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Meet Sarah V.

Read "Meet Sarah V." reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

One of our youngest Super Fans yet, Sarah V might also be our most dedicated, attending over 200 concerts a year, and even moving to New York City to immerse herself more completely in the music scene. Like Super Fan “Jazz Judy" Balos, she likes to sit way up front--which, as you'll find out when you ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Space at Westbury

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The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Space at Westbury
Westbury, NY
July 28, 2017

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is named after its home venue, Preservation Hall, which is located in New Orleans' fabled French Quarter. The band performs traditional New Orleans-style jazz with flavors of other genres melded to create ...

NEWS: EVENT

Artists Announced For The Jazz Cruise '18 New Port Of Call In New Orleans Will Capture The Spirit Of NOLA On Board And On Shore

Artists Announced For The Jazz Cruise '18  New Port Of Call In New Orleans Will Capture The Spirit Of NOLA On Board And On Shore

Although it has been barely six weeks since The Jazz Cruise, Entertainment Cruise Productions’ flagship offering, completed its 16th sailing, the line-up of artists who have signed on for 2018 has been finalized. Since 2001, The Jazz Cruise has presented the very best straight-ahead jazz in the world, and with nearly 100 jazz musicians set to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jim James: Eternally Even

Read "Eternally Even" reviewed by Doug Collette

With the very announcement of Eternally Even, My Morning Jacket's titular leader Jim James telegraphed the topical nature of his solo album, a somewhat disingenuous gesture to be sure, but ultimately a telling one. The sentiments as voiced in such a sing-song fashion on “Hide in Plain Sight" and “Same Old Lie" sound as superficial as ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Del & Dawg at the Ryman Auditorium

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Del & Dawg
Ryman Auditorium
jny: Nashville, TN
June 30, 2016

When the old-school country DJ Eddie Stubbs introduced the concert's starring duo, he acknowledged the lack of a suitable category, especially for David Grisman's career, which from the beginning grew well beyond classic bluegrass mandolin and steadily ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Stephanie Jordan Selected To Perform At The 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Stephanie Jordan Selected To Perform At The 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced that the Stephanie Jordan Big Band will appear on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in the Zatarain's/WWOZ Jazz Tent as part of the musical lineup for the 2016 Festival scheduled for April 22- 24 and April 28- May 1, 2016. During last year’s Jazz Fest performance, ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

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

Read "The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000: A Personal Retrospective" reviewed by Charles Suhor

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

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint in Lansdale, PA

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Preservation Hall and Allen Toussaint
The Oh Yeah! Tour
Lansdale Community Concerts
Lansdale, PA
October 18, 2014

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is on the roll again, and this time they have company. The venerable fifty year old band is on a thirty-eight city tour sharing ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That's It!

Read "That's It!" reviewed by Wade Luquet

Fifty years is a long time to carry the torch of the music of others and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has done just that with class, joviality, and a sense of purpose to preserve traditional New Orleans jazz music. In a step away from their mission of preservation, the band has created new music in ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2013: The Year In Jazz

Read "2013: The Year In Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The West Coast now has a jazz edifice of its own with strong roots, International Jazz Day grew in scope during year two, jazz made its mark on (and off) Broadway, and the number of musicians lost during the year was large and painful. Here's a look at significant happenings across the jazz world over the ...