Lots of great new videos out from New Orleans artists this week! The latest
comes from John Papa Gros and his song 'Cocaine and Chicken Fricassée.'
The song collects narratives from Papa Grows Funk’s long-running Monday
night residency at the Maple Leaf. Gros offers that t...
1) The Midcity Bayou Boogaloo returns to Bayou St. John this
weekend. Scheduled performers include Jon Cleary, Zigaboo Modeliste, Tank &
the Bangas, The Deslondes, and New Breed Brass Band. Check out the full
2) Two second line parades will hit the streets on ...
Happy festival season to all! Last summer I had the opportunity to
attend a number of festivals outside of New Orleans and shared those
experiences here. I hope to do the same this summer and am happy to announce
that next week I will be attending my second DelFest. Del...
The 2017 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz &
Heritage Foundation, happens in Armstrong Park on Saturday, June 24 and
Sunday, June 25. Get your dancing shoes on and clear out that stomach
because there's some hot tunes and good eats.
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, 69, is one of the last blues musicians known for what is
labeled "the Bentonia sound" made most famous by Skip James. He is also the
proprietor of one of the oldest juke joints in Mississippi, the Blue Front in
Bentonia (population 440). In the mid-2000...
The historic Dew Drop Jazz Hall in Mandeville has hosted another stellar
spring lineup this season. Check out The Smoking Time Jazz Club performing
'Dear Old Southland' there in April below. One more date remains in the Dew
Drop's spring schedule-- you can catch the Hot Clu...
The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from Marrero Middle School Mustang Brass Band
joined us in the studio for the May edition of Cuttin' Class earlier today!
Check out these young musicians below, along with a short interview with
their band director, Jeremy Williams, and two of ...
Tipitina's is running its Free Fridays concert series with another stellar
lineup again this summer. Shows are free (21+ only) but make sure to spend
freely, too, as proceeds from drink and merchandise sales go to benefit the
Here's the schedule as ...
A week has drifted by since the 2017 Jazz and Heritage festival. A
10-day musical interlude that derails most New Orleanians into a whirlwind of
music, so getting back to the usual work week takes a little bit of time.
One of the highlights of Jaz...
While he is not busy filling “the void of jazz music to students” of all
ages, saxophonist Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson has teamed up with Mark Rapp
(trumpet), David Ellington (organ), and Chris Burroughs (drums) for this
swinging and energetic released Natural History. The Br...