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Fest Focus: Lee Konitz

THURSDAY, MAY 4—WWOZ JAZZ TENT, 2:55 P.M. With its ever-growing audience and notoriety, New Orleans’ beloved Jazz Fest has gone through a great deal of musical expansion, for better or […]

Fest Focus: Lake Street Dive

FRIDAY, MAY 5—GENTILLY STAGE, 2:05 P.M. Lake Street Dive has earned quite the following in recent years with a modern take on the old-school pop sounds of the ’50s and […]

Fest Focus: Gregg Martinez

FRIDAY, MAY 5—FAIS DO-DO STAGE, 1:20 P.M. Gregg Martinez, the powerhouse swamp pop vocalist from Cajun country, inspires audiences through his big, emotional performances of classic soul and rhythm-and-blues. “I’m […]

Fest Focus: Kim Carson

FRIDAY, APRIL 28—LAGNIAPPE STAGE, 4:20 P.M. If you don’t always see Kim Carson in New Orleans, that’s because she spends part of her year out of the country: She’s in […]

Fest Focus: The Iguanas

THURSDAY, MAY 4—FAIS DO-DO STAGE, 2:55 P.M. If you want to give your visiting friends one of those quintessential New Orleans music experiences, just take them to the Circle Bar […]

Fest Focus: The Revealers

FRIDAY, APRIL 28—CONGO SQUARE STAGE, 11:20 A.M. “We’re in New Orleans, man.” According to leader Chris “DeRoc” DeBose, that explains a lot about the Revealers—including their hanging onto a recognizable […]

Fest Focus: Geri Allen

GERI ALLEN: THE ERROLL GARNER JAZZ PROJECT FRIDAY, APRIL 22—ZATARAIN’S WWOZ JAZZ TENT, 4:10 P.M.   In the world of jazz, much is made of the company one keeps. By […]

Fest Focus: Cary Hudson

CARY HUDSON & THE PINEY WOOD PLAYERS FRIDAY, APRIL 29—LAGNIAPPE STAGE, 3 P.M.   “It’s about sex,” Cary Hudson confesses about the meaning behind his tune “Local Honey.” “Like everything […]

Fest Focus: Sharon Jones

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS FRIDAY, APRIL 22—BLUES TENT, 5:45 P.M.   “They got a lot of singers coming out today that say they do R&B, soul and funk,” […]

Fest Focus: The Suffers

THURSDAY, APRIL 28—CONGO SQUARE STAGE, 4:10 P.M.   The Suffers, a formidable ten-piece soul gang from Houston, Texas, are having a hell of a year. Their self-titled February full-length debut […]