New Orleans jazz funerals — A joyous tradition

By Mary LaCoste Contributing Writer Ernie K-Doe was laid to rest in style. He was known for recording the hit Rhythm & Blues single “Mother

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Music to their ears — New push for arts education in New Orleans

By George White Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — In the years following Hurricane Katrina, a rigorous back-to-basics education reform movement all but

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Creator of the ‘Cosimo sound’ dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer As the engineer at his J&M Recording Studio, Cosimo Matassa is rightly credited for being at the center of creating the “New Orleans sound” ...
Tough Thursday Night decisions
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer New Orleans is known for getting a jump start on weekends — the traffic at 3 o’clock on Friday afternoons looks more like five or six ...
The heartbeat of New Orleans – Jazz, Blues and Gospel
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Derek Douget is solid on New Orleans’ jazz scene but usually in the role of sideman. The saxophonist performs at Snug Harbor every Friday night with pianist ...
Renown saxophonist, Tim Green, dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Even in a city where musicians are known to flow easily between a range of styles, Tim Green stood out. The saxophonist who blew with sincere spirituality, ...
Trumpeter, Warren B. ‘Porgy’ Jones dies at age 74
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer From the time he was a youngster growing up in the French Quarter, Porgy Jones was involved in New Orleans music and culture. “Music was all around ...
Jazz, brass, marching bands roll this week
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Fall is in the air. No, not temperature-wise but music-wise. On Thursday, September 4, 2014, the much-anticipated 6th edition of the popular series Jazz in the ...
Rebirth Brass Band – Move Your Body and Spread the Love
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “We had a lot of fans before but now it’s ridiculous — in a good way,” exclaims Rebirth Brass Band tuba man and co-leader Phil Frazier. He’s ...
New Labor Day tradition taking root in New Orleans
Labor Day Weekend in New Orleans has often been associated with the start of a new school year, family reunions and end-of-the summer barbecues. But if one fledgling group of ...

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