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Christian Scott: A Turbulent Anthem

When Christian Scott took the stage of the Jazz Tent during the 2006 Jazz Fest, the short trumpeter in the trim afro was wearing a white shirt and jacket, like […]

Bobby Charles: I Write the Songs

There’s a reason you will likely hear “Walking to New Orleans” more than once during this year’s Jazz Fest. Fats Domino’s 1960 top-10 pop hit evokes the desire to come […]

Modern Times

The 2005 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival was everything Jazz Fest used to be: small, local and funky. Out-of-towners made up maybe 10 per cent of the crowd, which was dominated […]

The Boys’ Life: Wilson Savoy and the Pine Leaf Boys

For Wilson Savoy and Cedric Watson, forming the Pine Leaf Boys has helped them reconnect to their roots.   On the second Friday of this year’s Jazz Fest, the Pine […]

A Change is Gonna Come

John Boutte took the outdoor stage in Austin’s Town Lake Park on March 18 around 6:45 p.m. He was part of the South by Southwest Music Conference’s free outdoor concert […]