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News: Education

Jazz Empowers Hosts Virtual Mardi Gras Jazz Festival

Jazz Empowers Hosts Virtual Mardi Gras Jazz Festival

Jazz Empowers, a national nonprofit organization that supports jazz programs in underserved schools, is celebrating Mardi Gras with a Virtual Mardi Gras Jazz Festival. The jazz festival will include an exclusive performance from Jazz Empowers instructor Ricky Sebastian and his Carnival Time Band featuring Derek Douget on Tenor Saxophone, Ashlin Parker on trumpet, Don Vappie on ...

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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 ...

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News: Recording

New Orleans Drummer Billie Davies Announces Her New Release, "Perspectives II" By Billie Davies Trio, For September 27, 2018

New Orleans Drummer Billie Davies Announces Her New Release, "Perspectives II" By Billie Davies Trio, For September 27, 2018

About Perspectives II “All of my music is improvisational... a conversation between musicians and musical instruments. A joint emotional expression inspired by a certain common feeling, thought or perspective in an instinctual, unpredictable, freely expressed improvisation exploring authentic feelings and inspirations that is being communicated to an audience, a listener, a community."—Billie Davies Perspectives II is ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Billie Davies Announces Perspectives 2 Performance At Art Klub Theatre in New Orleans On June 1

Billie Davies Announces Perspectives 2 Performance At Art Klub Theatre in New Orleans On June 1

Billie Davies Perspectives at Art Klub Theater 1941 Arts Street jny: New Orleans, LA 70117 June 1, 2018 at 8 pm $18 general admission $15 for artists seniors students teachers Perspectives II Billie Davies announces her Perspectives project finale performance, “Perspectives II”. The performance will be recorded live for sound ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Kellye Gray Returns To Nola For A CD Release Concert For "Rendering" at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro on August 19th

Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Kellye Gray Returns To Nola For A CD Release Concert For "Rendering" at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro on August 19th

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Kellye Gray performs a CD release concert for her latest album, Rendering, at NOLA’s Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro on Saturday, August 19th with two shows at 8:00pm and 10:00pm. Raves are pouring in for Gray’s Rendering. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “She’s as great a storyteller as she is a singer, and ...

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Article: Album Review

Sam Friend: Twin

Read "Twin" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton


It's probably not best practice to liken anyone to anyone, yet we do it all the time, take comfort in the left hand column on CD Baby, or the recommends on iTunes or Amazon. Forgive this Captain Obvious then, when Sam Friend's album Twin gets likened to James Taylor and his son, Ben Taylor here, so ...

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Article: Album Review

Masakowski Family: N.O. Escape

Read "N.O. Escape" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The NOLA Masakowski's are a household name in the New Orleans area. Singer Sasha Masakowski has released several notable CDs including Sasha Masakowski & the Sidewalk Strutters Old Green River (Louisiana Music Factory, 2015); Hildegard (Self Produced, 2015); and Wishes (Hypersoul, 2011). Her father, the principle member here, multi-instrumentalist Steve Masakowski, is on faculty at the ...

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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 ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Stephanie Jordan Begins Residency At Jazz Live Hyatt As Featured Artist

Stephanie Jordan Begins Residency At Jazz Live Hyatt As Featured Artist

Join Jazz Live at Hyatt every Friday and Saturday beginning on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, 2017 as they present Stephanie Jordan as the featured performer for a year-long engagement at Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The Stephanie Jordan Ensemble will do two sets nightly performing jazz standards made popular from the likes of Abbey ...

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Article: Book Review

Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge

Read "Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge Martin Hawkins 416 Pages ISBN: # 978-0807164532 LSU Press 2016 James Moore, AKA, Slim Harpo, was a musician that existed at ground level. In his heyday, one was as likely to see him exiting the Excello Records in Nashville, TN one ...


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