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Leroy Jones: Blowing Up a Storm

More often than not, when he’s playing at home in New Orleans, Leroy Jones throws his horn over his shoulders, tosses his music books and CDs into his cruiser basket, […]

The Accordion: Party in a Box

At least once every Schatzy performance, Greg Schatz jumps off the stage and makes his way through the crowd. But even as he leaves the bandstand, he takes the music […]

Pass It On

Seven year old Dinerral Shavers walks onto the stage of the Sound Café with a snare drum strapped to his chest. It’s past 6:30 on a Wednesday evening, the hour […]

New Home Sweet Home

Al “Carnival Time” Johnson bought his house on Tennessee Street in the Lower Ninth Ward in 1969. It wasn’t in the best shape, but he could afford it, and he […]