Louis Armstrong’s birthday has been the source of much confusion over the years.
The ‘Late Show’ bandleader and activist is joined by New Orleans’ St. Augustine High School Marching 100 and the Gospel Soul Children on the poignant title track from his forthcoming album.
20 June’s all-star ‘Round Midnight Preserves’ live-stream will provide support to the Preservation Hall Musical Collective, amid COVID-19.
The label’s co-founders, who put Southern hip-hop on the map, are giving back to their hometown amid the COVID-19 crisis.
New Orleans’ station WWOZ will present ‘Jazz Festing In Place’ this weekend and next, featuring 51 years of archival sets from Dr John, Irma Thomas, the Neville Brothers and more.
The star-studded show will also feature Don Was, John Medeski and Ivan Neville, plus members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bonerama and the Radiators.
Fats Domino was a one-off in an industry full of artists who are ‘likes’ and his music as well as inspiring many other performers has given immense pleasure.
Not only was he present at the birth of rock’n’roll, but his ability to straddle R&B and pop led to staggering success, hear the best Fats Domino songs.
An appreciation of the Soul Queen of New Orleans by her longtime collaborator Scott Billington.
The full line-up of artists will perform over the course of two long weekends, first from 23 April to 26 April, and then from 30 April to 3 May.
In November 1975, a 26-year old with an increasingly sophisticated taste for blue-eyed soul unveiled his second solo album.
Before he and brothers Charles, Cyril and Aaron formed the soul-funk group The Neville Brothers in the late 70s, Art founded the pioneering-R&B outfit the Meters.
Bartholomew helped shape the sound of R&B with his recording, writing and production for so many Crescent City artists.
With his imitable style, rollicking piano and Southern drawl, Dr John embodied the spirit of New Orleans.
The line-up will also bring fans performances from Bassnectar, Brandi Carlile, The National, Rezz, Zhu, Young The Giant, Interpol and more.