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From South Africa to New Orleans: A Wide-Ranging Season From Apollo Theater

The Apollo Theater's 2014-15 season will include the third annual Africa Now! festival and a performance by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - "Remember When"

By Richard K. Barry The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is at the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival next week, and I might just have to check them out. Weaving funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz style. Oh yeah. Because in New Orleans brass bands are a thing..

This Game Of Thrones Theme Song Cover Will Jazz Up Your Life!

When worlds collide in Game of Thrones, it usually means everyone but Littlefinger is going to die. But when worlds collide among GoT fans, you really get something special! New Orleans' own Swamp Donkeys decided to jazz up the HBO megahit's theme song in honor of their favorite character, and it is epically finger-snapping, toe-tapping, and head-crushing! Wait, [...]

In Which The Game of Thrones Theme Song Gets A New Orleans Jazz Cover [VIDEO] - In the game of trombones, you swing or you die.

3 weeks agoOdd : Geekosystem

We're all pretty sad about Game of Thrones leaving us for another year, but if this doesn't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will. Give it up for the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys.

New Orleans jazz rendition of Game of Thrones

4 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys play a rousing old-timey jazz rendition of The Game Of Thrones Theme.

Jazz Version Of The Game Of Thrones Theme

4 weeks agoOdd : Geekologie

Note: Start your volume low, it's loud. This is a jazz version of the Game of Thrones theme as performed by the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys at BB King's Blues Club in New York City. I am into it. But, FULL DISCLOSURE: I've always liked the Game of Thrones theme AND jazz music, so it was a double whammy for me. Show More Summary

Game of Jazz

New Orleans Dixieland jazz band Swamp Donkeys performs the most upbeat version of Ramin Djawadi imposing Game of Thrones theme song we’ve ever heard. Perhaps it’ll come in handy for jazz funerals.

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Perform an Old-Fashioned Jazz Cover of the ‘Game of Thrones’ Theme Song

4 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, a traditional jass band, performed an amazing old-fashioned jazz cover of the Game of Thrones theme song on June 9th, 2013 at the BB King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

The Game of Thrones Theme as Old-Timey Jazz Is Catchy, Danceable, and Great

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys describe themselves as a “traditional jass band.” On June 9, they played the B.B. King’s Blues Club in Times Square, and gave their old-timey spin to the Game of Thrones theme song. Much as I enjoyed the smooth jazz version, this one wins in a walk. (Via Reddit.)

Hear An Amazing ‘Game Of Thrones’ Theme Cover By A New Orleans Jazz Band

TheSwampDonkeys areawonderfullynamedNewOrleans-basedgroupthatspecializein“traditionaljazz,blues,jassoriginals,vaudeville,modernjazzadaptations,andmanyotherjazzandNewOrleans-derivedstyles,”includinglivelyrenditionsofthemesongsfromveryviolentHBOseries.HavealistentotheirrecentGameofThrones...Show More Summary

Are Music Festivals Killing the Live Music Venue Vibe?

It's just about summertime (officially), which means we're right in the middle of music-festival season. South by Southwest, Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Fest have come and gone, but mega festivals like Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and...Show More Summary

11 Music Festivals You Can't Miss This Summer

The behemoths of the music festival season — Coachella, SXSW, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival — have passed. Before you toss your flower crown into the compost pile, consider that the best of the summer music festival lineup is yet to come. Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: Shlohmo at the Republic New Orleans, 5/15

All the Jazz Fest hoopla has subsided. The residents of New Orleans have funked and danced until their behinds couldn’t shake anymore, and it’s time to just chill. Thursday at the Republic, lo-fi producer Henry Laufer, better known to...Show More Summary

CBS Adds The Odd Couple, NCIS Spinoff

Sources confirmed CBS's pickups today, and the five dramas and two comedies joining the network are: NCIS: New Orleans, a spin-off starring Scott Bakula (and jazz, presumably). Madam Secretary, the Morgan Freeman–produced drama about a female secretary of state, played by Téa Leoni. (Script is by Homeland writer Barbara Hall.)... More »

R.I.P. Big Chief Larry Bannock

A version of this obituary appeared earlier in the New Orleans Advocate. The top two photos are from the Jazz Fest in 2014. The others are from 2010. —Ed. Big Chief Larry Bannock of the Golden Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indian tribe passed away on April 30, 2014. He was 66. The cause of death was […] The post R.I.P. Big Chief Larry Bannock appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD Live: Jazz Fest, the Second Weekend

The general consensus was the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was one for the record books. Mostly clear skies, low humidity, cooler than usual temperatures (at least Thursday and Friday) and no rain made for ideal conditions. Show More Summary

Charlie Dennard’s From Brazil to New Orleans out today, 5/6

Hot on the heels of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s celebration of the music of Brazil, comes the release of the keyboardist’s stunning new album, which features music paying tribute to several under recognized Brazilian composers and placing them squarely in New Orleans’ multicultural landscape. Show More Summary

Christina Aguilera & Her Tiny Baby Bump Give A Show-Stopping Performance At Jazz Fest!! See The Vids HERE!

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

AWWW!! This is just TOO adorable! Christina Aguilera performed at this weekend's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and she was AH-Mazing per usual! But what we loved the most was the fact that she highlighted one of her best accessories during her performance… Her teeny baby bump!! The Voice judge, who is soon to be [...]

PayPal Parts Ways With Exec After Twitter Abuse

It's one way to leave a job: PayPal's director of global strategy is no longer with the company after a late-night flood of sweary, misspelled tweets directed at fellow execs. Rocky Agrawal was at Jazz Fest in New Orleans when the stream of tweets like "People who should be fire...

Bump Watch: Christina Aguilera Rocks the New Orleans Jazz Festival

2 months agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

Mamas to be Rock! Didn't you know? And if you didn't you haven't seen the photos of a very pregnant Christina Aguilera rocking it out, energetically while headlining at the New Orleans Jazz Festival this weekend, Friday May 2. She covered...Show More Summary

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