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Satchmo SummerFest 2019: Stage schedules and map

Satchmo SummerFest Presented by Chevron returns Friday, August 2 and runs through Sunday, August 4. Click here for a PDF of the stage schedules and festival map, or click on […]

Masters of Louisiana Music: Dave Bartholomew

Born: December, 24, 1918, Edgard, Louisiana Died: June 23, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana Without Dave Bartholomew’s production, songs and band, Fats Domino would’ve never guaranteed New Orleans’ spot on the […]

Ricky Riccardi talks back

Ricky Riccardi’s devotion to Louis Armstrong began when he was a high school freshman in Toms River, New Jersey. Then 15, the future director of research collections at the Louis […]

For Doreen Ketchens, the clarinet was her beacon and her way of life

“God gave us the streets—it’s a true blessing,” praises clarinetist and vocalist Doreen Ketchens. “We can play what we want, we can control who comes into the band and who goes […]

Dining Out: Dian Xin

Since opening at the beginning of the year, Dian Xin has been wildly successful, and deservedly so. Created by the family that operated the beloved Little Chinatown in Kenner, Dian […]

A Resident Englishman: Clive Wilson talks about his jazz journey from London to New Orleans

  Preservation Hall proprietor Larry Borenstein once remarked to Clive Wilson that the New Orleans jazz scene has always had a “resident Englishman.” In his new memoir, Time of My […]

Tony Jackson: The man of a thousand songs.

  Now known as the most innocent of standards, “Pretty Baby” is really an artifact from the heyday of Storyville. And it’s virtually all that survives from the career of […]

Two Japanese jazz musicians travelled 7,000 miles to find a home in New Orleans

  Haruka Kikuchi grew up in Tokyo: a big city girl with a background in classical music. Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji is from Osaka; his mother started teaching him piano when […]

Another Adios

I hate telling my friends goodbye, but it’s part of life: another one of my generation’s music icons has passed away: Art Neville. I’m sure there will be more; it’s […]

Like a Cobra in the Dark: A conversation with Alex McMurray

  Alex McMurray is rightfully recognized as a great guitarist and singer-songwriter, but beyond that he is also a tremendous navigator of the New Orleans music scene. Besides being a […]