►Full Article on: With its ever-growing audience and notoriety, New Orleans’ beloved Jazz Fest has gone through a great deal of musical expansion, for better or for worse. The selection of artists performing under the Jazz Tent each year shows that the festival, on top of valuing the forms of jazz deeply rooted in … More [OffBeat] Fest Focus: Lee Konitz
View Article on OffBeat.com As part of their tour in France, the Hot 8 Brass Band joined forces with a local New Orleans-themed brass band and members of a youth music program for a performance at the Festival Villes des Musiques du Monde in Aubervilliers, outside of Paris on Sunday, November 6. In 2013, the … More Hot 8 Brass Band Performs with Youth Music Program in Paris
View Article on OffBeat.com Artist Henry Lipkis’ second line mural, located at Saint Claude Avenue and Franklin Avenue, is now complete after nearly a year of work. The massive art piece, titled “Third Line,” covers a 150-foot-long, 35-foot-tall wall. It depicts members of the community who all play different roles in a traditional New Orleans second line.
Jason Marsalis, Christian Scott Put The Jazz In Jazz Fest Opening Day Every now and again you hear a grumpy jazz-head complain about the Jazz Fest not really being about jazz anymore; and with main headliners including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole and Flo Rida, there’s a case to be made … More Jazz Fest 2016: First Weekend Reviews
OffBeat Magazine‘s yearly Jazz Fest Bible features a large preview of New Orleans’ most prized event, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that will take place during the last weekend of April and first weekend of May of 2016.
View article on OffBeat.com On Saturday, April 16, the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans opened its doors for a unique show, welcoming the Chick Corea & Béla Fleck Duo. A couple of days prior to the show, I had the opportunity to speak with Béla Fleck on the phone. Béla Fleck is one … More Interview: Béla Fleck Opens Up About His Duo With Chick Corea
(Photo by Caitlyn Ridenour) View article on OffBeat.com Musicians and protesters gathered in front of the Lakefront Airport on Friday, March 4, to speak out against the Donald Trump Rally. Protesters met in the area before starting a second line that led the group down Stars and Stripes Boulevard to the airport. Different … More Trumpets Trump Drumpf