New Orleans transplant drops his debut release

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Jamison Ross pulls off a stunner with his debut release, Jamison, on the highly-regarded Concord Jazz label. He will celebrate

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HAROLD BATTISTE October 28, 1931 – June 19, 2015

Music icon and educator, Harold Battiste dies at age 83

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Keeping the music alive” remained the core of Harold Battiste’s philosophical outlook on life and manifested itself in all of

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By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Terence Blanchard featuring E-Collective Breathless (Blue Note) Terence Blanchard’s trumpet blasts off this album with one of jazz-funk’s most memorable and significant tunes, vocalist Les McCann’s and saxophonist Eddie Harris’ ...
Thursdays in Big Easy is all about Jazz
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Trumpeter Christian Scott totally embraces the concept of paying it forward. Now an internationally acclaimed jazz musician, the New Orleans native remembers those veteran musicians who took ...
Water Markers by Dedeaux, is a feature of the ‘Ten Years Gone’ exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art as the city prepares to observe the Tenth Anniversary of Katrina
NOMA’s ‘Ten Years Gone’ reflects on Katrina’s 10th Anniv.
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Ten Years Gone, an art exhibition marking the 10th anniv­ersary of Hurricane Katrina, will be on display from now until September 7 at the New Orleans Museum ...
Live music in Crescent City makes ‘hump day’ much more bearable
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer There have been an increasing number of locale-oriented, day-oriented music events that keep mid-week in New Orleans lively. Wednesdays at the Square, presented in the ...
Cajun-Zydeco Festival set for Armstrong Park this weekend
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Music, like life, goes through transformations. As musical genius Quincy Jones wrote, “Everything must change, nothing stays the same.” Thankfully some folks hold on to traditions while ...
SWAC baseball tourney held in N.O. draws small crowd, critics cite lack of publicity
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Last Sunday, May 17, Texas Southern swamped Southern University, 10-0, in the championship game of the SWAC baseball tournament in New Orleans. And while SU coach Roger Cador ...
Negro League legend to be inducted in N.O. Professional Baseball Hall of Fame
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer New Orleans University graduate and Negro Leagues legend Dave Malarcher on June 6 will become the second local segregation-era African-American figure inducted into the New Orleans ...
Musical Notes of interest in and around the Big Easy
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Trombone Shorty By Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews Illustrated by Bryan Collier (Abrams Books for Young Readers) “This is a story about music,” writes Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews in this warmly told, ...

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