Music community’s tributes to Trumpet Black Hill: Outpourings of love and respect

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer When vocalist/trombonist Glen David Andrews and the New Breed Brass Band perform at this Thursday’s (May 21) edition of the

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Youth vocal competition seeks new talent

The New Orleans Opera Association announced last week the creation of an annual youth vocal competition for all Louisiana high school students. The competition is

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New Orleans’ ‘Mother of Music’ being honored
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Local artists will honor a staple of the city’s gospel community later this month at an annual gathering of the South­ern General Mis­sionary Baptist Chur­ch Assoc­ia­tion. For ...
TRAVIS ‘TRUMPET BLACK’ HILL August 7, 1987 – May 4, 2015
Trumpeter, Travis Hill dies from dental infection
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill was a genuine rising star in his hometown of New Orleans and was quickly gaining world-wide attention. The trumpeter and vocalist, who was ...
Jazz Fest’s second weekend reviews
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer After the first Jazz Fest weekend, the talk — apart from musical performances — was all about the stormy weather. Following the Fest’s second weekend – again ...
James Andrews with members of his horn section - Roger Lewis, Craig Klein, Stephen Walker and Greg Hicks.
Jazz Fest’s First Weekend in review
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Okay, yes it rained. More accurately it stormed with some voracity on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Oh, if the torrential downpour could have held off just ...
Jazz Fest’s Second Weekend: Encore performances on tap
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer To paraphrase an old, often expressed saying, the second, four-day weekend of Jazz Fest should be undertaken as a “marathon not a sprint.” “Must See” artists on ...
A perfect blend of local and national artists
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It seems amazing that the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will celebrate its 46th anniversary in 2015. The two-weekend event, which takes place at the New ...
Before Jazz Fest, there was the Afro-American Arts Festival
Before Jazz Fest, there was the Afro-American Arts Festival
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Beginning in February 1968, before “Negro History Week” eventually became Black History Month, the Dillard University group African Americans for Progress helmed the “Afro-American Arts Festival,” ...
Live at Jazz Fest 2015 and on CD
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Hearing a musician live at Jazz Fest often spurs on the desire to relive the musical experience and share it with friends. Here are a couple of ...

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