The New Orleans Pelicans today signed guard/forward Quincy Ford. Ford, 6-8, 225, was a member of the Utah Jazz’s summer league team, appearing in eight games, averaging 5.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists. Undrafted in 2016 out of Northeastern University, Ford appeared in 130 games for the Huskies, averaging 12.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.9 [...]
Legendary jazz saxophonist Bhumibol Adulyadej is dead at 88 following a series of illnesses. Strongly influenced by Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and Benny Carter, Bhumibol specialized in dixieland and New Orleans jazz, and played the clarinet and trumpet as well as the sax. Show More Summary
Getting Started If you're new to jazz, go to our Getting Into Jazz primer for some hints on how to listen. CD Capsule Take a generous scoop of traditional New Orleans jazz, with its intricate three-horn counterpoint, add a hard-driving, hell-for-leather beat, shake well, and you've got Chicago-style... [ read more ]
While New Orleans has played a significant role in two of America’s greatest musical forms, jazz and blues, when you say “Louisiana music” to most people they hear the style championed by Stanley Dural, Jr., aka Buckwheat Zydeco. Dural passed away this past weekend and it’s worth remembering the man who became the face of […]
The Jazz have signed free agent center Henry Sims. We will assume this is a non-guaranteed deal that merely brings Sims to training camp. Sims (6-10, 248, Georgetown) has appeared in 135 NBA games over four seasons with New Orleans, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, owning career averages of 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 18.8 [...]
Most people who grew up in the rock era viewed clarinetist Pete Fountain the same way they did Al Hirt—a bearded New Orleans traditional jazz player who turned up on lots of variety shows in the late 1960s and '70s,...
If there’s one thing the people of New Orleans love, it’s a good festival. Mardi Gras. Jazz Fest. Essence. Labor Day weekend is, of course, the iconic Southern Decadence. These are probably the best-known annual events, but just the beginning of what the city has to offer. Related: Why These 12 Only-In-New Orleans Experiences Need To Go On Your Bucket [...]
In fifty years the New Orleans JazzFest has evolved from a three-day pure jazz eventinto a musical spectacular that also encompasses rock, folk, zydeco, gospel, and genres that may not yet have names. As a weeklong citywide gala, it is second only to Mardi Gras. Marsalis was there from the festival’s birth in 1968 and […]
“My dream is that we have a music tradition here in our favela that mixes the Brazilian traditions with New Orleans jazz traditions in wind instruments, and we create something new in live music.”
“Unlike other musicians whose lives were marked by marital strife, substance abuse and run-ins with the law, Mr. Fountain lived a blissful existence with Beverly Lang Fountain, his wife of 64 years, and a sizable number of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”
Mr. Fountain brought the traditional jazz of his native New Orleans to a national audience through frequent appearances on the Lawrence Welk and Johnny Carson television shows.
Famed New Orleans, Louisiana, jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain has died at age 86. After battling numerous health problems over the years, the NOLA music legend passed away of heart failure early Saturday morning. “It’s a sad day for his family. Show More Summary
Pete Fountain, the goateed clarinetist who became a global ambassador of New Orleans jazz with his flawlessly slippery technique and joyful sound, died Saturday of heart failure while in hospice care in New Orleans, according to news reports. He was 86. Fountain's son-in-law and manager, Benny...
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...
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...