The Big Easy's most notorious killer said he'd spare victims on one condition: that they play jazz music.
Hadestown combines and retells two classical myths — that of Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of Persephone — through a sizzling New Orleans jazz score by Anaïs Mitchell.
Jazz has had a universal appeal since its inception. As soon as the music left its cradle of New Orleans in the early years of the 20th century it quickly spread to all corners of the world. Europeans were among the first non-Americans to embrace the music and place their unique twist on it. Below a... [ read more ]
Beyond festivals like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, New Orleans also offers food- and drink-focused festivals where you can get your fill of signature local eats like beignets, muffaletta sandwiches, bananas Foster, and crawfish étouffée, and also attend cooking demonstrations, check out arts and crafts, hear great live music, and party with the locals. Show More Summary
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans was born in 1961 with a mission outlined in its very name. The goal: to preserve a traditional style of music at a time when it was being overshadowed by the arrival of rock ‘n’ roll as well as more contemporary forms of jazz such as bebop. So how...
"Didn't it rain, children/didn't it rain" -- Mahalia Jackson The storm that swamped last month's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival forced cancellations by Stevie Wonder, Beck and other luminaries. But Grammy-winning producer, A&R...Show More Summary
New Orleans artist and Quality Control recruit Young Greatness taps Weezy and Yo Gotti for the official remix to his Jazze Pha produced single “Moolah.” Check it out below. Previously: Young Greatness & Wale – Squad Goals
With a New Orleans jazz band playing and dozens of people waving white handkerchiefs and wishing it a good journey, the space shuttle fuel tank known as ET-94 started rolling on its day-long trip through city streets early Saturday. The 66,000-pound tank, sitting atop dollies, left a parking lot...
'Jazz trumpet player and composer Terence Blanchard has worn many hats. As a kid growing up in New Orleans, he played alongside childhood friend Wynton Marsalis. In the 1980s he performed alongside jazz great Art Blakey, and in the 1990s, Blanchard began scoring films for director Spike Lee. Show More Summary
The fourth annual Shorty Fest, a benefit concert for the Trombone Shorty Foundation, filled two stages at the House of Blues New Orleans with an incredible lineup of jazz, blues, funk, rock and soul artists on Thursday, April 28, 2016 – in between the two weekends of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Show More Summary
Dan Auerbach, guitarist and vocalist of The Black Keys, was in town during the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz Fest for his own show with his side project The Arcs, for a night at the House of Blues on Saturday, April 30th. The post The Arcs Make Fans Forget About The Black Keys at New Orleans’ House of Blues (PHOTOS) appeared first on Glide Magazine.
On Friday, My Morning Jacket played New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. During their set, they paid tribute to Prince by covering his "Purple Rain." At another show a couple days earlier, they also covered "Sign o' the Times" and "Raspberry...Show More Summary
As thousands flocked to the New Orleans Jazz Fest over the weekend, the weather, unfortunately, did not cooperate. But that didn't stop Stevie Wonder from giving the crowd something magical with which to leave.
There are apparently a magic number of "Purple Rain" covers that cause the heavens to send down the rain, and that was the case this weekend at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Dr. John, Closing Down Acura Stage in the Rain Photo...Show More Summary
The band also played "Sign O' the Times" in tribute to Prince.
Hell no, we won’t go! That was the rally cry for late Saturday afternoon at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. After a cloudy, humid, albeit windy, start to the day, the raindrops started small and turned big; Very big. Midway...Show More Summary
A rainstorm had all but flooded away an eager crowd in New Orleans yesterday - there for the city's annual Jazz Fest - and to watch Stevie Wonder in particular. But because of a terrible rainstorms, and severe flooding, this concert and many other events had to be cancelled, making the music goers seriously upset.
Stevie Wonder told a disappointed crowd in New Orleans Jazz Fest was being torpedoed by a rainstorm, but he brought them back to life with a different type of rain. Stevie, bullhorn in hand, led a tribute to Prince with a rousing rendition of…
Drinking is better if youre at New Orleans famed Jazz Fest obviously, butif notmix up these at home instead.
Earlier this week, My Morning Jacket kicked off the 2016 leg of their tour in support of The Waterfall, and at each stop so far, the band has paid tribute to Prince by covering a pair of the artist's legendary songs. At New Orleans' Jazz Fest Friday, Jim James and company kept...