By Valaida Fullwood, Charlotte Contributor Music Camp Gives Youth A New Way to Play Over the Summer Charlotte, NC — American jazz aficionado and tuba player, Allan Jaffe once said, “New Orleans is the only place I know of where you ask...Show More Summary
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band was founded over 50 years ago to promote traditional New Orleans jazz, and it’s done so admirably ever since. This summer, though, the group is set to release its first album ever of entirely new compositions. Show More Summary
James Booker Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker Lilly Keeber 2013 Ask jazz fans outside of New Orleans if they have heard of James Booker and most will lean back, rub their chin and say they know they have heard the name. Show More Summary
True Family is a documentary about the power of music over adversity. Free spirited singer Meschiya Lake returns to New Orleans, a shadow of the city she once knew, expressing her own re-birth through jazz. The rebuilding of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina and Meschiya’s journey unfold in parallel. http://youtu.be/b7nW_oXWb7E Here’s some live music in [...]
The Basses of Our Music Photographs by William Carter, 1971-1985 Listen to bassist Pops Foster with the Luis Russell Orchestra from 1929, playing "Jersey Lightning." Also on this record are New Orleans men Henry "Red" Allen, Albert Nicholas and Paul Barbarin. Show More Summary
The New Orleans Police Department is currently asking for public assistance in locating this beauteous statue of a pig in a chef's outfit holding an Eat More Crawfish sign. It was stolen on the morning of May 1 during Jazz...
The Wednesday at the Square series continues today with an appearance by the homegrown multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. “West Bank” Mike Doussan opens the show at 5 PM. As the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wound down, I debated where I would spend the final hour and a half. There used to be no [...] Advertise here with BSA
http://www.jambase.com/Articles/118546/Video-Anders-Osborne-and-Luther-Dickinson-Easy-Money-Franklin’s-Tower This rather grooves nicely.... Luther Dickinson sitting in with Anders Osborne and band at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Creole Trombone:Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz John McCusker University Press of Mississippi 2012: Jackson MS Ed ‘Kid’ Ory was a pioneering New Orleans musician who was associated with some of the most important artists of the new jazz music of the early part of the 20th Century including Buddy Bolden, King Oliver and Louis Armstrong. Show More Summary
Over the years we’ve shown off the impressive audio and video handiwork of Funk It Blog’s Randy Bayers. Bayers headed to the Crescent City for Jazz Fest and wound up catching 29 bands in five nights, and that doesn’t even include the time he spent at the actual Fairgrounds. Show More Summary
The New Orleans Jazz Festival is a force to be reckoned with—a fact we learned firsthand attending this year's 44th annual fest in the pouring rain. It was still awesome.
While folks come to New Orleans's Jazz Festival for the music, there's no argument that they stay for the snacks, which have become the stuff of legend over the course of Jazzfest's storied 43 year history.
More rain, some of the coldest days ever experienced at the Fairgrounds, an inexplicable late opening, and schedule adjustment couldn’t come close to dampening the spirits of hundreds of thousands of festers. Here’s a look back at the second weekend of the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. After a week of wet weather, [...] Advertise here with BSA
This fact may be hard to believe, but throughout their long and storied career the Preservation Hall Jazz Band have never released a studio album consisting entirely of their own original compositions. The legendary New Orleans act will change all that come July 9, with the release of That’s It! via Sony Legacy. Show More Summary
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has wrapped for the 44th year, but the music's still ringing across. Trombone Shorty and Aaron Neville closed...
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The overflow crowd inside the Jazz Tent at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival rose to its feet as soon as it heard the rubbery acoustic bass figure that opens the credits for every episode to HBO’s Treme. It’s the introduction to “Treme Song,” written and sung by John Boutte, who was standing by on stage. Show More Summary
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival came to a close on Sunday, rounding out its second weekend this year with performances from legendary musicians and new talents alike.
Yesterday, Phish keyboardist Page McConnell performed at the Fairgrounds in New Orleans with The Meter Men as part of the final day of Jazz Fest. Portions of McConnell and The Meter Men’s set, which focused on Meters material, was aired...Show More Summary
For the past two weekends the Crescent City has played host to the annual New Orlean’s Jazz & Heritage Festival. During their first-weekend set, Calexico paid tribute to one of New Orleans’ native sons – the severely under-appreciated Bobby Charles. Show More Summary