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Fest Focus: Lee Konitz

THURSDAY, MAY 4—WWOZ JAZZ TENT, 2:55 P.M. With its ever-growing audience and notoriety, New Orleans’ beloved Jazz Fest has gone through a great deal of musical expansion, for better or […]

Ann Tuennerman hits the Spot

What are you ordering? I’m going to get the yellow curry. I haven’t ordered it here before, but I had some a week ago someplace else and I wanted to […]

10 Prince Songs that Local Artists Should Cover

Much as we love “Purple Rain,” we’d hate to see it become the one Prince song everybody starts covering—not when there are so many dozens of buried treasures in the […]

Fest Focus: Jack DeJohnette

DEJOHNETTE·COLTRANE·GARRISON SATURDAY, APRIL 23—ZATARAIN’S WWOZ JAZZ TENT, 4:05 P.M.   In the early ’60s, young jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette walked in a jazz club in his home town of Chicago […]

Fest Focus: Marlon Jordan

MARLON JORDAN PLAYS THE MUSIC OF MILES, TRANE AND BIRD THURSDAY, APRIL 28—ZATARAIN’S WWOZ JAZZ STAGE, 1:40 P.M.   New Orleans trumpeter Marlon Jordan is quite familiar with the Jazz […]

Billie Davies, Hand in Hand in the Hand of the Moon (Independent)

Avant-garde music really finds its beauty in the way it rids musical expression of a number of conceptual restraints, leaving the core of the artist’s emotion to be exposed bare. […]