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Women in Music

Women in music in New Orleans are few and far between.

Mojo Mouth, May 2019: Nothing Stays The Same

One of my all-time favorite songs is “Everything Must Change,” written by the late vocalist Benard Ighner, that’s been covered so beautifully by singers like Davell Crawford, George Benson, Nina […]

Music Industry Education Key To NOLA Music Business

Music business education is key to the success or and establishment of a thriving music industry in New Orleans.

Jazz Fest’s 50 Years of Family Ties

As of Thursday, we’ll be embarking on a journey into the second 50 years of the Jazz Fest’s centennial year…God willing. It started as a foray by the city into […]

Mojo Mouth: Jazz Fest Hits 50

I was a teenager living in another state when the first New Orleans Jazz Fest & Heritage Festival was born. Both my parents were born here, but my daddy picked up […]

Are Festival Headliners A Thing of The Past?

With the chaos caused by the cancellation of the Stones (Mick’s heart) and then Fleetwood Mac (Stevie’s flu), the Jazz Fest rounded up Widespread Panic, a great band, but one […]

Heart Derailed By A Heart

How will the Jazz Fest (booked by Festival Productions New Orleans—FPI) replace the Rolling Stones, now that they’ve cancelled their performance due to Mick Jagger’s heart condition? Huge question. I […]

MOJO MOUTH, April 2019: Honorarily Deserved

French Quarter Festival takes over the city’s oldest neighborhood in mid-April every year, and thank goodness it does. With 23 stages of all-local music of all kinds, FQF is a […]

What Does A New Orleans Music Industry Actually Mean? Guest Editorial

Is New Orleans ready for a music industry in the “Nashville” sense? Producer, A&R Director, musician and Loyola University Music Indsutry instructor Scott Billington gives his perspective.

We Got A Good Thing

For a number of years, actually since after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, the character of both the French Quarter Festival (FQF) and the New Orleans Jazz & […]