmA scores, and collaborations with dancers, visual artists, writers, a...

Live From Birmingham: Amy Roberts, Richard Exall, Bruce Coates, John Edwards, Mark Sanders, GoGo Penguin and Mammal Hands

last monthMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

The Amy Roberts/Richard Exall Jazz Band Solihull British Legion March 8, 2015 Shockingly, this regular club at Solihull British Legion, so accustomed to traditional New Orleans trotters, had booked a band that specialises in jazz from a slightly later time period. Precedents already existed, though...

Jazz’s New Home in New Orleans

A new jazz center in New Orleans will feature the big band called the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

How Brass Bands Have Shaped The Culture Of New Orleans

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Musically, these bands helped shape and were in turn influenced by jazz’s development through the early decades of the 20th century. Brass-band tradition has evolved in the decades since to embrace other styles, such as funk, R&B and hip-hop, irritating purists while enticing new fans. Still, the form’s communal function has never waned.”

Can New Orleans Save Its Brass Bands?

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Dr. Michael White, a giant in Crescent City jazz, frets that New Orleans has neglected its finest music. Ironically, his new album argues otherwise.

Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans 2/9/15: Video Highlights and Recap

As the New Orleans Pelicans try to crack the postseason, they got a favorable matchup on Monday night against the Utah Jazz. The Jazz entered near the bottom of the Western Conference, while the Pelicans sat just a game back of the Phoenix Suns for the final spot in the postseason. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on

‘American Idol’ Judge Harry Connick, Jr. Says Regional Musical Styles Lacking In Auditions

Harry Connick, Jr., is from New Orleans, often cited as the birthplace of jazz. The city’s distinctive musical culture had a heavy influence on Connick’s own musical style. That connection between place and musicianship was not something Connick saw in the early rounds of this year’s American Idol auditions. Show More Summary

Jazz Festivals in New Orleans and Newport Name Lineups

3 months agoArts : NYTimes: ArtsBeat

Elton John, the Who and the new partnership of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will headline in New Orleans; Newport will include Dr. John and Arturo O’Farrill’s Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Elton John, the Who top 2015 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival lineup

Elton John, the Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Pitbull, Trombone Shorty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ed Sheeran and T.I. are among dozens of acts slated to play the 2015 Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, one of the biggest and most diverse music festivals in the world.

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015 lineup: Elton John, The Who, No Doubt, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Bennett & Gaga, T.I. & more

New Orleans Jazz Fest, which has much more than just jazz, returns this year for two weeks, April 24-26 and April 30-May 3. The lineup includes Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, No Doubt,...

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015 Lineup

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which this year runs 4/24 – 5/3, has long been one of the weirdest and most all-over-the-place of America’s festivals, pushing way past the boundaries that its name implies and pulling in acts from wherever the hell. And this year’s list of headliners makes basically no sense whatsoever: [...]

New Orleans Jazz Fest reveals 2015 lineup

Elton John, The Who, Wilco, and Ryan Adams among notable acts playing legendary festival.

The people of the Sugar Bowl

When those in New Orleans' tourism industry have to pick a side, as they do in New Year's Day's Alabama vs. Ohio State Playoff semifinal, they tend to pick New Orleans. Kat and Big Sexy Kat is 24. She sometimes has a jazz dance set on...Show More Summary

Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans 12/16/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The New Orleans Pelicans looked to get themselves back on track on Tuesday night when they took on the Utah Jazz. The Pelicans had dropped two of their last three games and faced a tricky test from the young Jazz, who had lost two straight and 11 of 12. Read more NBA news on

Pelicans' Davis set to return Tuesday vs. Utah

The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Anthony Davis is expected to return from a chest injury for Tuesday night's game against the Utah Jazz.

Kidd Jordan and family to play the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center grand opening, 12/12

The long anticipated music education facility will open its doors for the first time with a gala concert featuring the Jordan musical family of New Orleans led by patriarch Edward “Kidd” Jordan at 8 PM. Advance tickets are sold out although a limited number will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Show More Summary

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Dedicates New Building

The building, with a concert hall and recording facilities, is named in honor of George and Joyce Wein.

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