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Your NBA announcing schedule for 12/27-1/2

Tuesday, December 27 Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat (NBA TV 7:30 pm) Local Broadcast Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers (NBA TV 10:30 pm) Local Broadcast Wednesday, December 28 Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans (NBA TV 8...Show More Summary

Holiday Listening In Brief: Two New CDs And A Modern Classic

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

The NOLA Players, Christmastime in New Orleans (Verve/Aim Higher) A cross-generational and cross-racial gathering of Crescent City jazz veterans generates spirited versions of traditional Christmas music. Some of the players are well...Show More Summary

Chris Paul Becomes 1st Player Since 1984 with 20 Assists, 0 Turnovers in a Game

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul had 20 assists and zero turnovers against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, becoming the first player with such numbers since Rickey Green of the Utah Jazz in 1984. Bleacher Report will...Show More Summary

Giving a Great Jazz Storyteller His Due

Danny Barker, a jazz guitarist and banjoist who was born in 1909 the French Quarter in New Orleans, always had a curious mind. Once, as a boy, while delivering groceries to a house in the city’s red-light district, he spotted, through a Venetian-style door, a woman dancing naked for a coterie of guests. Show More Summary

GOODFest: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Explains Why New Orleans Is The Most Important City In America

“New Orleans is this anomaly, this spiritual center, this backbone, the DNA of American music”

Real Wedding Album: A Musical Evening in Brooklyn

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

A mariachi band got the party started, followed by a New Orleans marching band, a seven-piece orchestra, and a DJ who played funk and jazz tunes.

Rosie Ledet, BeauSoleil, Terrance Simien, Steve Riley, Amanda Shaw set to perform at third annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Many of the best artists in southwest Louisiana dance music will perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's third annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, taking place June 13-14 at the historic French Market. • Dates: Saturday, June 13, and...

A pre-Jazz Fest Jazz Fest at Xavier in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Jazz Fest begins on April 24 but music fans who can't wait can get started a little early at Xavier University in New Orleans....

New Orleans French festival to feature two stages of music

Before the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, even before French Quarter Festival, there's Fete Francaise, a unique one-day festival celebrating the French heritage and food of New Orleans. The festival is becoming a staple of the Spring festival...

Live Blog: Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2016

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2016 City Park; New Orleans, LA [October 2016] by Kirsten Pardun on 11-21-2016 Voodoo put a spell on me. City Park, the festival’s home, resonated with Jazz, hip-hop, rap, pop, rock, and electronica over Halloween weekend. Show More Summary

Recent Reading: Books About Jazz In Four US Regions

3 months agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

After jazz emerged—or coalesced—as a distinct form of music in New Orleans in the early twentieth century, it quickly took hold throughout the world. Jazz musicians developed on every continent, even in countries where the spirit of jazz goes against the grain of politics and culture; a jazz community is emerging in China, not an […]

Children's Hospital Jazz Half Marathon 2016: Your photos at the NOLA.com Photo Booth

Halloween weekend in New Orleans is full of fun festivities, beautiful October weather and, on Saturday, Oct. 29, the 8th Annual Jazz Half Marathon and 5K. The Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile race spanning from Lafayette Square in downtown New Orleans to...

Sexual Healing: Brass Band Cover

A vibrant cover version of Marvin Gaye’s classic which will have you marching down the street, spinning an umbrella along to the Dixieland jazz sounds of New Orleans’ Hot 8 Brass Band. Go figure that the video was shot in London.

Pelicans sign Quincy Ford

The New Orleans Pelicans today signed guard/forward Quincy Ford. Ford, 6-8, 225, was a member of the Utah Jazz’s summer league team, appearing in eight games, averaging 5.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists. Undrafted in 2016 out of Northeastern University, Ford appeared in 130 games for the Huskies, averaging 12.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.9 [...]

Jazz saxophonist Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Legendary jazz saxophonist Bhumibol Adulyadej is dead at 88 following a series of illnesses. Strongly influenced by Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and Benny Carter, Bhumibol specialized in dixieland and New Orleans jazz, and played the clarinet and trumpet as well as the sax. Show More Summary

Wild Bill Davison: The Commodore Master Takes

3 months agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Getting Started If you're new to jazz, go to our Getting Into Jazz primer for some hints on how to listen. CD Capsule Take a generous scoop of traditional New Orleans jazz, with its intricate three-horn counterpoint, add a hard-driving, hell-for-leather beat, shake well, and you've got Chicago-style... [ read more ]

In Memoriam – Buckwheat Zydeco

4 months agoMusic / Country : Twangville

While New Orleans has played a significant role in two of America’s greatest musical forms, jazz and blues, when you say “Louisiana music” to most people they hear the style championed by Stanley Dural, Jr., aka Buckwheat Zydeco.  Dural passed away this past weekend and it’s worth remembering the man who became the face of […]

Jazz sign Henry Sims

The Jazz have signed free agent center Henry Sims. We will assume this is a non-guaranteed deal that merely brings Sims to training camp. Sims (6-10, 248, Georgetown) has appeared in 135 NBA games over four seasons with New Orleans, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, owning career averages of 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 18.8 [...]

Doc: Pete Fountain

4 months agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Most people who grew up in the rock era viewed clarinetist Pete Fountain the same way they did Al Hirt—a bearded New Orleans traditional jazz player who turned up on lots of variety shows in the late 1960s and '70s,...        

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