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YouTube du Jour: St. Patrick’s Day

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTLwi4fkNZ4[/youtube] Today, New Orleans celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with the annual Parisol’s St. Patty’s Day Party starting from 11:00am. The Downtown Irish Club Parade will follow at 6:30pm beginning its […]

Toussaint Honored in New York Monday

Last night, Allen Toussaint was among those honored by Young Audiences New York (YANY) at the organization’s 9th annual Children’s Arts Award Benefit. YANY recognizes those who have made contributions […]

New Jazz School Auditions Saturday

The proliferation of free music education programs is one of the healthiest post-Katrina developments. One, the New Jazz School, starts its fourth year June 7 at Isidore Newman School. Donald […]

YouTube du Jour: Louis Prima

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ2AtyfYKfM[/youtube]Louis Prima is being celebrated at French Quarter Fest with the Louis-Louis Stage, and at Jazz Fest, where he’s on the poster painted by Tony Bennett. Here he is with […]

YouTube du Jour: Mayer Hawthorne

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBKx8PyE5qQ[/youtube] “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” displays Mayer Hawthorne’s crate digger soul in all its retro glory.

Concert Preview: Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne was working as a DJ (nom de plume: DJ Haircut) in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan when he decided to record a few of his own tracks […]

Touring 101 with Martin Atkins Tonight

Drummer Martin Atkins is best known for his work with Public Image, Ltd., Ministry and Killing Joke, but he also teaches “The Business of Touring” at Columbia College in Chicago, […]

Rockie Charles Passes Away This Morning

“The President of Soul,” Rockie Charles, passed away Friday morning after battling cancer. The blues guitarist—whose real name was Alfred Charles Merrick—was scheduled to play Jazz Fest this year and […]

Waiting for “Wait Wait”

Last night, NPR’s comedy news quiz, Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me, taped this week’s show at the Mahalia Jackson. When host Peter Sagal walked onstage, he was met with […]

YouTube du Jour: The Revivalists

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZewAF4eoqs[/youtube] On Saturday night, the Revivalists will play a CD-release party for their new album, Vital Signs, at the Blue Nile as part of Foburg. Here they are at One […]