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Scott Detweiler

Scott Detweiler is an American artist, born and raised in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Over the course of his 30 (thirty) year career, his catalog of albums has chronicled his evolution into a highly unique composer/performer, blending the styles of funk, jazz, blues, gospel & soul. His lyrics tell imaginatively woven stories that follow in the grand tradition of southern writers and classic lyricists. He is a true son of the rich musical climate and one-of-a-kind culture that is the Crescent City. It is these influences that are in the soul of his creations and evident in his live performances, whether solo, in chamber group or backed by his New Orleans Jazz Funksemble. Detweiler is a charismatic entertainer with a unique ability to touch his audience, whether it be in the intimate setting of a small jazz club, through the lens of a camera or on the concert stage of an arena

Take Five with Maria Muldaur

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About Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur is best known for “Midnight At The Oasis," though she has toured extensively worldwide for over four decades, and has released 41 albums covering all stripes of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band, as well as several award-winning children's albums. Often joining forces with other ...

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Unforgettable: Nat King Cole at 100

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Few cities in the U.S. have musical traditions so strong and varied as Chicago's. Although cases can be made for other cities--jny: New Orleans, jny: Detroit, New York, jny: Philadelphia, jny: Los Angeles, and jny: Memphis come to mind--in no other city is the range and depth of musical expression so strong as in Chi-Town. Other ...

Hansen's Garden District Band

The Garden District Band (Trio to Hot-Groove Nine) performs original compositions (instrumental and with lyrics) along with selections from the Great American songbook, classic standards, very old New Orleans traditional jazz, big band hits, bebop, Latin/Jazz to funky New Orleans street beat or second line songs in a very creative and highly improvised setting. The band performs instrumental and with vocals. Band members include (and have included) professional musicians from varying ethnic and origin backgrounds including African American, American, Brazilian, British, Canadian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican and South American citizens and include or have included male and female performers. Since 2006, over twelve years, Hansen has produced, recorded, mixed, mastered and released ten albums (CD/digital recordings) that are distributed and sold world-wide through CDBaby and digital partners that include Amazon music, iTunes and almost every digital music outlet

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Renato Podestà

Born in Piacenza on August 7 1980, Renato Podestà started playing piano at age 8 and took up guitar at 12 years old, enamored by the first blues records he heard. He has performed, live and in the recording studio, with Umberto Petrin, Hetty Kate, Tricia Boutté, Kay Foster Jackson, Shanna Waterstown, Mattia Cigalini, Alfredo Ferrario, Massimo Greco, Sandro Gibellini, Beppe Di Benedetto, Gianluca Di Ienno, Marco Micheli, Michael Supnick and Stefania Rava, and with pop artists Renzo Arbore and Nina Zilli. In 2008 he cofounded the progressive swing band Sugarpie and the Candymen, where he has been working as a guitar player, arranger and vocalist

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Anthony Jefferson

Anthony Jefferson is a person who cares about music, people, and animals. He wants to make a difference in the world and live life to the fullest. The New Orleans native, began singing in his childhood, in an environment rich in: Jazz, Blues and Contemporary R&B, refining it later by studying classical repertoire at the California Institute of the Arts, with Paul Vorwek and continuing at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Prior to forming his own band, Anthony shared the stage with artists such as Mark Rapp, Wille Jones 3rd, Mark Shelby, Bobby Wilson and Brent Rose, just to name a few. The velvety smooth voiced vocalist´s journey through jazz is one of passion, love, attempting to unite different cultures, and bringing harmony to the world through his music.

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Ed Barrett

Ed Barrett is a critically acclaimed jazz guitarist and music educator living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana.Ed brings a thorough, deep understanding of and appreciation for all the past and present masters to the foundation of his jazz guitar concept. Ed’s music is a current, thoughtful, expressive continuation of the great jazz guitar tradition, bearing witness to the influences of Ed Bickert, Pat Martino, Grant Green and George Benson. The Ed Barrett Trio performs regularly in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations (Apple, Coke, All-State, NCAA) to private parties,weddings,happy hours etc

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Jamie Brownfield

Jamie Brownfield, 23, hails from the village of Llanrhaeadr Y.M. in Mid Wales. He started on the cornet aged 9 playing in the local brass band and by the time he was 12 was performing jazz in public, guesting wherever he could at local jazz clubs. In 2005, when Jamie was 13, he formed his first band 'The JB Quintet' and the following year recorded his first CD 'No Animals Were Harmed......' Jamie has been playing professionally now for many years and is available for any event or session work, playing all styles of jazz from New Orleans to Bebop! Jamie was awarded 1st place in the 'Rising Star' category of the 2012 British Jazz Awards Recordings No Animals Were Harmed.....

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Element Brass Band

Sacramento’s Element Brass Band will make you MOVE! E.B.B. are one of the premier bands on the West Coast for New Orleans Second Line. The band recently released their second album, “Cali Got A Brass Band” in the start of 2018. Element have toured New Orleans, New York City and Atlanta, and have performed at many venues including the High Sierra Music Festival, Guitarfish, the Fillmore, the New Parish, The Boom Boom Room, and Ace Of Spades. They have opened for GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, Blackalicious, Andy Frasco, The California Honeydrops, Turkuaz, Big Sam's Funky Nation, A Tribe Called Red, Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Jellybread, Katdelic, Wil Blades, Victor Little, DJ Logic, New Kingston and many others

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

NOLA's Favorite Band Just Bought NOLA's Favorite Nightclub

NOLA's Favorite Band Just Bought NOLA's Favorite Nightclub

Galactic has announced that they’ve purchased the iconic New Orleans nightclub Tipitina’s. The recently finalized deal, which has been in negotiation for most of the year, will transfer ownership of the music venue and it’s associated business to the popular indie funk band. Galactic is no stranger to Tipitina’s and the band has been performing there for ...