The Clippers have lost eight of their last 11 games, most recently falling to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, 102-91. In that game, Blake Griffin had 40 points on 78% shooting, and Chris Paul had 24 points on 66.6% -- but the rest of the team combined to shoot only 27% (10 of 37) from the field. The...
Allen Toussaint, one of the legendary names of New Orleans music, has died in Madrid at the age of 77. The piano master, known for jazz, R&B and blues and who wrote hits such as "Working in a Coalmine" and produced Patti LaBelle's famous...Show More Summary
The New Orleans songwriter and pianist's contributions to popular music and jazz in the 20th century were incalculable.
Those of y'all who can make this probably know about it by now. But, just in case.... November 7th 10am-5pm New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd FREE entry I'm hoping the lack of a summer edition and more space at the Jazz Market will mean an abundance to behold - people and vinyl. Show More Summary
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One of the most enduring individual legacies from the Jazz Age is that of the towering figure of Louis Armstrong. The super-influential artist grew up in New Orleans’s Storyville district during a time of artistic upheaval. His exposure to the musical melting pot of New Orleans left an indelible impression on him.
Neal Walk, a former NBA big man who played for the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans (now Utah) Jazz and New York Knicks, died Sunday at a Phoenix hospital. He was 67. Paul Coro of AZCentral reported that Walk had been in poor health for some time. Show More Summary
Published in a 1929 issue of the New Yorker, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Short Autobiography," chronicles life in a way most appropriate to the inventor of the Jazz Age: as a series of cocktails. According to this "autobiography," the Big...Show More Summary
In the latest clip from his upcoming Heart Blanche album, Cee-Lo joins in a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral procession. Pre-order the album now ahead of its November 13th release. Previously: Cee-Lo – Sign of the Times (Animated Video)
When you hear the phrase, "New Orleans jazz," what three instruments immediately come to mid? That's right: cornet, trombone, and clarinet. In those early jazz combos, the clarinet provided a soaring, high register obbligato that enhanced, and, in the hands of the amazing Sidney Bechet, challenged... [ read more ]
Looking back some 15 years, blues singer and pianist m: Marcia Ball says the old San Diego Street Scene was one of her favorite gigs on her calendar each year. Modeled after jny: New Orleans' Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Street Scene featured jazz, blues, R&B, Cajun, Creole, zydeco... [ read more ]
In New Orleans, it's not uncommon for an impromptu jazz performance to break out on the street with music and dancing echoing around the block. The city hosts festivals every month of the year highlighting the food, culture, and...
Residents and visitors of New Orleans, surrounded by the sound of church bells and jazz music, marked the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday, remembering victims of the storm and celebrating the region's resiliency. Continue...Show More Summary
This is a guest post by Evlondo Cooper, senior fellow with the Checks and Balances Project, cross-posted with permission. New Orleans has many nicknames: The Crescent City, The Birthplace of Jazz, and The Big Easy. It’s also my hometown...Show More Summary
Former President George W. Bush showed off some serious dance moves during a stop in New Orleans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As you can see in the video above, Bush got down to some jazz music while in Louisiana. Show More Summary
When the U.S. lost the home of jazz to flood, it sold it to private speculators. The first time I saw New Orleans, I entered an empty city. The streets were marked with chalky streaks of salt and toxins left behind by the waters that had filled them; the stench of rotten things filled the air. Show More Summary
“When I first got to New Orleans after the flood I was stunned first by just how much had been destroyed, and then later by just how little I knew. I’d been writing about jazz for 20 years. Yet I was profoundly ignorant about what it means to have a living music, one that flows […]
I made my first trip to New Orleans in late July, a month shy of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. While waiting to board my flight at JFK, my thoughts drifted to the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra performance I'd seen earlierShow More Summary
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed center Jeff Withey to a multi-year contract. Withey (7-0, 222, Kansas) spent the past two seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 3.0 points on 52.3 percent shooting, 2.3 rebounds and 0.72 blocks in 9.9 minutes over 95 career games (four starts). He scored 10-plus [...]
Culture brought New Orleans back after the flood, but for some artists there's a newfound sense of alienation