aretha franklin photo by lee friedlander

Portraits of musicians often feel as ephemeral as pop songs, not because they lack emotional gravity but because so many convey the same

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Wynton Marsalis’ appearance this on The Washington Post’s podcast “

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[Updated] Tuesday, Wynton Marsalis made news when he asserted that hip-hop is more harmful to African Americans than Co

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There’s a school of cratedigger thought that equates rarity with quality.

adonis rose nojo 7 photo by erika goldring for my spilt milk

The NOJO 7 picked a good night for launch party.

Queens of the Stone Age photo by Erika Goldring for My Spilt Milk

The jam wave that followed Phish’s first appearance at Jazz Fest changed New Orleans’ nightlife during the festival, for years turning i

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On a star power level, this year’s Jazz Fest was soft. Its biggest names play casinos and theaters, not arenas.

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Trombone Shorty’s fest-closing set deserves to be the ritual that th

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler clearly has no plans to grow old gracefully.

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This year’s Jazz Fest has rarely felt urgent, and it ends that way too.

joe dyson photo by greg miles for my spilt milk

Since Joe Dyson was a teenager at NOCCA, he has been one of The Drumme

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Friday at Jazz Fest was a lesson in context.

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Saturday at Jazz Fest ends with Cage the Elephant and Aerosmith opposite each o

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Terrace Martin’s set felt like it was just getting started when he brought it to

jazz fest schedule

For me, the stretch from 12:25 to 5:25 p.m. Friday is what makes a good Jazz Fest.

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In his best days with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), Victor Atkins could

79rs gang photo by greg miles for my spilt milk

This time last year, I reviewed The 79rs Gang at Jazz Fest: 

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The Frenchmen Street swing/trad jazz scene can sometimes feel like it wants to be boldly rooted in tradition, but musical archaeology doesn't fill

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Wednesday night’s highlights in New Orleans include guitarist

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In recent years, Jazz Fest at night has been a jam fest, and that’s certainly going on.