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The Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band, The Crustaceous Capers of the Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band

The Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band started as a Royal Street busking band, then became a Bourbon Street traditional jazz band, and now, 10 years on, they’re a Spotted Cat genre-bending […]

A Resident Englishman: Clive Wilson talks about his jazz journey from London to New Orleans

  Preservation Hall proprietor Larry Borenstein once remarked to Clive Wilson that the New Orleans jazz scene has always had a “resident Englishman.” In his new memoir, Time of My […]

Two Japanese jazz musicians travelled 7,000 miles to find a home in New Orleans

  Haruka Kikuchi grew up in Tokyo: a big city girl with a background in classical music. Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji is from Osaka; his mother started teaching him piano when […]

The New Orleans Catahoulas, “Homegrown” (Independent)

Homegrown, The New Orleans Catahoulas’ debut album, is as much the band’s mission statement as it is a collection of expertly executed tunes. The group’s mission is to bring New […]

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 […]