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Can New Orleans Save Its Brass Bands?

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Dr. Michael White, a giant in Crescent City jazz, frets that New Orleans has neglected its finest music. Ironically, his new album argues otherwise.

Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans 2/9/15: Video Highlights and Recap

As the New Orleans Pelicans try to crack the postseason, they got a favorable matchup on Monday night against the Utah Jazz. The Jazz entered near the bottom of the Western Conference, while the Pelicans sat just a game back of the Phoenix Suns for the final spot in the postseason. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

‘American Idol’ Judge Harry Connick, Jr. Says Regional Musical Styles Lacking In Auditions

Harry Connick, Jr., is from New Orleans, often cited as the birthplace of jazz. The city’s distinctive musical culture had a heavy influence on Connick’s own musical style. That connection between place and musicianship was not something Connick saw in the early rounds of this year’s American Idol auditions. Show More Summary

Jazz Festivals in New Orleans and Newport Name Lineups

2 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

Elton John, the Who and the new partnership of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will headline in New Orleans; Newport will include Dr. John and Arturo O’Farrill’s Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Elton John, the Who top 2015 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival lineup

Elton John, the Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Pitbull, Trombone Shorty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ed Sheeran and T.I. are among dozens of acts slated to play the 2015 Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, one of the biggest and most diverse music festivals in the world.

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015 lineup: Elton John, The Who, No Doubt, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Bennett & Gaga, T.I. & more

New Orleans Jazz Fest, which has much more than just jazz, returns this year for two weeks, April 24-26 and April 30-May 3. The lineup includes Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, No Doubt,...

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015 Lineup

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which this year runs 4/24 – 5/3, has long been one of the weirdest and most all-over-the-place of America’s festivals, pushing way past the boundaries that its name implies and pulling in acts from wherever the hell. And this year’s list of headliners makes basically no sense whatsoever: [...]

New Orleans Jazz Fest reveals 2015 lineup

Elton John, The Who, Wilco, and Ryan Adams among notable acts playing legendary festival.

The people of the Sugar Bowl

When those in New Orleans' tourism industry have to pick a side, as they do in New Year's Day's Alabama vs. Ohio State Playoff semifinal, they tend to pick New Orleans. Kat and Big Sexy Kat is 24. She sometimes has a jazz dance set on...Show More Summary

Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans 12/16/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The New Orleans Pelicans looked to get themselves back on track on Tuesday night when they took on the Utah Jazz. The Pelicans had dropped two of their last three games and faced a tricky test from the young Jazz, who had lost two straight and 11 of 12. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Pelicans' Davis set to return Tuesday vs. Utah

The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Anthony Davis is expected to return from a chest injury for Tuesday night's game against the Utah Jazz.

Kidd Jordan and family to play the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center grand opening, 12/12

The long anticipated music education facility will open its doors for the first time with a gala concert featuring the Jordan musical family of New Orleans led by patriarch Edward “Kidd” Jordan at 8 PM. Advance tickets are sold out although a limited number will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Show More Summary

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Dedicates New Building

The building, with a concert hall and recording facilities, is named in honor of George and Joyce Wein.

‘Storyville’ Drama About Birth Of Jazz From George Wolfe & Colin Callender Set At Starz

Starz has put in development Storyville, a drama series set in New Orleans during the turn of the 20th century where prostitution was decriminalized and an exceedingly vibrant, hedonistic, celebratory subculture emerged and fueled the birth of jazz. Show More Summary

Telling the story of Buddy Bolden, the man who ‘invented jazz

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Daniel Pritzker strolls the gritty streets of 1901 New Orleans with a light touch and a low-key confidence. A chat with the marching band, a question about continuity and he’s ready for another take on Bolden!, his film about Buddy Bolden, the doomed cornet player credited with inventing jazz. Nine...

Anthony Davis Scores Career-High 43 Points vs. Jazz (VIDEO)

Davis scored a career-high 43 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Utah Jazz 106-94 on Saturday night. The post Anthony Davis Scores Career-High 43 Points vs. Jazz (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonl...

Postmodern Jukebox Gives Sam Smith's 'I'm Not The Only One' A Vintage New Orleans Twist: VIDEO

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Scott Bradlee and his Postmodern Jukebox have targeted "I'm Not The Only One" by out crooner / man of the moment Sam Smith as their next cover. This time, the group gives Smith's tune a decidedly New Orleans jazz vibe...

A.E.G. to Bring Its Music Festivals to AXS TV

Next year, AXS TV will broadcast 70 hours of live music from five of A.E.G.'s festivals, including Coachella and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

From Alligator Sausage to Late Night Jazz: A Quick Guide to Doing NOLA On Foot

Fall is a lovely time to visit New Orleans, especially if you tie it into a Saints game. The Superdome is right in the middle of downtown, an easy walk or pedicab ride  from the French Quarter. The c... via JustLuxe.com

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