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My Music: Quintron

As a downriver dawn casts first light over the Ninth Ward on a clear and calm October morning, Quintron stands on the balcony at Spellcaster pointing out components in his […]

Mo’Fone, ‘Fonology (Independent)

It’s clear why San Francisco-based Mo’Fone has thus far in its nascent musical journey gained critical acclaim from jazz publications and popular applause from the groovy set after listening to […]

Wil Blades, Field Notes (Royal Potato Family)

An intrepid mix of prodigy, passion and high-minded concept collides to superb sonic effect on this sophomore effort from the Chicago-born, San Francisco-based Wil Blades, a monster Hammond B-3 player […]

My Music: Arséne DeLay

My father was military, Air Force. So we moved to Germany when I was six, there for five years, then he was stationed in Montana, and I finished high school […]

My Music: CR Gruver

We had an upright piano in my house growing up, outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I took classical lessons from time I was nine until about 14. At 14, I discovered […]

My Music: Blake Amos

Saudade means longing, melancholy. Like, I have saudade for those old days on Frenchmen Street, back when it was this mixed, easy scene with this bohemian vibe. Or, I have […]

My Music: Grayson Capps

“Willie Sugarcapps came about as a result of everybody just saying yes, as opposed to, you know, the ol’ just-say-no thing. Nobody said anything like, ‘You do this here’ or […]

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Launches Catapult Fund

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Jazz Fest’s non-profit arm, looks to expand and enhance its tradition of locally awarded community-partnership grants with two new initiatives that foster new […]

My Music: Mario Abney

“My compositions, in everything I do, I try to deal with me, in terms of my musical experiences in a way that embodies that way I grew up as a […]

My Music: Jerry Jumonville

I’m an Uptown boy. I grew in the Carrollton area near St. Charles; I guess we call it Riverbend now. My daddy owned a hobby shop on Freret Street by […]