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New Music Year Awaits

This year has brought a lot of changes to New Orleans. We have a new woman mayor, for the first time in the history of the City. Ms. Cantrell has […]

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is not about Mayfield

It’s been a little over a week since it was first brought to light that close to $900,000 was funneled to the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and its project, the […]

Millage For Mayfield

You have to hand it to Irvin Mayfield: this talented musician knows how to raise money and how to influence the right people. Along with his lifelong friend, Ronald Markham, […]

Happy New Year

This is my last blog in 2014, and we wish you all the best so that you and yours will  hopefully have a wonderful 2015. The city of New Orleans is changing rapidly. […]

Dirt, Dust and Trees Celebrates Author Ernest Gaines

Updated: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 27 To celebrate the first public performance of Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s Dirt, Dust and Trees — A Tribute to Literary […]

Perpetuating Jazz

Had a surprise visit from Harold Battiste, Jr., who is one of my favorite people in the world. Harold is a jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger and entrepreneur who has been […]

Just What They Always Wanted?

From a press release for “Mingle, Jingle and Jazz,” a fundraiser for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Friday at Morton’s: “Mingle, Jingle and Jazz at Morton’s is a great way […]