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 »
Condolences to Wynton and Branford Marsalis, whose mother Dolores died on Tuesday of pancreatic cancer, aged 80. She is survived by her husband, New Orleans jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, and six sons, four of whom became jazz professionals.
What was probably meant to be an ordinary night for Woody Allen at his New Orleans Jazz Band's concert in Hamburg, Germany, took quite the turn! On Tuesday night, as the director performed on stage, two topless female protestors came out and crashed the show! They took the stage with quotes on their bare chests from Dylan [...]
Previously on Preacher: Jesse hits up nearly every jazz bar in New Orleans in his search for God, and he finds Him, in the form of a man in a skin-tight Dalmatian suit who performs all sorts of sexual favors...
The New Orleans jazz funeral is a great American tradition: A goodbye set to jubilant jazz, to celebrate the life of the person who just passed, rather than any kind of somber service. Last month, the Afghan Whigs guitarist Dave Rosser died at the age of 50 after a battle with colin cancer. The Afghan…
Tommy Ridgely Since The Blues Began Black Top While attending the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for the first time at the end of April, I caught plenty of great blues, zydeco and R&B. While he did not play the festival duringShow More Summary
This week's Preacher finds Jesse (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) in New Orleans on a tip that God might be there. Apparently, the deity is a huge fan of jazz music and what better city to enjoy it than the Big Easy? In this exclusive clip that looks like it could have... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Preacher Dominic Cooper
Preacher’s search for God has led Jesse, Cassidy, and Tulip down to New Orleans in season two, where the Almighty is apparently hiding out and grooving on some jazz. Before they got to the Big Easy, though, we saw the gang pooling their...Show More Summary
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This year, the great New Orleans jazz trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is planning on releasing a whole troika of albums that he's calling the Centennial Trilogy. Earlier this year, he released his Ruler Rebel album, and our jazz columnist Phil Freeman was into it. This week, he'll follow it up with the new one…
New Orleans jazz trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is treating fans to an entire trilogy of new music this year, starting with the March release of Ruler Rebel followed by this month's Diaspora. We've already heard the album's title track, and now he's released "The Walk" featuring vocals by Sarah Elizabeth Charles. The trumpeter is…