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Young Turks Set Out for Jazz Boot Camp; Sun Ra Has Left the Planet

When most people think of summer camp, visions of tree-lined trails leading to sparkling lakes, bonfires and pup tents come to mind. But for young, serious-minded, passionate musicians such as […]

Tomato Festival and Carnaval Latino Jazz; New Release from Greg Tardy

International is the catch word for jazz in June with two important festivals holding down the first and third weekends. The month begins with the Caribbean-flavored Tomato Festival’s main food […]

A Synopsis of the Jazz Joints You Need to Haunt During the Fest

I started getting a bit overwhelmed just contemplating all the choices on the musical menu surrounding the Jazz Fest, beyond the gluttonous feast offered at the Fair Grounds. Because of […]

Michael Ray Gets Colorful; Street Festivals Uptown and in the Quarter

April, undeniably New Orleans’ biggest musical month, comes in like a (jazz) lion and goes out like a (jazz) lion. It gets its colorful start at the Contemporary Arts Center […]

Sunday Jams Are Back at Kemp’s; Snug Harbor Loosens Up

Sunday night jazz sessions at Kemp’s (2720 Lasalle St.), which feature saxophonist Fred Kemp at the helm with his musical partner, drummer Smokey Johnson, will kick off again beginning February […]