New Orleans is rich with stirring female vocalists these days and here's a new one to add to the list-- Miss MEC released her first solo EP, So Damn True, in December. Miss MEC, also known as Michelle Cunningham, has a voice well-suited for the 1950s and '60s-inspired music she reaches into.
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.
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.
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.
Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns have done it again on their latest, Bad Kids Club, led by Lake's powerful, passionate voice. Lake and her band got their start playing on Royal Street, then moved into the clubs, and now frequently tour Europe, performing in front of sold-out audiences.