Monthly Archives: March 2015

Art dealer’s love of jazz inspires creation of Preservation Hall

Perhaps no single entity has helped keep New Orleans jazz alive into the 21st Century more than Preservation Hall and the band its spawned. Like many great ideas, Preservation Hall started out as a simple solution to an understandable need. … Continue reading

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Tuba players key to NOLA music and the next Gumbo YaYa

I doubt the Census Bureau can tell us where we might find the highest concentration of tuba players, but if it could, I’d guess that New Orleans would be near the top. Just think of all those Second Lines with sousaphone players blasting the beat out over the … Continue reading

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Toussaint infused New Orleans sound into pop music

The French Quarter Festival, which showcases local music, could not have scored a better opening headliner this year than with the hometown artist whose creativity has nurtured the New Orleans sound for over a half century. (Listen to the show … Continue reading

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Five things to know about the New Orleans Jazz Fest

I originally posted this in 2015 but have updated it so the links are still good and the information is relatively ageless. It’s never too late to make plans for Jazz Fest.  If you accept this mission, you will join the … Continue reading

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Vaudeville Etiquette to grace KAOS studio and Gumbo YaYa

Seattle-based Vaudeville Etiquette will perform live in the KAOS studio tomorrow during my radio show.  While a departure from my usual “Music of New Orleans” format, it will be worthwhile. I guarantee it. I’ve been wanting Vaudeville Etiquetee (VE) to … Continue reading

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