Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

The Selvy Singers

Sun, 04/28/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Selvy Singers are a family gospel-singing group organized by their parents, Reverend Jesse Selvy Jr. and their mother Johnnie Selvyin 1988. For 24 years, they have been performing in the gospel music internationally. In addition to their Jazz Fest appearance, the Selvy S... Read more

Native American Street Art Pop Up

Sun, 04/28/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
In the midst of the Cultural Exchange Pavillion a temporary wall was constructed and painted white as the giant canvas for Thomas "Breeze" Marcus and Douglas Miles - Native American street artists from Phoenix, AZ. These artists will be at the fest both weekends, working ... Read more

John McCusker, author of Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

Sun, 04/28/13
Authored by David Stafford
John McCusker, author of Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz, stopped by the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage for an interview during Jazz Fest this afternoon. Lucien Barbarin, who tours internationally with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and with Harry ... Read more

Jazz Fest All Booted Up

Sun, 04/28/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
After this morning's rainfall, the weather out here has already turned warm, fresh and beautiful! Dedicated Jazz Festers showed up this morning wearing a fantastic showcase of boots, sandals, crocs and other soggy weather attire. Here's a smattering captured during a quick ... Read more

Food of the Day: Pheasant, Quail & Andouille Gumbo

Sun, 04/28/13
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day today: Pheasant, Quail & Andouille Gumbo It's not as photogenic as Crawfish Sacks or Soft Shell Po-Boys, but it's really, REALLY delicious. A member of the Jazz Fest Forum st nojazzfest.com, with the handle HotBrownGravy, posted this recipe for Jazz Fest ... Read more

Electronic Power Drop Lets Voices Rise

Sun, 04/28/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
A memorable Jazz Fest moment took place on the Cultural Exchange Pavillion Tent yesterday when A Tribe Called Red, a trio of DJs from Ottowa Canada, had the music pumping - and the crowd dancing - so hard the sound went out. The crowd kept up the energy for a few mintues, b... Read more

Today at Jazz Fest

Sun, 04/28/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here are a few things of note happening today at Jazz Fest: Interview: John McCusker’s Creole Trombone: Kid Ory with Lucien Barbarin, 1:15 - 2:00 on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, inside the grandstand Parades 12:10 Ninth Ward Hunters and Ninth Ward Navajo Mardi Gra... Read more

Magary Lord

Sat, 04/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
Magary Lord has developed a huge fan base in Salvador de Bahia, on the northeast coast of Brazil, with a new sound rooted in Angola, Africa: Black Semba. He's also been an active participant in Carnival (see the video below). Magary Lord today on the Jazz & Heritage Stage: ... Read more

John Boutte on the Food Heritage Stage

Sat, 04/27/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
John Boutte performing at Jazz Fest is a given, but this year he stepped up to stage you might not expect: the Food Heritage Stage in the Grandstand. That's right, John donned an apron, put on a cap, and picked up some stirring spoons for WWOZ! John prepared his Down in the... Read more

Herlin Riley

Sat, 04/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
Legendary jazz drummer and native New Orleanian Herlin Riley stopped by the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage for an interview during Jazz Fest this afternoon. Riley is often featured on Jazz at Lincoln Center, and has played with a Wynton Marsalis, Doctor John, Harry Conn... Read more

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