Tag Archives: Jon Cleary

Your 2017 New Orleans Music Buying Guide Part 1

This is my fourth annual Buying Guide so named so you’ll be encouraged to give the gift of music. To hear the music click on this week’s show and then read about it below. Links to all the bands are … Continue reading

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Jon Cleary to funk it up at Jazz Alley Monday

Jon Cleary brings a unique version of the New Orleans sound to the Northwest, steeped in tradition and yet wholly fresh, when he performs at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle this Monday, February 8. Cleary’s latest album, GoGo Juice, has … Continue reading

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Your 2015 New Orleans Music Buying Guide – Part 1

Here’s Part One of my survey of New Orleans (and nearby) releases for 2015 worthy of your attention. I’ve played this music on Sweeney’s Gumbo YaYa and I’ll play them a lot more through the rest of this month. So many good releases, … Continue reading

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New Orleans is a homing beacon to musicians worldwide

If Taylor Smith was a moth, New Orleans would be the light. And that light is shining bright for a lot of musicians, young and old, who have found their muse in New Orleans. The Roamin’ Jasmine‘s bandleader initially visited … Continue reading

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New Orleans and the piano – A good team.

As part of my ongoing education on New Orleans music, I’ve been reading about the use of the piano in New Orleans music. (Please note: I’m not a real musician but I operate a CD player at home) While the piano … Continue reading

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