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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: Rhiannon Giddens

SUNDAY, APRIL 24—BLUES TENT, 3:50 P.M.   Rhiannon Giddens may have pivoted to a solo career in recent years, but solo doesn’t always mean what it’s supposed to in the […]

In-Between Festivals: Non-Stop Music

A lot of out-of-towners have a hard time picking which weekend of Jazz Fest is right for them. After painstakingly combing through the daily lineups to figure out which half […]

Earphunk: Pheeling Based

Earphunk is growing and evolving. So is their following.   There are no bigger shoes for a New Orleans jam band to fill than those of beloved swamp-rock outfit the […]

Jam Cruise: A Festival Junkie’s Dream

There really is no place like Jam Cruise.   Jam Cruise is essentially Jazz Fest on a boat. Or maybe it’s Mardi Gras on boat. Or Frenchmen Street on a […]

Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste

As a founding member of The Meters and a pioneer of the syncopated drumming style, Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste has earned a well-deserved reputation as a veritable forefather of funk. Few […]

Armstrong House honors Dr. John and Cyril Neville

New York City’s Louis Armstrong House Museum will honor New Orleans musicians Dr. John and Cyril Neville at this year’s annual gala. The event will take place at Capitale on […]

Voodoo Rules

The Voodoo Experience has been in a constant state of evolution since it first hit the New Orleans scene back in 1999. From its first incarnation as a single day […]