With the weather still boiling and New Orleans hitting its downtime between summer festivals and tourist season, many of us are spending more time indoors in the air conditioning. Make your time productive by taking one of these free online courses:
August is museum month in New Orleans, which means if you're a member of one participating museum or cultural center, you and a guest can both receive free admission to any of the participating locations in August. Many are also offering membership discounts and special events.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free music school, the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, is accepting new students ages 10 to 17. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 12, 10a, at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. It's free, and open to students ages 10 to 17 from throughout the greater New Orleans region. The Foundation will also hold auditions for two new programs: the Jazz & Heritage All-City Big Band and the Jazz & Heritage Brass Band.
The Anders Osborne Band with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (and Johnny Sansone) rock the WWOZ stage at the 2012 Voodoo Music Experience. This track, "They Don't Know," comes from their 2002 collaboration Bury The Hatchet.
Jon Cleary's new album, Go Go Juice, is out this Friday, August 14. Recorded at Dockside Studios in rural Maurice, Louisiana, and finished at Cleary's own spot in the Bywater, the record is a great snapshot of the funky and soulful side of the Crescent City today.
On Breathless (2015), Terence Blanchard serves up "a sound different from the left-center jazz quintet he leads: something overtly funky, with electric bass and guitar and processing and human voices and dance grooves." The recording, three songs from which you can hear in the Tiny Desk Concert video below, is a "commentary on the treatment of minorities by American law enforcement, in