My last days of Jazz Fest were as odd as the days themselves.
The 50 percent chance of rain for the day is not encouraging, but schedule for Saturday at Jazz Fest makes the gamble worth it.
Everything is relative. At a Lollapalooza or a rock festival, Red Hot Chili Peppers are funky. At Jazz Fest, they’re a rock band.
Today, Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective play the Zatarain's/WWOZ Jazz Tent
It’s hard to know what to think of Mardi Gras Indians in 2016.
Jazz Fest 2016 began with Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys, Thibodeaux dressed for Saturday night on Friday morning.
[Updated] Yesterday, we looked at the impact of playing Jazz Fest o
Pearl Jam will play Jazz Fest Saturday (Acura Stage, 4:30 p.m.), and the band was schedule
Photographer Patrick Ainsworth was busy during Jazz Fest and the nights during it.
[Updated] Sunday afternoon, country singer Kacey Musgraves
[Updated] The attendance Saturday at Jazz Fest wasn’t a record despite the speculation of some outlets, which gives tho
Thursday was a true locals day, with short, friendly lines, and shows you could get close to if you wanted.
After looking forward to a day of discoveries at Jazz Fest Friday, I ended up missing both Paloma Faith and Gurrumul. I hope to do better Saturday. Last year The Soul Rebels played one of my favorite sets, so I look foward to them and Big Freedia, the latter because bounce artists rarely do more than 20 minutes on their own, so I want to see if Freedia can make a full show out of the sound.
Davell Crawford has a history of being flighty, but I'm hopeful for his tribute to Fats Domino. Crawford's a dazzling pianist, but Fats' songs call less for techincal acompishment than commitment to Domino's directness.
Although Taj Mahal remains on the schedule, he's out due to illness. Big Sam's Funky nation was rained out last week, so he'll take Mahal's spot.
Make sure you drop in Economy Hall at some point. I often grab my first bite of the day there and put on sunscreen, and that served me well yesterday when I lucked in Tom Sancton's band. Tomorrow I expect I'll hear Connie Jones over breakfast.
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell resumes its second weekend t
[Updated] “I’m kind of a tinkerer,” explains The Mulligan Brothers
When Luke Winslow-King released his second Bloodshot Records album, Everlasting Arms, we talked about his relationship to the blues.
Even with the best-intentioned audiences, The Wee Trio changes its set to play fest
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will close the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fes
To the surprise of nobody who noticed a gap in the routing for The Who’s North American tour, The Who will be one of the headliners in this year’s
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell starts Friday, and we’re cove
Seminal hip-hop outfit Public Enemy was not always the media darling it is today.
Today, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell held its annual one mo