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Fiction: A Novel of 1918 New Orleans, With Murder and All That Jazz

In Nathaniel Rich’s “King Zeno,” a great American city and a new kind of music take shape as the Spanish flu and a serial killer both run rampant.

Going Underground #66 - New Orleans

It's time to pack the suitcase and dig out the passport because we're taking another trip around the world's hottest music spots to seek out the cream of the underground crop. Today's trip is to the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans where...Show More Summary

The IndieBeat: Rhapsody of Swing is a 1940s New Orleans rhythm brawler

Rhapsody of Swing celebrates the rhythms and history of jazz. It’s set in a magic realist version of 1940s New Orleans where music is power. Historical figures like the iconic poet Langston Hughes inspired many of its characters, as did people from developer Cuaotemo Marquez’s life. “The story is really family-focused,” said Marquez in a phone […]

Davis scores 29, powers Pelicans past Jazz 108-98

Anthony Davis had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Utah Jazz 108-98        

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – “Freedom Is A Word” (Feat. Vic Mensa)

Earlier this year, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, the New Orleans jazz trumpeter, released all three albums in the series that he's called The Centennial Trilogy. He's not done yet. Scott likes to call his style "stretch music" because it pulls from so many sources beyond jazz, and on a new track, he's proven just how…

What gave early New Orleans jazz clarinets their unique sound?

The hauntingly beautiful "wailing" sounds of early New Orleans jazz clarinets, often featured in brass bands or jazz funerals, are one of the most distinctive instrument styles in American music. The unique sound begs the question: What's behind incredible their range of sound and tonal variety?

New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis out Saturday with pelvis injury

PORTLAND – Anthony Davis left Friday's loss to Utah early in the fourth quarter due to injury, with him writing in pain on the Jazz's home floor, appearing to hold his left side. Early this afternoon in Oregon, the four-time All-Star...Show More Summary

Mitchell scores career-high 41, Jazz beat Pelicans 114-108

2 months agoBasketball / NBA : USAToday: NBA

Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored a career-high 41 points and powered the Utah Jazz's fourth-quarter rally in a 114-108 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans        

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis suffers groin injury

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis suffered a groin injury early in the fourth quarter against Utah on Friday night and is doubtful to return. The 6-foot-10 All-Star was boxing out Jazz forward Derrick Favors when he went down in a heap and in obvious pain.

Jazz legends talk hoops + David Aldridge's journey to NBA

On this week's episode, we travel to The Big Easy to talk with jazz luminaries Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield about their music, the New Orleans Pelicans, and more.

Watch Daniel Johnston Perform With Preservation Hall All Stars At First Show Of Final Tour

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last night, legendary outsider artist Daniel Johnston kicked off what he's saying will be his final tour. His first show was at The Joy Theater in New Orleans, and he was accompanied by members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. (Different artists will play alongside him each night of the tour.) According to Setlist.fm, he…

Music classes: Beginners wanted, instruments available

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation is looking for beginning music students — and offering 70 free instruments. Program director Scott Aiges says the program is open to kids … Click to Continue »

The Axman’s Jazz: The Axeman of New Orleans

4 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from history buff and Neatoramanaut WTM, who wishes to remain otherwise anonymous. In the spring of 1918, New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) was not exactly a city known for banking its fires.Show More Summary

The Oldest Jazz Band On The Planet Plays On In Shanghai

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Its six wizened members range from a relatively youthful 63 to a scarcely believable 97-year-old trumpeter. Jazz is more readily associated with New Orleans or New York than Shanghai, but the Chinese city has its own proud jazz heritage that flickers on. The Peace Hotel, completed in 1929 and a prime example of art deco architecture […]

TVD Live: Chicago Jazz Festival at Millennium Park, 9/2–9/3

PHOTOS: DENNIS McDONOUGH | Millennium Park was swinging with New Orleans grooves while tipping the scales in favor of the jazz-oriented city’s more edgy sounds when the Chicago Jazz Festival took over the park on Labor Day weekend. There...Show More Summary

The Engine Behind New Orleans' Jazz Fest That Keeps It Alive

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"In late April and early May, people in bars and restaurants and in the streets wish each other a happy Jazz Fest in the same tones as "Merry Christmas." Nightclubs book special events for the nights after and the days between the two festival weekends; social and professional groups throw their own parties and gatherings. […]

Famous Jazzman's Saxophone Survives Hurricane Katrina To Be Lost To SF Cab

You might recall New Orleans jazz musician Donald Harrison from his prominent role in Spike Lee's Hurricane Katrina documentary "When the Levees Broke," or from his role in David Simon's HBO series "Treme." [ more › ]

Sights and Sounds of America's Old South

Enjoy two-night stays in three of America's greatest music cities: Jazz cradle New Orleans, Elvis's beloved Memphis and count...

Preacher Recap: When Pigs Fly

Jesse Custer has finally visited all 187 jazz bars in New Orleans … and he hasn’t found God at any of them.The quest for God is, ostensibly, the primary arc of Preacher, but season two has made time for extended detours in Indian-themed casinos, rich-dude mansions, and Hell itself. Now ... More »

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