Does your middle or high school have a “brass band”? If not, could you put one together quickly? It could be worth your while. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will donate instruments to the top three schools that compete in a new program called “Class Got Brass? A Louisiana School Brass Band Competition.”
Whether you’re doing the Mississippi Slow Drag or the New Orleans Shuffle, you’re in the right place. During this program, we’ll be exploring music from the 1920s, when Blues and Jazz were musically closer, and then continue on into the 30s and 40s where they grew into more distinctive forms.
Louisiana Music Factory celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, February 25th. The record store that has become a destination for music lovers from New Orleans and around the world hosted six hours of in-store performances to a full house of fans.
St. Anna’s Episcopal Church Presents
A Night of Soulful Sound
Saturday, February 25th 7pm
St Anna’s Episcopal Church
1313 Esplanade Ave New Orleans The Promised Land Players
Uplifting Spirituals from the African-American Folk Tradition The Tremé Chorus
Gina Forsyth’s album, Promised Land, released locally in December and nationally in February has been hitting the top of the charts. A notable achievement, the title song from the CD reached #1 on the Folk DJ list for January and the CD ended the month at #3. Come out and see Gina on the 17th!
One often hears the phrase: “New Orleans: the birthplace of jazz” and there’s a plenty of reasons that support that. What sometimes gets lost in all of it is the ongoing jazz scene in the city, from brass ensembles to more progressive forms.
Beads, spears, footballs and frisbees flew off the 19 floats rolling through Chalmette and into the ready hands of spunky parade goers who braved a stiff breeze and bone chilling cold to catch the bounty, have some fun and work their winter look at the Knights of Nemesis' 7th annual parade Saturday. St.