The grand French Quarter Festival is here once again to celebrate New Orleans jazz, art, and food in the largest free music festival in the United States. “This festival represents all the local flavors,” singer-songwriter Lynn Drury told ABC. “It’s not just the brass bands or tra jazz, what New Orleans is mainly known for.
This month a horde of out-of-towners will descend on New Orleans for New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. JazzFest celebrates traditional Louisiana culture and heritage and showcases some high-profile local acts while serving up a heaping mound of ultra-mainstream acts like Robin Thicke, Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, and Eric Clapton. Show More Summary
Paul Cebar has lived in Milwaukee most of his life, but his music has traveled the world: New Orleans, Jamaica, Cuba, Africa. They're all in there, along with dashes of swing, soul, jazz and garage-rock.
New Orleans is a locale rarely discussed in Modern Jazz terms. In the second half of the 1950s however, tenor saxophonist Harold Battiste, pianist Ellis Marsalis, clarinetist Alvin Batiste, drummer Ed Blackwell and numerous bassists, Crescent City residents all, comprised the American Jazz Quintet. Show More Summary
As a Yankee, I fell in love with the City that Care Forgot (a.k.a. the Crescent City, the Big Easy and the Birthplace of Jazz) in my twenties and, like many a Yankee before me, moved there. (It was also called the Land of the Lotus Eaters...Show More Summary
The New Orleans Pelicans looked to put an end to their recent skid on Friday night against the Utah Jazz. The Pelicans had dropped three straight games, and faced a Jazz squad who had dropped five straight Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
Anthony Davis, who has been battling back spasms and left Wednesday's game in Denver in the first half, started for New Orleans against the Utah Jazz on Friday.
In celebration of the acclaimed percussionist/ vibraphonist’s latest recording, we have the exclusive on one of the standout tracks on the new album. Fans of adventurous music in New Orleans are no strangers to Mike Dillon’s brand of danceable jazz/punk/funk. Show More Summary
More than a few years ago, Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters had a limited edition live recording. Also several sets from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have been released through JazzFest Live. Now Frenchman Street...Show More Summary
New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis injured his left ankle in Friday's game against the Utah Jazz. According to the Pelicans' official Twitter feed, he will not return: There is no word on the severity of the injury, or if...Show More Summary
Coach Monty Williams says guards Eric Gordon and Brian Roberts will miss New Orleans' game against Utah.
Bright sun shined on the paddock area of the New Orleans Fairgrounds as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival celebrated the launch of its 45th iteration at the annual press party this morning. Producer/Director Quint Davis introduced...Show More Summary
Jazz Fest 2014 has recently announced the 2014 lineup. Rest assured, the well-rounded New Orleans Jazz Heritage Society has programmed something for everyone. Headliners include Bruce Springsteen, Chaka Kahn, Branford Marsalis, Phish, Eric Clapton, Santana and Aaron Neville. Show More Summary
Since Bob Koester founded Delmar Records in St. Louis in 1953, Delmark Records has issued many important jazz recordings and over the years has built a catalog ranging from traditional New Orleans and Chicago style jazz to the first albums by members of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Show More Summary
The main problem with Guns N Roses over the last two decades is that Axl is a douche, and they do nothing relevant. For a band with a frontman who is still, despite his asshole tendencies, one of the best rock vocalists in history, it?s sad that they can?t even maintain the tenuous relevance of a band like Kiss. Show More Summary
Simon and Garfunkel's headlining set at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was one of the most difficult two hours of Art Garfunkel's life. A couple of months earlier, he started to experience major vocal problems, and when he launched into the opening of "A Hazy Shade of Winter" he was barely able to squeeze out a note. Show More Summary
LSU's busy Wednesday on the recruiting trail continued with the commitment of 4-star receiver Jazz Ferguson, an imposing physical specimen from nearby Saint Francisville, La. Per Ross Dellenger of the New Orleans Advocate: A product of West Feliciana High School, Ferguson is the No. Show More Summary
Want to hear Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child o’ Mine” played in the style of old-timey New Orleans jazz? Before you say no, give this Postmodern Jukebox cover of the classic ’80s rock song a chance. It is actually really fun, thanks in large...Show More Summary
From our amazing office manager Evanne: This Japanese grandma used to be in a jazz band with her husband, and her dream was to go to New Orleans and see live jazz. Her granddaughter (or niece, not sure) not only made her dream come true,...Show More Summary
The Soul Rebels came together under the idea of combining contemporary music with traditional New Orleans Jazz fundamentals. What results from this foundation, is a unique brass section with exciting originals and amusing renditions of popular songs. Coming to the Loft this Friday, drummer Derrick Moss spoke with Alex May about their unique sound and increasing […]