New Orleans Jazz



New Orleans Sunday Jazz Brunch

New Orleans Sunday Jazz Brunch

September 2, 2016
A British journalist coined the word “brunch” in 1895, describing it as a Sunday repast for “Saturday night carousers.” New Orleans has no shortage of carousers every night of the week, and we take brunch to another level by adding music to the menu. Following are five great…

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New Orleans Jazz Preservation Hall

New Orleans Jazz Preservation Hall

August 25, 2016
Front door of the Preservation Hall Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to preserve, perpetuate, and protect traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band (the Preservation Hall Jazz Band), a record label, and a non-profit organization, Preservation…

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Jazz clubs in New Orleans

Jazz clubs in New Orleans

August 21, 2016
Jazz was born in New Orleans, with roots that reach back to Congo Square, where enslaved Africans in the colonial era were allowed to congregate on Sundays to dance and share songs. It began to take form as we know it in the parlors of Storyville, on the streets where brass…

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Jazz New Orleans tonight

Jazz New Orleans tonight

August 6, 2016
Every Friday night from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. enjoy two hours of the best jazz of the last 70 years — with a strong accent on New Orleans. Award-winning producer and host Fred Kasten has programmed and presented great jazz on the radio for over 32 years, nearly 30 of those…

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Early New Orleans Jazz

Early New Orleans Jazz

August 4, 2016
Buddy Bolden s Band 1905 Photo Hogan Jazz Archives Even before jazz, for most New Orleanians, music was not a luxury as it often is elsewhere–it was a necessity. Throughout the nineteenth century, diverse ethnic and racial groups — French, Spanish, and African, Italian…

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Jazz Fest New Orleans 2015 Tickets

Jazz Fest New Orleans 2015 Tickets

July 19, 2016
Sync Up 2016 The Sync Up Conference, held during Jazz Fest at NOMA in City Park, is New Orleans’ top forum for entertainment industry leaders, covering music, film and digital media from the perspective of independent artists. Sync Up is free but requires pre-registration…

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New Orleans Jazz Funerals

New Orleans Jazz Funerals

July 3, 2016
New Orleans is a city of parades, most famously the Mardi Gras processions that roll down the wide boulevards of St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street during Carnival season, but in all the seasons and in every neighborhood there are jazz funerals and parades known as second…

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New Orleans Jazz Historical Park

New Orleans Jazz Historical Park

April 22, 2016
New Orleans is universally considered to be the birthplace of the uniquely American brand of music known as Jazz. From the dance halls of South Rampart Street and the cribs of the Storyville red light district in the late 19th and early 20th centuries came a musical mix…

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New Orleans Jazz standards

New Orleans Jazz standards

October 14, 2012
Jazz music, which had originated in New Orleans in the early 1900s, began to spread throughout the country by the late ‘teens. As more employment opportunities opened up in the North, especially in Chicago and the Midwest, both black and white musicians from New Orleans…

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New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 lineup

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 lineup

April 11, 2015
Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues has announced their full lineup for the main stage at JazzFest 2013! Dr. John and the North Mississippi Allstars will be headlining along with Sheryl Crow on the main stage. The generous donation from Midcontinent Communications has made the Sheryl…

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New Orleans Jazz Venues

New Orleans Jazz Venues

June 24, 2014
For audio-visual stimulation, there’s no place that does it better than Gasa Gasa on Freret St. This venue is part-owned by a drummer and boasts the coolest paint job of any club in New Orleans. Once you’re inside, it only gets better where you’ll find an acoustically fine-tuned…

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New Orleans Jazz hat

New Orleans Jazz hat

April 16, 2014
I must confess, it s become a bit of a tradition for me to buy a hat every year at the festival. (Please, don t tell my husband) Some of the best finds, in my opinion, are by the Congo Square Stage, but there are plenty of treasures to be found at the Contemporary Craft…

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New Orleans Jazz station

New Orleans Jazz station

June 9, 2015
We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. We will continue to work diligently to realize the vision of a truly global Pandora, but for…

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History of Jazz in New Orleans

History of Jazz in New Orleans

May 31, 2015
Did you know that jazz was born in the United States? Did you know that the drum set was invented by jazz musicians? Did you know that the word cool and hip were originally jazz terms? Join us in learning more about the history of jazz from its birth in New Orleans…

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New Orleans Jazz History

New Orleans Jazz History

June 30, 2015
By: Ian McNulty Top to bottom: Buddy Bolden; Sidney Bechet; Bunk Johnson New Orleans has always been different, complex and intriguing, so it’s fitting that jazz, the musical style the city created and gave to the world, should follow the same tune. Jazz is a byproduct of…

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Live Jazz New Orleans

Live Jazz New Orleans

June 6, 2015
I knew that with Derrick out the team was going to need someone to step up and that s what I tried to do,Booker said. That s how I play. I just try to play hard and I try to bring the energy and just let everyone else take the lead. Davis was sensational with 36 points…

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YouTube New Orleans Jazz

YouTube New Orleans Jazz

October 15, 2014
Music Vault on YouTube features a slew of New Orleans musicians So this launched three months ago but it s worth noting that music fans the world over have a new way to waste hours of their time online thanks to theMusic Vault YouTube Channel. With over 145, videos of live…

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Best Jazz clubs New Orleans

Best Jazz clubs New Orleans

December 14, 2014
By Local Expert Hadi Ktiri Amidst all of the sweat, sound, bright lights and gyration, there is a special moment where time briefly stops. That’s New Orleans. Inside a dark club people spin, twist and jump around to the Dixieland sounds of the band on stage. Suddenly, in…

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