Tag Archives: jazz

Blood Drive and Benefit Concert for Musician Doug Potter on February 9

This Sunday, February 9, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic will host a mobile blood drive at the in tandem with the benefit concert taking place just across the street at staple local music venue, d.b.a., the same afternoon from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.. The events have been organized to raise funds for upright bassist [...]

Gems Sessions Hosts Rising Modern Jazz Drummer Jamison Ross November 18

Rising jazz drummer Jamison Ross is the featured guest at this month’s edition of the “Gem Sessions” modern jazz series at the Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room on Monday, November 18. A jazz studies student at the University of New Orleans’ Masters program and regarded as one of school’s prized students by the college’s department [...]

Trombone Shorty Joins Dr. John, Wynton Marsalis in 2013 DownBeat Readers Choice Awards

Tremé’s native son Trombone Shorty joins fellow New Orleans musicians Dr. John and Wynton Marsalis this month among the ranks of DownBeat Magazine‘s 2013 Readers’ Poll winners as Trombone Player of the Year. The jazz publication released its roster of readers choice awards online earlier this month, and will print them in their forthcoming December [...]

Photos: Robert Glasper Experiment, Civic Theatre, 11.07.13

On Thursday, November 7, modern jazzman Robert Glasper performed a much-anticipated concert at the newly renovated Civic Theatre, finally appearing in New Orleans for a headlining show. He and The Robert Glasper Experiment (RBX) played several cuts off the new album, Black Radio 2, as well as a few older favorites and some covers. Two [...]

It’s His Gumbo: Robert Glasper Experiment at Civic Theatre November 7, Win Tickets (Interview)

In too many circles there remains a divide between what is regarded as “real” jazz, or “trad” jazz, and what is termed “contemporary” jazz. Somehow, the “contemporary” stuff can get relegated–at least to some–to a sort of lower level on the music prestige totem. This Thursday (November 7), contemporary jazz pianist Robert Glasper brings his Experiment [...]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 60): Christian Winther, From Denmark to Duets

While vacationing with his father at age 14, Denmark native and reed player Christian Winther first set foot in the Crescent City. Inspired by its music, Winther relocated to the city to study jazz at the University of New Orleans in 1997. Since, the saxophone and clarinet man has found himself in high demand both [...]

First Listen: Water Seed – “Show, Work and Prove” (free download) from Wonderlove 2

New Orleans’ next generation of funky soul players is certainly proving the scene is alive and well this month. Court 13 Productions (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and the James Brown biopic have been casting local R&B and soul singers, while Louisiana horn players have been showing up on tours with some of the hottest [...]

Treme Culture Fest Revives Community, Music On The Streets October 18-20

The month of October is rapidly becoming New Orleans’ prime festival time, perhaps even giving April or May a run for the money. In addition to the New Orleans Film Festival wrapping up this week, this weekend’s festival offerings include the  Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival and the 50th Anniversary of the Free Southern [...]

New Orleans Women in Music
Pay Tribute to Ladies of

Each year, the New Orleans Women in Music (NOWIM) organization hosts a special event to pay homage to the women that have shaped New Orleans music history and pioneered their respective genres. This year’s annual concert and networking event takes place on Friday, October 18 at Cafe Istanbul, and will pay tribute to three of [...]

Hidden Treasures: Jazz Edition with Satchmo’s Horn On Display

It’s been unavailable to see for a while now, but at one time there was a wonderfully historic collection of jazz archives housed at the Old U.S. Mint. The collection has been in storage since Hurricane Katrina, and is planned to be the linchpin of a planned music museum at the Mint, which is a [...]