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Tuba Skinny, “Some Kind-A-Shake” (Independent)

Tuba Skinny has gone all out on the band’s 10th album, Some Kind-A-Shake. Recorded at the swanky The Living Room Studio, the band sounds better than ever. With a full […]

Smoking Time Jazz Club, Contrapuntal Stomp (Independent)

Much like the whimsical pen-and-crayon creatures on its album cover (courtesy of bassist/bandleader John Joyce), Smoking Time Jazz Club’s tenth album, Contrapuntal Stomp, is all about fun. While their previous […]

Fest Focus: The Messy Cookers Jazz Band

Saturday April 27, Economy Hall Tent, 11:15 a.m.   Alex Owen, bandleader and trumpet player of The Messy Cookers Jazz Band, first came to music at a very young age […]

Fest Focus: Ragtime to Jelly Roll featuring Lars Edegran and Kris Tokarski

Thursday, April 25, Economy Hall Tent, 4:20 p.m.   As The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival comes to its 50th anniversary, there are few musicians playing this year who […]

Norbert Susemihl, Chloe Feoranzo, Barnaby Gold and Harry Mayronne, The New Orleans Dance Hall Quartet

  Its springtime again, festival season is upon us, and just as the crawfish boils get going Norbert Susemihl will come to town, as he has for over 30 years. […]

The Asylum Chorus, Blue Sunshine (Independent)

The Asylum Chorus are back with their second EP, Blue Sunshine. Over the years they have been crafting their sound, layer by layer, developing from an a capella group singing […]

WHIV Radio – Live from New Orleans: Musicians, Mentors & Barroom Heroes (Independent)

When writer/rabble-rouser Laura DeFazio talks about her WHIV 102.3 FM radio show, “Musicians, Mentors, and Barroom Heroes,” she usually describes it as, “like being in your living room, if your […]

Sabertooth Swing, “Extinct Possibilities” (Independent)

There are those in the traditional jazz world who maintain a dogged adherence to historical accuracy, and then there are those who throw tradition out the window. Sabertooth Swing belongs […]

Singer-songwriter Kelcy Mae talks about her favorite places to imbibe in New Orleans

New Orleanians know that whether you’re looking to celebrate, dance, hang out, or heal a broken heart, there is a bar in this city for you. Just ask Kelcy Mae, […]

SOUNDCHECK: Five Questions with Michael Allen Zell

When it comes to capturing the grit and allure of New Orleans’ dark side, no one is doing it with as much style and success as author Michael Allen Zell. […]