The one-stop for all of our coverage of New Orleans' Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell, and the music at night in the clubs.

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Jon Batiste

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell starts Friday, so much of our next two weeks here at My Spilt Milk will be dedicated to previews or coverage of shows that will take place at the Fair Grounds or in the clubs at night. 

We have a pretty ambitious slate of stories coming up as you can see below, and these aren’t all that we have planned. On Thursday night this week and Wednesday night next week, we’ll post our downloadable daily schedules with our picks for each day color-coded on to the grids. I download it to my iPhone and use it instead a paper schedule.

We’ll also be active on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, so you’ll know what we know when we learn it, and you can keep track of our coverage through our social media, by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, or by returning to this page, where each story will be linked once it’s live.

Wednesday, April 19

Lorde, Nas and The Soul Rebels

Mon, Apr 24

My Spilt Milk Podcast on Pete Fountain: Pop Culture Icon
My Spilt Milk at Jazz Fest

Tuesday, April 25

Travers Geoffray

Wednesday, April 26

Jon Batiste on the Value of Loneliness

Thursday, April 27

The Milky Way with Boyfriend
The Weekend’s Schedules and Highlights at Jazz Fest

Friday, April 28

DJ Shub

Saturday, April 29

Friday at Jazz Fest reviewed
New Breed Brass Band

Sunday, April 30

Saturday at Jazz Fest reviewed
Southside Johnny
Backup Planet at Gasa Gasa

Monday, May 1

Sunday at Jazz Fest reviewed
Judith Owen
My Spilt Milk Podcast with Boyfriend

Tuesday, May 2

Motel Radio

Wednesday, May 3

Royal Teeth
King Britt's Sister Gertrude Morgan at Three Keys

Thursday, May 4

The Weekend’s Schedules and Highlights at Jazz Fest
Dale Watson
PJ Morton

Friday, May 5

Thursday at Jazz Fest reviewed
The Milky Way with Leyla McCalla
Kamasi Washington
San Fermin
The revised and updated Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans by John Broven reviewed

Saturday, May 6

Friday at Jazz Fest reviewed
Nicholas Payton
Miss Sophie Lee

Sunday, May 7 

Saturday at Jazz Fest reviewed

Monday, May 8

Sunday at Jazz Fest reviewed

Tuesday, May 9

Last Call for Jazz Fest 2017

We were a little ambitious this year and didn't get everything written that we planned. Over the course of the next week or two, we'll finish what we planned on. We'll have reviews of the new album from The Meyers--the funk band featuring alumni from the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars--as well as albums by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sweet Crude, King James and the Special Men, Chloe Feoranzo and Tom McDermott, The Deslondes, Flow Tribe, Naughty Professor, and Aurora Nealand. We'll present Sarah Quintana's Milky Way soon, and we'll flesh out the stories we did on PJ Morton and Nicholas Payton. The festival may be over, but the records remain worthy of consideration, and the stories deserve to be more completely told.