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Eat, dance, and support the Lower 9th Ward Village This Friday

Tue, 05/20/14
Authored by Mark LaMaire
The Lower 9th Ward Village has been a hub of volunteer activity and neighborhood building since federal levee failures in the wake of Hurricane Katrina devastated its home neighborhood in 2005.  Now a series of unfortunate circumstances has put the future of this vital neig... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Seven Seas"

Tue, 05/20/14
Authored by George Ingmire
Tune in this week for music by the Ed Barrett Trio as well as Twangorama.  In addition to an hour of guitar-centric music on this program, we visit Bart Bell of (Crescent Sausage and Pie Company), one of the local chefs competing in the upcoming New Orleans Navy Week Cook o... Read more

Johnny Adams with George Porter Jr, Circa 1990

Mon, 05/19/14
Authored by David Stafford
In his 1998 obituary, OffBeat noted that Johnny Adams was "regarded by fans, critics and musicians throughout the world as one of the finest singers associated with New Orleans R&B and jazz". Check him out in these videos from the Lone Star Roadhouse in New York, with accom... Read more

Stanton Moore Drum Clinic Solo

Mon, 05/19/14
Authored by David Stafford
Founding member of Galactic (and Garage A Trois, Dragon Smoke, and his eponymous Trio, etc), Met'ry's own Stanton Moore is also a teacher who "travels around the world teaching New Orleans drumming, writes a regular column for drumming magazines, and releases instructional ... Read more

Hurray For The Riff Raff at Lincoln Center

Sun, 05/18/14
Authored by David Stafford
If you missed their set at Jazz Fest, check out his hour-and-ten minute performance by Hurray For The Riff Raff in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on April 3, 2014, part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook.   Read more

Essentially Ellington 2014 Winners!

Fri, 05/16/14
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
  
On May 10th, the Tucson Jazz Institute's Ellington Big Band has won Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition for the second straight year. After a packed three days of mentoring, jam sessions, and workshops, EE culminated with a fi... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for May, 2014

Fri, 05/16/14
In This Issue Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, June 14-15 Creole Tomato Festival, June 7-8 Jazz Fest in 100 Photos A Heavenly Look at Piano Night Sync Up On Video Shout Out: Chuck and Janis Rogers of Buffa's Recipe: Breau... Read more

In Memoriam: Nelson Joseph Thompson, Sr.

Thu, 05/15/14
Nelson Joseph Thompson, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in New Orleans at the age of 63. Mr. Thompson, Sr., a lifelong New Orleanian, was the Flag Boy of the White Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe and President of the Money Wasters Social Aid & Pleasure Club. Read more

Miller Mccoy Academy Marching Band

Thu, 05/15/14
Miller Mccoy Academy Marching Band on Cuttin' Class. Read more

Sync Up 2014 Videos

Thu, 05/15/14
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has released eleven videos from Sync Up 2014, with a total run time of 10+ hours. If you were too distracted by Jazz Fest to attend, here they are. The Sync Up Conference is New Orleans' top forum for entertainment industry leaders, c... Read more

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