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MY MUSIC with Jason Ricci

“I remember my mother singing ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ to me in my crib, along with ‘One Little Indian Boy.’ Then I got into her records—Janis Joplin, […]

MY MUSIC With A.J. Hall of THE GRïD

“My father’s a bass player, so I was always around music. I’m one of the few funk/jazz/hip-hop/gospel musicians that didn’t come up from a really early age. I’ve always been […]

Five Questions with Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival Director Joel Hitchcock

How did you first become interested in creating events celebrating Caribbean culture? My father is a professional jazz and blues pianist and my siblings all play instruments, so my whole […]

Five Questions with Billy Iuso, who celebrates 1969 on his 50th birthday

Is this celebration concert at Tipitina’s something you’ve been planning a long time? I always try to book a gig on or near my birthday which is actually January 26th […]

My Music With fiddler David Greely

“I moved back to Louisiana about 1986–87. I had met Steve Riley and he used to sit in with me at lunch time at Mulate’s in Baton Rouge. We were offered […]

Five Questions with Nina Buck of the Palm Court Jazz Café

“We’re history, that’s who we are,” declares Nina Buck, the owner of the Palm Court Jazz Café, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. When Nina’s husband, the late George […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with Sean Ardoin

A fourth-generation musician, Sean Ardoin traces his lineage to Amédé Ardoin, an accordion genius and ’20s and ’30s recording artist who many believe laid the foundation for zydeco and Cajun music. […]

Germaine Bazzle and Ellis Marsalis to reunite on stage

The Lula Elzy New Orleans Dance Theatre will have a party that can only happen once every 300 years. “It’s All About New Orleans” features the pairing of longtime New […]

SOUNDCHECK: Five Questions with Evan Christopher

Evan Christopher will debut his new work “The Faubourg Variations” at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m. The performance has been made possible with […]

More than a Music Club: Howlin’ Wolf turns 30

Howie Kaplan had zero experience running a major music venue when he bought the Howlin’ Wolf from Jack Groetsch in 2000. Just over 30, Kaplan had spent his entire adult […]