My jazz education involved mostly artists who played instruments, not vocalists. There were really only three vocalists who were deemed by my mentor to be worthy of intense study: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan.
Drew Landry says it "isn't about me", it's about a song and a benefit. It's about saving South Louisiana and the Gulf Coast from washing away. It's about standing up for the people that are the real America, not the greed that leeches the life from the land. It's about getting his message out to the world.
We'll be talking in studio today with the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey about their journey from Tulsa, Oklahoma to become one of the cutting edge groups in contemporary jazz. If you caught them yesterday for their in store appearance at the Louisiana Music Factory or last night's gig at the Blue Nile, you know you'll be in for a treat.
Join me Monday, August 30th on Jazz from the French Market as we look back on the musical presence of Clyde Kerr Jr. who passed away several weeks ago. We'll talk in-studio with Jonathan Bloom, Education Coordinator for the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz at Loyola University, about the musical education legacy of Mr. Kerr. We'll hear from Mr.
This Sunday, on a certain 5 year anniversary, we will spend very little time reflecting on why most of us had to leave. Instead, we will focus on the reasons that the vast majority of us returned.
Join us for two hours of acoustic blues, authentic country and American folk music about New Orleans, rain and the joys of South Louisiana.
In observance of the anniversary of Katrina, New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians are having events all around town this weekend. These are the ones that I know of, I'm sure there are more.
CALLING OUT ALL INDIANS !!