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Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 71): Barry Smith Talks About The Louisiana Music Factory

Louisiana Music Factory owner Barry Smith talks about the independent record store’s history in our latest podcast. The Louisiana Music Factory, which specializes in New Orleans and Louisiana music, has […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 70): Kidd Jordan Talks About His New Live Album

Saxophone player Kidd Jordan sat down to discuss his new live album with Hamid Drake called A Night in November: Live in New Orleans. The album, which was recorded at […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 69): Calvin Johnson Jr.’s Favorite Things

A resident of the Musicians Village, 27-year-old saxophonist Calvin Johnson Jr. is one of the brightest spots among New Orleans’ up-and-coming generation of jazz musicians. His ebullient and explosive playing […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 68): Roselyn Lionheart, Young at Heart

The day after Christmas, Roselyn Lionheart will celebrate her 75th birthday with a party at Cafe Istanbul. Many know the lighthearted Roselyn — either directly or indirectly — as one-half […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 67): Jayna Morgan, Naughty and Nice

‘Tis the season, and sultry jazz singer Jayna Morgan has Christmas fever. She and her Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band recently released its debut effort, Mistletoe & Stockings. The album features […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 66): Helen Gillet & James Singleton, Dynamic Duo

11 years ago, cellist Helen Gillet moved to the Crescent City. Within a year of her arrival, she began collaborating with bassist James Singleton. Each drawing from a background in […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 65): Ingrid Lucia, Just in the Nick of Time

After raising more than $7,000 on Kickstarter to fund her new album Living the Life, enchanting chanteuse Ingrid Lucia found herself on the brink of shelving the project. Though the […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 64): James Westfall, Picking Up on the Vibes

The Wee Trio (vibraphonist James Westfall, bassist Dan Loomis and drummer Jared Schonig) recently released its first live album, The Wee Trio Live at the Bistro. Recorded in Loomis’ native […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 63): BAM, Nicholas Payton!

Nearly two years ago, trumpeter Nicholas Payton’s blog post “On Why Jazz Isn’t Cool Anymore” stirred mass controversy for suggesting the word “jazz” bore racial undertones unbecoming of black American […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 62): Rolling with Author Matt Sakakeeny

Recently, Tulane University music professor Matt Sakakeeny published Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans, a book chronicling the lives of brass band musicians in New […]