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World’s Largest Jazz Brunch: Dinner For Thousands?

Lisette Sutton, the manager of Creole Delicacies, says she’s been in business long enough to know the whole reason behind French Quarter Festival. “The city tore up the sidewalk, and no one could get into the businesses around here,” she says. “The entrances were planks and everything. As a thank you, the city put on [...]

Jimmy Carpenter, Toiling in Obscurity (Independent)

These musicians have spent most of their careers as sidemen in New Orleans bands, and all of them have released solo projects at roughly the same time. Taken together, they make a strong argument for the creative depth of the local music scene. Crescent City Serenade is a slyly seductive set of New Orleans standards [...]

Obituary: Alvin Alcorn (1912-2003)

Alvin Alcorn, the New Orleans jazz trumpeter, died July 10 at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans. Alcorn would have celebrated his 91st birthday in September. Born in New Orleans, Alcorn joined the musicians’ union when he was 15 and performed with Armand Piron, Henry Allen, Sr., and the Excelsior Brass Band. In 1931, Alcorn [...]