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Satchmo SummerFest 2019: Stage schedules and map

Satchmo SummerFest Presented by Chevron returns Friday, August 2 and runs through Sunday, August 4. Click here for a PDF of the stage schedules and festival map, or click on […]

Masters of Louisiana Music: Dave Bartholomew

Born: December, 24, 1918, Edgard, Louisiana Died: June 23, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana Without Dave Bartholomew’s production, songs and band, Fats Domino would’ve never guaranteed New Orleans’ spot on the […]

A Resident Englishman: Clive Wilson talks about his jazz journey from London to New Orleans

  Preservation Hall proprietor Larry Borenstein once remarked to Clive Wilson that the New Orleans jazz scene has always had a “resident Englishman.” In his new memoir, Time of My […]

Tony Jackson: The man of a thousand songs.

  Now known as the most innocent of standards, “Pretty Baby” is really an artifact from the heyday of Storyville. And it’s virtually all that survives from the career of […]

Two Japanese jazz musicians travelled 7,000 miles to find a home in New Orleans

  Haruka Kikuchi grew up in Tokyo: a big city girl with a background in classical music. Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji is from Osaka; his mother started teaching him piano when […]

Like a Cobra in the Dark: A conversation with Alex McMurray

  Alex McMurray is rightfully recognized as a great guitarist and singer-songwriter, but beyond that he is also a tremendous navigator of the New Orleans music scene. Besides being a […]

Moving and Grooving: Joshua Gouzy is fostering friendships in a dozen of bands

  A member of 11 New Orleans bands, Joshua Gouzy gigs at least seven days a week. The bassist also founded one of those bands, the New Orleans Catahoulas. Specializing in […]

Dave Bartholomew Memorial

    The day after the massive funeral and second line for Dr. John, even as WWOZ was continuing its unprecedented marathon of Dr. John programming, the radio station broke […]

A Lasting Legacy: Scott Aiges and his wife Lisanne are leaving New Orleans for Denver

Scott Aiges, the first “official” Times-Picayune music writer; band manager; entrepreneur; organizer of multiple events around the city; former director of the New Orleans Music Office; and most currently an […]

The Rolling Stones American Tour in 1981 set a record that would stand for 33 years

It’s the Summer of ’81 and Keith Richards, attired in a black bomber jacket, black t-shirt, black jeans and blue suede boots, strides into the rural Massachusetts recording studio basement—Long […]