This Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is presenting two Jazz Journey concerts celebrating the civil rights movement and the legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both concerts will take place at Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel. Admission for both events is free, and no advance registration is required.
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.