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Marco Benevento Debuts at Bayou Boogaloo

“Idefinitely come from a lot of different places,” understates keyboardist/songwriter and now vocalist Marco Benevento. The New Jersey native, onetime Brooklynite and current resident of Woodstock, New York, is celebrating […]

Basin Street Records celebrates its 20th anniversary

A sense of community among musicians has long set New Orleans apart from most other cities. Being a component of a greater whole extends beyond the bandstand and includes fans, radio […]

Piano-1-O-Fun! The social music of Jon Batiste

JON BATISTE & STAY HUMAN: SATURDAY, APRIL 29—ACURA STAGE, 3:25 P.M.   “It’s like a day job except with instruments,” says a laughing Jon Batiste of his high-profile position as […]

Hot Horns: Trumpet Mafia upholds the tradition of the trumpet

TRUMPET MAFIA: FRIDAY, APRIL 28—WWOZ JAZZ TENT, 1:40 P.M.   “We grow up hearing that trumpeters blew down the walls of Jericho, that Gabriel’s trumpet announces the will of God…” […]

BAM, BAM! Nicholas Payton’s musical journey through the African diaspora

At this year’s Jazz Fest set, don’t expect trumpeter/keyboardist Nicholas Payton to play the classic jazz that in 1997 won him a Grammy for his album with legendary trumpeter Doc […]

Irvin Mayfield + The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, “Live at Newport” (Basin Street Records)

Complete with introductions and crowd reaction, Live at Newport, by trumpeter Irvin Mayfield leading the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, was captured at the 2015 edition of the highly respected Newport […]

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, “Ruler Rebel” (Ropeadope)

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is, no doubt, a brilliant trumpeter and composer with a serious statement to make. Ruler Rebel represents the first of a series of albums in his […]

Trombone Shorty, “Parking Lot Symphony” (Blue Note)

  Stunningly Good Musicianship   “Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist extraordinaire” might be the best way to describe today’s Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. As a little kid with a slide trombone, Andrews, […]

Seva Venet, “New Orleans Banjo Vol. I: Musieu Bainjo” (Independent)

On New Orleans Banjo Vol. I: “Musieu Bainjo,” fretted instrument man Seva Venet pays tribute to the instrument not only by playing both the six-string and tenor banjo (as well […]

Banu Gibson, “By Myself” (Swing Out)

Banu Gibson continues to demonstrate her love of standards from the ’30s and ’40s on her latest release, By Myself, on her own Swing Out label. The vocalist uses minimal […]