This had to be one of the best Mardi Gras Parties ever --- Society of Saint Anne simply hit all the high notes and nothing was in a minor key!!! And the international flavor was absolutely spectacular meeting people from Japan, China, France, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Canada, and on and on.
I have been hosting the Overnight Jazz Show for several months every Thursday from 3-6am Nawlins time. It is a Jazz show mostly contemporary but not limited to that, often trending to the Afro Beat and Jam Band Genre. I like to feature a theme or artist or several throughout the show. I do take requests and focus on a majority of the music from VINYL hence the "SPIN CYCLE".
New Orleans, January 2013: Welcome to my kind of King Cake Party! We could talk from Epiphany to Mardi Gras about king cakes and la galette des rois, and stuff you find inside; however, I prefer a discourse on drinking one’s way through Louisiana’s epic culture.
While those of you in New Orleans are dealing with all the fun that comes with Super Bowl, I will be in Memphis (most likely freezing) and participating in the Blues Society's International Blues Challenge.
A great thing about being a New Orleanian in New York City is the steady stream of familiar faces you get to see, whether just passing through or here for a while. The Crescent City and the Big Apple cross-pollinate quite a bit, especially within the music community. Both musicians and their fans seem to dig each other’s scenes and frequent them often. How could they not?
There will be a group sale happening on Saturday, January 19 from 9 AM until 4:30 PM to benefit One World Family International Non-Profit Organization. For sale will be an amazing collection of clothing from Thailand, handmade jewelry from Angee Jackson (owner of Miette Boutique on Magazine Street), boxes of vinyl records (jazz, reggae, world music, rock/pop), hundreds of jazz CD's, d