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In 2013, “Dolo Jazz Suite” events started showing up on Facebook.

[Updated] Red Baraat sometimes gets narrowly defined as making "world" or "ethn

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This year, the Panorama Jazz Band began recording and releasing a song online, free to t

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Musically, Irvin Mayfield often leaves no doubt of his talent, but

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Last night, a clearly rattled, distraught Facebook post (since taken down) announced the death of saxophone player Tim Green.

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Ellis Marsalis contributed a curious, needed moment in Wynton Marsalis' Sunday night show at the Saenger, according to guest reviewer Brian Boyles.

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It’s not clear that the world needed another female vocalist singing jazz standards, and it’s really unclear that New Orleans was underserved in th

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Thursday would have been the 100th birthday for jazz futurist Sun Ra had he lived that l

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When Jon Batiste appeared on Treme as a member of Delmond Lambreaux’s band, it was hard

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This year's Jazz Fest nightlife isn't as jam-heavy as previous years have been.

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During Jazz Fest 2013, Soulive played The Howlin' Wolf as part of the Royal

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HIP Fest was the brain child of New Orleans-based drumm

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[Updated] For New Orleans’ Robin Barnes, life has been exciting since th

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[Updated]  My relationship to Kermit Ruffins' music is co

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I don't get usually involved in genre-definition conversations, partly because when asked what they make, most musicians will say "music" instead o

Cover art for Jason Marsalis' "In a World of Mallets"

In 2010, Jason Marsalis kicked a jazz anthill when he half-jokingly riffed on video about "

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The Open Ears Series has presented weekly improvised music shows for fi

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"Ohhh, I hit a baby deer."

Cover art for Preservation Hall Jazz Band's "St. Peter and 57th"

Last year, Preservation Hall and the jazz band that bears its name celebrated 50 yea

Cover image of the New Orleans Helsinki Connection album Paradise on Earth

Jonathan Lethem goes Dick on The Talking Heads, The New Orleans Helsinki Connection needs some new records, and Graceland's still great even though Paul Simon doesn't get it.

Swedish adventurous jazz combo The Thing collaborated with Neneh Cherry, whose roots in the