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Uncle Lionel Batiste Memorials: Tribute Tonight and Second Line Friday

UPDATED After the passing of Uncle Lionel Batiste on Sunday, July 8, friends and admirers were quick to organize memorials for the Treme Brass Band bass drummer, one of New Orleans’ most well-known and beloved men about town. Tonight, the Treme Brass Band’s weekly Wednesday night gig at the Candlelight Lounge will be a tribute [...]

Dr. John: A Louis Armstrong Tribute at Brooklyn Academy of Music: Photos

On the occasion of Dr. John’s new album Locked Down, released today, the Brooklyn Academy of Music is honoring Mr. Rebennack with a 9-concert residency—Dr. John: Insides Out—over three weeks, each week with a different theme. The first week’s concerts, “A Louis Armstrong Tribute”, took place March 29-31, and featured guests Kermit Ruffins, Rickie Lee [...]

Coco Robicheaux Memorial Second Line and Musical Tribute

On a gray afternoon yesterday, hundreds of Coco Robicheaux’s fans, friends, and family turned out on Frenchmen Street for a large second line to celebrate the bright life of the bluesman, who passed November 25. People started drifting towards the Apple Barrel, Robicheaux’s favorite haunt and the bar where he collapsed the night of his [...]

Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses, A Tribute to Sidney Bechet: Live in New Orleans (Independent)

Sidney Bechet’s music and prowess on the soprano saxophone was every bit as powerful, soulful, and inventive as his New Orleans compatriot Louis Armstrong, but Armstrong became the most famous jazz player ever and Bechet became more of cult figure. Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses’ new live recording, A Tribute to Sidney Bechet, is [...]