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Patrick Melon / Melon the Scribe

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat with saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. about Xavier University's Campus Jazz Festival and more. Then, the Data Center's Allison Plyer discusses findings from their newest report, The Prosperity Index: Tricentennial Edition

American Routes Shortcuts: Sonny Rollins

Apr 27, 2018
Sonny Rollins
American Routes

In celebration of the long running New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, we feature Sonny Rollins, who has performed at the festival various times since 1977. The master tenor saxophonist has been at it over half a century. Sonny was born Walter Theodore Rollins in 1930 and grew up in Harlem.  His brother and sister were classically trained musicians, but Sonny turned to jazz early -- by his twenties he was playing tenor sax with Bud Powell, then Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk.

Infrogmation of New Orleans

Jazz Fest is almost here, along with the annual festivities that go on in the Fairgrounds neighborhood. While there are strict rules about what people can sell outside of the festival, there is a whole economy that exists just beyond the gates. You can have an experience at Jazz Fest without even going in. Producers Kelley Crawford and Sarah Holtz head to the fest to discover what goes on outside the gates of the Fairgrounds. 

Jazz Fest 2018 Contest Rules

Mar 8, 2018

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Poppy receiving a "beard award" from Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes.
Reggie Morris / Louisiana Eats

On this week’s show, we’re taking you behind the scenes of the Jazz & Heritage Festival! 

The amazing array of food is one of the many things that sets Jazz Fest apart from all other festivals. We start off by visiting with our own house band, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. They’ve just wrapped up a recording session for their newest album, Sketch. The band shares some of their Jazz Fest gig memories with us, along with the meals they enjoy off the stage.

Michael P. Smith Collection / The Historic New Orleans Collection

This week on All Things New Orleans, we're highlighting the woman behind the early production of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Allison Miner. Cultural anthropologist Helen Regis and Rachel Lyons, archivist for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, recall Miner's life and her impact on festival. 

Then, we'll share the latest episode of the Listening Post and another story from Bring Your Own

Crawfish Monica is one of the classic tastes of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Ian McNulty

The food served up around the Fair Grounds each year at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival isn’t typical event food. It is specifically Jazz Fest food. It rarely changes and as a result Jazz Fest regulars anticipate and crave certain dishes each year as part of their festival experience.

New Orleans Museum of Art

The New Orleans Museum of Art is set to open a showing of paintings done by one of the world’s most famous singer-songwriters.  It’s timed to coincide with the start of Jazz Fest.

George Wein, seated, worked with different music experts to guarantee that the Jazz Fest lineup was stylistically diverse.
Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.

Jazz Fest creator George Wein was a pianist and professor of jazz studies at Boston University when he organized the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954. He scored another hit with the Newport Folk Festival and became a sought after concert promoter.

When officials from New Orleans wanted him to produce a festival in the Crescent City, George knew he wanted to do it, but encountered some obstacles along the way.

July 19, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten

Jul 29, 2013

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