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NEWS: RECORDING

Maria Muldaur Readies 41st Album: "Don't You Feel My Leg - The Naughty Bawdy Blues Of Blue Lu Barker" Out September 28th

Maria Muldaur Readies 41st Album: "Don't You Feel My Leg - The Naughty Bawdy Blues Of Blue Lu Barker" Out September 28th

When a 24-year-old Blue Lu Barker stepped up to the microphone at Decca Records studio in Manhattan in 1938 to record Don’t You Feel My Leg, she had no way of knowing that that initial recording would turn out to be such an enduring piece of blues artistry. An immediate hit, the song instantly established Barker ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ken Vandermark / Marker: Roadwork 1/Roadwork2/Homework1 (Box Set)

Read "Roadwork 1/Roadwork2/Homework1 (Box Set)" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Reed player, composer and improviser Ken Vandermark has led, or been a part of, more than fifty different groups in his prolific twenty-year recording career. Along the way he has played with many of the top talents in experimental, free, and avant-garde jazz, including Joe McPhee, Joe Morris, Paul Lytton, Marcin Oles, Adam Lane, Ab Baars, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Ray Charles And Ella Fitzgerald To Headline "The Jazz Fest Show" Photo Exhibit By Steven Forster In New Orleans

Ray Charles And Ella Fitzgerald To Headline "The Jazz Fest Show" Photo Exhibit By Steven Forster In New Orleans

Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald to Headline “The Jazz Fest Show" Photo Exhibit by Steven Forster Steven Forster, award-winning jny: New Orleans photographer The Jazz Fest Show photo exhibit: 15 archival black and white photos of iconic jazz musicians Angela King Gallery
241 Royal St.
New Orleans Opens April 24, 2014, 5-7 p.m. Continues through May 14, 2014. Celebrating ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Paul Sanchez at the Little Gem Saloon

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Paul Sanchez
The Little Gem Saloon
New Orleans, LA
October 31, 2013

The Little Gem Saloon is considered by many music historians as one of the birthplaces of jazz. The historic New Orleans watering hole, restaurant and live music venue that dates back to 1904. Located in the historic “Back O' ...

Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker

Read "Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker" reviewed by Wade Luquet

James Booker
Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker
Lily Keber
2013

Ask jazz fans outside of New Orleans if they have heard of James Booker and most will lean back, rub their chin and say they know they have heard the name. Unless you lived in Europe in the ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

JazzAscona Turns... Pink

JazzAscona Turns... Pink

The 28th edition of JazzAscona, “Sophisticated Lady," is dedicated to the role of women in jazz and is proud to present some of the world’s great female artists, alongside stars of jazz and young, undiscovered talents. JazzAscona is a festival specialized in classic jazz and the music of New Orleans, a grand festival that takes place in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Hoppin' John Orchestra: The Hoppin' John Orchestra

Read "The Hoppin' John Orchestra" reviewed by Wade Luquet

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

Pianist / Vocalist Marcia Ball to Perform in Wilmington

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her Grammy-nominated Alligator Records CD, Roadside Attractions, will perform live on Friday, February 17, 2012 at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington. Ball's groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist/Vocalist Marcia Ball to Perform in Sellersville

Pianist/Vocalist Marcia Ball to Perform in Sellersville

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her latest Alligator Records CD, Roadside Attractions, will perform live on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville. Ball's groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes equal ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Voodoo Experience: New Orleans, USA, October 28-30, 2011

Read "The Voodoo Experience: New Orleans, USA, October 28-30, 2011" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

The Voodoo Experience
City Park
New Orleans, LA
October 28-30, 2011
Halloween in New Orleans can only mean one thing. Voodoo...a three day music festival, highlighted by a blending of high profile national and local musical acts representing many different genres. It also features food, amusement park rides, interactive art installations--including The ...