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Professor Longhair 'Big Chief'

Fri, 02/17/17
Professor Longhair performs 'Big Chief' at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival. So good. Happy Mardi Gras! Read more

5 things to know for 2/17-2/23

Fri, 02/17/17
1) Carnival is in full swing this weekend! Cork, Oshun, and Cleopatra roll today and plenty more is happening Uptown, downtown, and elsewhere on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the parade schedule here. New Orleans is also hosting the NBA All-Star Game this weekend so, uh...... Read more

Video: "Da Wright Way" Brass Band on Cuttin' Class

Thu, 02/16/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
We were pleased to welcome the students of Sophie B. Wright High School's "Da Wright Way" Brass Band for the February edition of Cuttin' Class earlier today! This band, led by director Mr. Barnes, returned to Cuttin' Class after nearly four years just before a busy Carniva... Read more

Sophie B Wright’s “Da Wright Way" Brass Band on Cuttin' Class

Thu, 02/16/17
Sophie B Wright’s “Da Wright Way" Brass Band, 2/16/2017 Read more

5 years of Grammy Award winners from New Orleans

Thu, 02/16/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Louisiana native artists are no strangers when it comes to the Grammy Awards. The recent 59th Annual Grammy Awards also had a fair showing of Louisiana artists, most notably, Bobby Rush’s win for Best Traditional Blues Album with Porcupine Meat. Here is a look back at some ... Read more

Closeup: Tank & the Bangas

Wed, 02/15/17
Happy to announce our upcoming feature on Tank & the Bangas! This rising group was founded at an open mic set in 2011 and hasn't slowed down since. Leader Tarriona "Tank" Ball is an accomplished spoken-word performer who integrates poetry slam style and art into the Bangas ... Read more

"Da Wright Way" Brass Band on Cuttin' Class today at noon

Tue, 02/14/17

New music spotlight: Organic Trio

Tue, 02/14/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Acclaimed guitar-virtuoso Brian Seeger and his immensely talented group, Organic Trio, released their sophomore follow-up entitled Saturn’s Spell. Seeger, who holds the Alvin “Red” Tyler Professorship at UNO’s Jazz Studies Program, is joined by Jean-Yves Jung (France) on or... Read more

Bobby Rush wins 'Best Traditional Blues Album' Grammy Award

Mon, 02/13/17
Congratulations to Bobby Rush, winner of a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album for his latest Porcupine Meat! Rush is a native of Homer, Louisiana who has been nominated for a Grammy Award three other times. This year marks his first win. Rush is not your ty... Read more

Morning Set Playlist 02/13/17

Mon, 02/13/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    People Get Ready    Reuben Wilson / Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie / Grant Green Jr.    06:13    The Godfathers Of Groove 2    Hickory Wind    Regina Carter    04:37    Southern Comfort 3    Stormy Monday Blues    Johnny 'Hammond' Smith    04:38    The Stinger Meets The Golden... Read more

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