Traditional jazz is alive and well in today's New Orleans, and Charlie Halloran & the Quality 6 are some of the top purveyors. Released in November, their self-titled album is deeply steeped in tradition and that special New Orleans sound.
Painted Honey formed in 2014 out of New Orleans' 9th Ward. They recently released their first album, Turquoise Roads. Creating a visceral landscape of sound, writer and visionary MaeDea weaves the heartbeats of two influential cities.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is offering up to three fellowships to support researchers who want to either use or contribute to their extensive archival materials. Applications are open now. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2016.