Carnival is here again! The annual kickoff to the official Carnival season, Twelfth Night (also known as Epiphany), is January 6 and a number of public events are happening around New Orleans to celebrate its arrival.
Lafayette Cajun band T' Monde ("little world" or "little people") plays old fashioned music ranging from the early 1900's to present day. Here they perform "Tracasse Pas" on KRVS Local Produce Live. Members include Drew Simon (accordion/vocals), Kelli Jones-Savoy (fiddle/vocals) and Megan Brown (guitar/vocals).
Talk That Music Talk: Passing on Brass Band Music in New Orleans the Traditional Way is an important addition to the existing scholarship on jazz traditions in the Crescent City. It covers a relatively niche topic, but it dives deep to tell a rich story of how musical and cultural traditions are passed down to the next generation.
Many artists claim to be genre-defying but end up actually fitting pretty neatly into one or two well-defined and easily identifiable categories. Stoop Kids and their release Already Out of Time, is not one of those.
Auditions for the spring semester of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free music program will be held Saturday, January 9 from 10a-12p. Auditions for the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music will be taking place at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center located at 1205 N. Rampart St.
Bluesman Taj Mahal does "Good Morning Ms. Brown" rolling down Burgundy Street and around the French Quarter in recently released edition of Bloody Sunday Sessions. The performance was filmed in March 2014.