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Video: John Boutte - La Vie en Rose / A Change Is Gonna Come

Thu, 06/17/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Here's an excerpt from a John Boutte concert that we streamed live from the New Orleans Jazz Museum on January 15, 2021. This performance was part of the Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival. Boutte gives us his take on Edith Piaf and Sam Cooke classics. Read more

Jazz & Heritage Community Partnership Grant applications for 2021-22 due Aug. 13

Wed, 06/16/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation - the nonprofit that owns Jazz Fest - is now accepting applications in five categories of the Community Partnership Grants program for the 2021-2022 grant cycle. Since 1979, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation has invested proceeds from... Read more

2021 French Quarter Fest will be a 3-day event, partial lineup announced

Tue, 06/15/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
This morning, French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), the nonprofit organization that produces French Quarter Fest, announced that the 2021 festival will be scaled back one day from their originally planned dates. This year, French Quarter Fest will take place Thursday, Sept... Read more

Happy Pride, New Orleans!

Mon, 06/14/21
New Orleans homes are dressed for Pride Month! Check out these wonderfully creative house floats that commemorate and celebrate the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. Read more

World Journey

Sat, 06/12/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 An tan mango Ti-Coca & Wanga-Nègès 03:30 Haiti Colibri 2021/6/12 15:54:37 2 cumbia de luna el combo loco 02:45 the afrosound of colombia vol. 2 2021/6/12 16:00:55 3 Dénikeleni - Aicha Koné 04:13 African Pearls: Cote D'ivoire - West African Crossroads 2021/6/12 16:03:56 4 L... Read more

Rhythm Room 06/11/21

Sat, 06/12/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Jellybread Booker T. & The MG's 02:31 Soul Dressing 2 You Are Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions 04:07 2020 - The Gospel Sessions Vol. 4 3 I'm Gonna Get There Creative Source 02:24 Migration 4 Top Ten Gregory Isaacs 03:24 Cool Ruler Come Again 5 Ready Or Not Here I Come (... Read more

Video: George Porter, Jr. back at the Maple Leaf

Fri, 06/11/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
George Porter, Jr. has long held court with his trio on Monday nights at the Maple Leaf Bar. More than 14 months of Monday night silence was broken on June 7, 2021. The band performed two sets, with plans for many more to come each Monday in 2021! Read more

2021 Satchmo SummerFest lineup announced

Thu, 06/10/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Satchmo SummerFest is returning as a live, in-person event July 31-August 1 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum! The young musicians of the Roots of Music will usher in the celebration with a special block party performance Saturday morning. On Sunday, Kermit Ruffins will close... Read more

Video: Outdoor Concerts in New Orleans, Spring 2021

Wed, 06/09/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
More from a beautiful New Orleans spring! This is a small taste of a few more of the outdoor concerts that have happened throughout the city over the last few months. Musicians featured in this video include Aaron Fletcher, Jesse McBride, Lieff Kapilian, Pat Casey, Judith O... Read more

Rhythm Room 06/04/21

Sat, 06/05/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Hot Fun in the Summertime Freddy Robinson 02:56 Hot Fun in the Summertime 2 Just A Little More Faith The Chambers Brothers 02:26 Soulful Gospel-Vocal Groups 1 3 You Got To Serve Somebody Pops Staples 04:38 Father Father 4 That's How Strong My Love Is Candi Staton 03:26 Cand... Read more

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