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MY MUSIC: jazz pianist Oscar Rossignoli

“My dad grew up playing the bass—just amateur bands, nothing professional, but he has an ear for music. He knows what’s wrong, what’s right, but he doesn’t know why. He […]

Five Questions with hip-hop artist Hasheem Amin on his release The Reunion, featuring “The Streets Still Jumpin’”

First off, what does the title reference? My start in doing hip-hop was almost exclusively underground. Everybody was wanting to get signed to a label. We didn’t care about that. […]

Back to School: CR Gruver opens the area’s first School of Rock

There’s little doubt that the 2003 film School of Rock starring Jack Black was a smash success at the box office and a pop-culture landmark. But who knew that Black’s […]

My Music With Alex Pian (Greazy Alice)

“Some people write third-person lyrics that are stories about other things. What I write is all relatively personal to me. I give my best effort to make first-person observations about […]

New Orleans Jazz Museum launches Gallatin Street Records

Earlier this year, the New Orleans Jazz Museum issued Gallatin Street Records’ debut release. Gypsy-jazz band Bon Bon Vivant recorded Live at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the museum’s […]

Five Questions with DJ Captain Charles

DJ Captain Charles spins at Essence Festival again. The immensely popular deejay and Old School 106.7 FM radio host, who made his first appearance at Essence in the late 1990s, […]

Woodenhead Plans New Recording

For the majority of rock bands, the prospect of recording an album’s worth of new material at a live show would be a bit terrifying. For the instrumental prog-fusion band […]

Five Questions with Meschiya Lake on her move to Cork, Ireland

Chanteuse Meschiya Lake-Härm is bidding a fond farewell to New Orleans after 18 years. She was the figurehead, the homing beacon for the zeitgeist of the Frenchmen Street trad scene […]

Charting: Top Sellers During Jazz Fest Season

  Johnny Sansone: Hopeland (Short Stack) Marcia Ball: Shine Bright (Alligator Records) Walter “Wolfman” Washington: My Future is My Past (Anti-) Samantha Fish: Belle of the West (Ruf Records) The […]

My Music: Nathan Williams, Jr. of Lil’ Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers

“As a kid, it was very inspirational to be part of [my dad’s group Nathan &] the Zydeco Cha Chas. I was basically a sponge absorbing everything I saw. I […]