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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2018

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Yes, Virginia, there is jazz at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. From it's inception in 1970, George Wein, mastermind of the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival, created a festival that was indigenous with New Orleans. Whether it was the music, food, arts and crafts everything was New Orleans. That first year ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Way Down In Louisiana

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Way Down In Louisiana
Todd Mouton
302 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1-935754-73-2
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
2015

Of all the states which comprise America, Louisiana is one of the most diverse when it comes to acculturation, specifically when applied to music. With the convergence of Spanish, French, and ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Simi Valley Cajun-Blues Festival 2014 Announces Headliners

Simi Valley Cajun-Blues Festival 2014 Announces Headliners

The 25th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival will rock once again at Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25, at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., in Simi Valley. The event features two full stages for each of its musical genres. Music will proceed non-stop each day from 12 noon until 7:30 p.m. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform at Sellersville (PA) Theater

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform at Sellersville (PA) Theater

Grammy Award-winning American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat" Dural Jr. - along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco - is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. Buckwheat Zydeco will perform at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Friday, August 3, 2012. Their latest release (and Alligator Records debut) is the Grammy Award-winning CD, Lay Your Burden Down. ...

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Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Camden, NJ

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Camden, NJ

"Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of dynamics...propulsive rhythms, incendiary performances." — The New York Times Grammy Award-winning American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat" Dural Jr. - along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco - is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in New Hope March 1

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in New Hope March 1

Grammy Award-winning American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat" Dural Jr.—along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco—is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. Buckwheat Zydeco will perform at The New Hope Winery in New Hope on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Their latest release (and Alligator Records debut) is the Grammy Award-winning CD, Lay Your Burden Down. This is ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Grammy Award Winning Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Wilmington

Grammy Award Winning Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Wilmington

Grammy Award-winning American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat" Dural Jr.—along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco—is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. Buckwheat Zydeco will perform at World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington on Monday, February 27, 2012. Their latest release (and Alligator Records debut) is the Grammy Award-winning CD, Lay Your Burden Down. This ...

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Grammy Award-Winning Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Arden

"Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of dynamics...propulsive rhythms, incendiary performances."—The New York Times

Grammy Award-winning American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat" Dural Jr.—along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco—is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. Buckwheat Zydeco will perform ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Sellersville (PA) & Bordentown (NJ)

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Sellersville (PA) & Bordentown (NJ)

"Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of dynamics...propulsive rhythms, incendiary performances."—The New York Times Grammy Award-winning American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat" Dural Jr.—along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco—is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. Buckwheat Zydeco is on tour ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Jacqui Sutton: Billie & Dolly

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Jacqui Sutton and The Frontier Orchestra

Billie & Dolly

Toy Blue Typewriter Productions

2010

Heaven knows that contemporary jazz vocals could use a shot of sense-of-humor. The scene hosts a legion of earnest singers paying tribute to their idols, firebrands intent on extending the already stretched-taut realms of scat and ...