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Talk That Music Talk

Sat, 01/02/16
Authored by Nita Ketner
Talk That Music Talk: Passing on Brass Band Music in New Orleans the Traditional Way is an important addition to the existing scholarship on jazz traditions in the Crescent City. It covers a relatively niche topic, but it dives deep to tell a rich story of how musical and c... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/1/16

Fri, 01/01/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Sweet Georgia Bround Featuring Dr Michael White To Be Continued Brass Band 04:35 To Be Continued 2016/1/1 22:01:48 2 Who Is He Andrea Vereen & The St. Marks Choir 04:26 Oh, ... Read more

Morning Set playlist 1/1/16

Fri, 01/01/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 I Remember Clifford Lee Morgan 07:09 The Best Of Lee Morgan [Bonus Tracks] 2016/1/1 06:01:15 2 Moon River Akua Dixon 05:19 Akua Dixon 2016/1/1 06:08:59 3 Next Stop Soweto Dollar Brand 03:49 Dollar Brand at SABC 1970... Read more

New Year's Eve

Wed, 12/30/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
There are always lots of great live music options on New Year's Eve. See the full listings across New Orleans on our online Livewire Music Calendar. Here are a few of my picks for shows that are sure to ring in your 2016 full of good times and style. Read more

Dizzy Gillespie, "Improvisation & Blues" at Monterey, 1975

Wed, 12/30/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, featuring Cal Tjader on vibes, does "Improvisation & Blues" at the 18th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival in 1975.  Read more

New music spotlight: Stoop Kids

Tue, 12/29/15
Many artists claim to be genre-defying but end up actually fitting pretty neatly into one or two well-defined and easily identifiable categories. Stoop Kids and their release Already Out of Time, is not one of those. This five-piece band added the tags hiphop, pop, psychede... Read more

Audition for Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Free Music School

Mon, 12/28/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Auditions for the spring semester of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free music program will be held Saturday, January 9 from 10a-12p. Auditions for the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music will be taking place at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center loca... Read more

Taj Mahal, "Good Morning Ms. Brown"

Mon, 12/28/15
Authored by David Stafford
Bluesman Taj Mahal does "Good Morning Ms. Brown" rolling down Burgundy Street and around the French Quarter in recently released edition of Bloody Sunday Sessions. The performance was filmed in March 2014.  So named because bloody marys helped generate the idea, Bloody Sund... Read more

New music spotlight: Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns

Mon, 12/28/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns have done it again on their latest, Bad Kids Club, led by Lake's powerful, passionate voice. Lake and her band got their start playing on Royal Street, then moved into the clubs, and now frequently tour Europe, performing in front of sol... Read more

Spirits of Congo Square Playlist 12/27/15

Sun, 12/27/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Reggae Recipe Desmond Dekker 03:06 Rockin' Steady 2015/12/27 20:02:30 2 Tom Hark Millie Small 01:37 My Boy Lollipop 2015/12/27 20:05:49 3 Oil in my lamp Er... Read more

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