Women in music in New Orleans are few and far between.
One of my all-time favorite songs is “Everything Must Change,” written by the late vocalist Benard Ighner, that’s been covered so beautifully by singers like Davell Crawford, George Benson, Nina […]
Music business education is key to the success or and establishment of a thriving music industry in New Orleans.
As of Thursday, we’ll be embarking on a journey into the second 50 years of the Jazz Fest’s centennial year…God willing. It started as a foray by the city into […]
I was a teenager living in another state when the first New Orleans Jazz Fest & Heritage Festival was born. Both my parents were born here, but my daddy picked up […]
With the chaos caused by the cancellation of the Stones (Mick’s heart) and then Fleetwood Mac (Stevie’s flu), the Jazz Fest rounded up Widespread Panic, a great band, but one […]
How will the Jazz Fest (booked by Festival Productions New Orleans—FPI) replace the Rolling Stones, now that they’ve cancelled their performance due to Mick Jagger’s heart condition? Huge question. I […]
French Quarter Festival takes over the city’s oldest neighborhood in mid-April every year, and thank goodness it does. With 23 stages of all-local music of all kinds, FQF is a […]
Is New Orleans ready for a music industry in the “Nashville” sense? Producer, A&R Director, musician and Loyola University Music Indsutry instructor Scott Billington gives his perspective.
For a number of years, actually since after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, the character of both the French Quarter Festival (FQF) and the New Orleans Jazz & […]