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ARTICLE: PROFILES

A Vintage Year For Jessica Felix And The Healdsburg Jazz Festival

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It's a 20th anniversary vintage year for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, pouring over the first ten days of this coming June, in the Sonoma County “wine country" 70 miles north of jny:San Francisco. That there is a festival at all is due to the tenacity of its artistic director Jessica Felix, who planted jazz in Healdsburg ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The return of Rebirth Brass Band

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The return of Rebirth Brass Band

This week, let's take a look at some videos of New Orleans' Rebirth Brass Band, who will be coming back to St. Louis to perform on Friday, September 1 at the Atomic Cowboy Pavilion. Formed in 1983 by brothers Keith and Phillip Frazier, Rebirth Brass Band is, along with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, one of the ...

ARTICLE: HIGHLY OPINIONATED

The New Orleans All-Star Brass Band: Do You Know What It Means?

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This article was originally published in October 2006.

It has been said that the truest expression of a people is in its music and dance. That being the case, then pianist {m: Herbie Hancock was right on the money when he described jny: New Orleans as “the soul of our country. The nation's soul ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000: A Personal Retrospective

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The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000: A Personal Retrospective
Thomas W. Jacobsen
208 Pages
ISBN: 0807156981
LSU Press
2014

This article first appeared in the American Book Review (January-February 2015 issue).

Full disclosure: I've long been an admirer of Thomas Jacobsen's writing, the catholicity of his musical ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Glen David Andrews at the Rockwood Music Hall

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Glen David Andrews with special guest Henry Butler
Rockwood Music Hall
New York, NY
June 18, 2014

Glen David Andrews is a showman--pure and simple. He thrives in the spotlight. Shine a spotlight on the man and he comes alive. He is a force of nature, and one to be reckoned ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans

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Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans
Matt Sakakeeny
248 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8223-5567-0
Duke University Press
2013

In his fascinating book Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans, ethnomusicologist and journalist Matt Sakakeeny delves deep into one of the great institutions ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet Mark Corroto

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I currently live in: Delaware, Ohio.

I joined All About Jazz in: 1999

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? AAJ has a “No-Snobs" approach to jazz that tolerates both the Wynton neo-moldy figs, my free jazz and avant leanings, fusion, and even some rock.

How do you contribute to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Hoppin' John Orchestra: The Hoppin' John Orchestra

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Bands outside of New Orleans who claim to play New Orleans style are generally like cooks outside the city that claim to cook its cuisine--it's a noble attempt and tastes good, but they often do not quite get it. There always seems to be one ingredient missing. The Philadelphia-based Hoppin' John Orchestra gets it. This sixteen ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Galactic: New Album and Tour

Galactic: New Album and Tour

NEW ALBUM CARNIVALE ELECTRICOS OUT FEB. 21 Galactic will release their new studio album Carnivale Electricos on February 21. This time around Galactic has collaborated with musicians and performers from all over this hempisphere on what is easily their most ambitious recording yet. Guest artists include Mystikal, Mannie Fresh, Al “Carnival Time" Johnson, Cyril & Ivan Neville, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Galactic: NYE at Tipitina's

PRE-SALE STARTS TODAY AT 10 AM; PUBLIC ON SALE SET FOR NOVEMBER 9 Celebrate the arrival of 2012 with Galactic and special guests for a very special show at Tipitina's. The evening will feature very special guest Anders Osborne in addition to Corey Glover (of Living Colour) and Corey Henry (of Rebirth Brass Band). The Eric Lindell Trio ...