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Henry Butler

by The Staff October 1, 2015


  Blinded by glaucoma at birth, this acclaimed keyboard “magician” has been playing the piano since he was six years old; he was arranging, composing, and performing professionally as early as 12. Heavily influenced by his ...

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Jazz Bard

by B.A. Nilsson July 10, 2014


  It’s party time in New Orleans--but wasn’t it always during that city’s fabled era as the wellspring of jazz? As a motley set of white-clad instrumentalists strikes up a rousing “Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives ...

Shakespeare & Company

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

by The Staff January 9, 2014


  Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews has come a long way since his major-label debut in 2010. Standout sets on the festival circuit catapulted the New Orleans funkateer to the cover of Downbeat and a fleet of ...

The Egg

Louisiana Sampler

by The Staff March 28, 2013


  Troy’s Collar Works Gallery is serving it up New Orleans-style with its latest exhibit, Louisiana Sampler. The exhibition is a showcase for artists associated with The Front, a post-Katrina collective devoted to “DIY determinism” and ...

Collar Works Gallery

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

by The Staff February 6, 2013

  Credited with revolutionizing the New Orleans band style, Dirty Dozen Brass Band have made their name by taking the flagship music of the bayou and infusing sounds from funk and bebop. The group of musicians first ...

Picotte Recital Hall

Wicked Knee

by Ali Hibbs May 19, 2011

Until rising rent and pressure from New York City’s “Quality of Life Task Force” forced the doors closed in 2007, Tonic was the lower-east-side proving ground for downtown jazz, a scene that thrived on experimentation ...

Club Helsinki