By popular request, the deadline has been extended for you to join us for year #2 of the fun new marching krewe, rolling again as part of the KreweDelusion parade on Saturday, January 31, 2015, following Krewe du Vieux.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is accepting applications for food vendors and crafts vendors at the 2015 Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. The festival takes place March 21-22 in Armstrong Park. Admission is free. Click through for links to application forms.
While the performance speaks for itself, I can't really tell you much about the provenance of this video; if you know, leave a comment. The YouTube poster tersely notes that it's from 1961 but provides no other details.
My first show of the year, on Saturday morning January 3, 2015 will feature traditional jazz named for various New Orleans places, like Mahogany Hall Stomp. I will discuss these places and how some of them influenced the jazz we listen to today.
"This is a New Orleans Christmas song," says Paul Sanchez, "Which means it involves drinking...." Here's "I Got Drunk This Christmas," which appeared on the Red Beans and Ricely Yours CD/DVD project, recorded live at Papa Roux’