Tag Archives: NOCCA

Son of a Saint Foundation Hosts Rooftop Fundraiser at Rice Mill

This Friday night (October 18) from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the Son of a Saint Foundation, which provides fatherless boys between the ages 9-13 with adult, male mentors, is hosting a fundraiser featuring the music of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts’ jazz band and DJ Diagnosis on the rooftop of the [...]

The Art Of Music: Celebrating
New Orleans Artist John T. Scott
on August 29

On Thursday, August 29, some of New Orleans’ most acclaimed artists will join forces to explore the watery, mysterious boundary between music and the visual arts. This one-night-only concert event, “The Art of Music,” will feature performances by the Faubourg Quartet, presenting works by Wynton Marsalis, Philip Glass, Debussy, and Tania Leon. A highlight of [...]

Davell Crawford: The Prince of New Orleans

“I tell people that my mom had triplets—she had me, a little baby grand and a microphone,” Davell Crawford says and begins to laugh. His statement isn’t far from the truth. Crawford, now renowned as the “Piano Prince of New Orleans,” sat in front of a keyboard at 2 years old, graduated to a little [...]

The Bridge Trio, The Bridge Trio (Independent)

Despite the fact that this is the Bridge Trio’s first album, as a musical unit the group has already stunned audiences worldwide and gained a great deal of critical acclaim as the

Video du Jour: The Bridge Trio

They might be one of New Orleans’ top young jazz groups, but there aren’t nearly as many chances as one would like to see The Bridge Trio—Joe Dyson on drums, Max Moran on bass, Conun Pappas on keyboards—perform live. After graduating from prestigious Northeast music schools, Moran and Dyson returned to New Orleans, while Pappas [...]

Austin Reed Alleman, Austin Reed Alleman (Independent)

This EP by NOCCA theater student Austin Reed Alleman contains six self-penned songs. “Going Home,” with his brother Ben Alleman on piano, is clearly the standout.

YouTube du Jour: Cirque du Soleil’s Travis Payne

Tonight, Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour wraps up its two-night stand at the New Orleans Arena. On Monday, the show’s choreographer, Travis Payne, gave a class at NOCCA and talked with OffBeat‘s Patrick Rulh about Jackson and the show. Tickets are on sale now.

Jonathan Batiste’s Underground Music

New Orleans has long been a piano town. And it’s long been a parade town. Therein lies the problem: If you’re a pianist, you can’t join the parade. No one’s yet found a way to strap a Steinway around his or her neck and march down St. Charles Avenue. This dilemma has often perplexed Jonathan [...]

Khris Royal’s Royal Education

Oak Street is quiet on a Wednesday night. This strip of secondhand stores, head shops and coffeehouses in the Riverbend lies empty but for the occasional taxi and mohawked bicycle rider that roll down the road toward South Carrollton Avenue. They are coming from the Maple Leaf Bar, the last establishment still open at 11, [...]

School Days: Jazz Alumni of NOCCA

For many, jazz is merely a style of music. For New Orleans, it is as much a part of its tradition as it is an institution. Founded in 1973, the New Orleans Creative Center for the Arts (NOCCA), has championed its legacy in the contemporary era. In its brief history, NOCCA alumni such as Harry [...]