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.
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
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 […]
Anthony Davis had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Utah Jazz 108-98
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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…
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?
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
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 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.
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.
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…
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 »
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
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 […]
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
"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. […]
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 › ]
Enjoy two-night stays in three of America's greatest music cities: Jazz cradle New Orleans, Elvis's beloved Memphis and count...
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 »