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Fest Focus: Terrance Simien

SATURDAY, APRIL 28—FAIS DO-DO STAGE, 2:55 P.M.   Grammy-winning zydeco artist Terrance Simien has played every Jazz Fest since 1986. “I tell people this all the time,” he says in […]

Like Father Like Son: Willie Nelson’s son Lukas Nelson is a gifted songwriter and singer

Lukas Nelson, whose father is Willie Nelson, knew what he wanted to be when he was 6. The revelation arrived like a vision. In a dream, Nelson stood on a […]

One of the Fortunate Few: Delbert McClinton brings everybody together

A music maverick from Texas, Delbert McClinton defines Americana. He spans blues, country, rhythm and blues, and rock ’n’ roll. In 2017, McClinton realized a longtime ambition with the release of […]

Eat a Bunch of Peaches: Karl Denson’s tribute to the Allman Brothers

Saxophonist Karl Denson visits New Orleans every year during Jazz Fest. The tradition began two decades ago with his acid-jazz-funk band, the Greyboy Allstars. This year the Greyboy Allstars and […]

Returning to the City: Keyboardist Marco Benevento feels welcome

Marco Benevento was a high school senior when he discovered the Meters’ classic funk album, Look-Ka Py Py. New Orleans’ Meters and Benevento’s jazz studies at the Berklee School of […]

Big Shoes, “Step On It!” (Independent)

The seven veteran Nashville and Muscle Shoals musicians in Big Shoes make it sound easy. Big Shoes features musicians who’ve performed with Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Taj Mahal, Etta James, […]

FQFIQ: The Vettes

Even in the eclectic New Orleans music scene, the Vettes strike a different chord. Inspired by synthesizer-laden 1980s pop, the Vettes recently released their second full-length album, Gold Star. The […]

FQFIQ: Jamal Batiste Band

Like many musicians in New Orleans, Jamal Batiste comes from a musical family. Musicians in the Batiste clan include his father, David, a music teacher and leader of the Gladiators; […]

FQFIQ: George And Gerald French

Two generations of great New Orleans musicians fill two-thirds of the George French Trio. And depending on the gig, drummer Gerald French and his father, bassist George French, may call […]

FQF IQ: Bon Bon Vivant

Singer-songwriter Abigail Cosio and her future husband, saxophonist Jeremy Kelley, moved to New Orleans a decade ago from Los Angeles. In 2013, they formed their gypsy-jazz band, Bon Bon Vivant. […]