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Blue Train Productions’ Brass Band Week Releases: Reviews

Producer/entrepreneur Ben Coltrane boldly goes where no man or label has gone before, releasing seven brass-band CDs in seven days, six by local bands and one by a Japanese band. […]

The Eagles: Walking Through New Orleans

When the Eagles arrived in New Orleans for a January 23, 2009 concert at New Orleans Arena, they had long ago had assumed their place among rock’s icons. Few bands […]

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Intentional Grounding

“It’s a fusion,” says Dom Flemons. He plays the 4-string banjo, guitar, harmonica, kazoo, snare drums, bones and quills, and he’s one of the founding members of folk/roots trio Carolina […]

Beach Boys: The Lost Decade

Listen to Alex Rawls’ accompanying Beach Boys Playlist on Spotify When the Beach Boys play Jazz Fest, it’s a safe bet that their set will rely heavily on the hits, […]

Feast Through Jazz Fest

Seven days, 12 stages and tents, hundreds of musical acts, countless applications of sunscreen, and one can only guess how many lukewarm beers. To borrow a cliché, Jazz Fest is […]

Jazz Fest Focus: Tami Curtis-Ellis

South Louisiana has an energy all its own, and local artist Tami Curtis-Ellis makes it her mission to share it with the world. Part expressionism, part impressionism and part folk […]

Jazz Fest Focus: James Andrews

If you know Trombone Shorty, then you know my friend, James Andrews, Shorty’s big brother. James helped raise Shorty, made sure he had as many opportunities as possible to take […]

Jazz Fest Focus: Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown

Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown has accomplished a lot at a relatively young age. Picking up the trumpet at the age of 9, he’s toured the world playing music since the […]

Jazz Fest Focus: Cha Wa

Drummer Joe Gelini was playing with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux during Super Sunday 2010 when something caught his ear. “I heard this voice that was so commanding, this big, booming, […]

Jazz Fest Focus: Pat Casey and the New Sound

Pat Casey, bass player and namesake of Pat Casey and the New Sound, took the long route to New Orleans—one that’s taken him around the world, from the tropics to […]