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Tom Sancton: French Quarter Fest Focus

If you frequented Preservation Hall in the 1960s, you might have witnessed a young Tommy Sancton sitting in with the legendary clarinetist George Lewis. Nearly 50 years later, he’s still […]

Nova Nola, Wetland (Independent)

A Louisiana swamp on the cover is not a typical feature of a bossa nova record. The genre is certainly not often identifed with New Orleans. But here comes Nova […]

Jack Brass Band, Fourth Movement (Independent)

It’s hard to pin down the Jack Brass Band. Their 2007 album, Traditionally Speaking, was a fairly traditional New Orleans affair. The Minneapolis group’s new record, Fourth Movement, has them […]

Maryland Jazz Band of Cologne featuring Lillian Boutte, Let’s All Go Down To New Orleans – Live At the Palm Court Jazz Café (GHB)

Singer Lillian Boutté is well known for her work bringing New Orleans jazz to an international audience, so it’s fitting that her newest record finds her accompanied by the Maryland […]

Spirit of New Orleans, Mahogany Hall Stomp (Spirit of New Orleans)

Leroy Jones joins Helsinki natives Spirit of New Orleans for some “traditional New Orleans jazz with a 21st Century flavor.” Along with standards including “St. James Infirmary”, the band tackles […]

Miss Sophie Lee, Tallulah Moon (Sophie Lee Music)

Tallulah Moon, the latest from singer Miss Sophie Lee, sees her accompanied by a band culled largely from members of the Cottonmouth Kings. The sound is New Orleans jazz meets […]