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Jazz Fest Minutes
2:23 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Pianist and Former New Orleanian Peter Martin Plays Jazz Fest April 28th and 29th

Pianist Peter Martin – a former New Orleanian who maintains deep ties to the Crescent City – plays Jazz Fest with his trio Saturday, April 28th. He then backs Grammy-winning singer Dianne Reeves at Jazz Fest on Sunday, April 29th.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
7:07 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Clarinetist Ben Schenck and the Panorama Jazz Band Play Jazz Fest Sunday, April 29th

Clarinetist Ben Schenck and the Panorama Jazz Band play an eclectic world of music – from klezmer to beguine, second-line to swing – Sunday, April 29th at Jazz Fest.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:37 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Acclaimed Singer Meschiya Lake and Her Little Big Horns Band Play Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th

Singer Meschiya Lake is one of four New Orleans women up for this year's Big Easy "Best Female Entertainer" Award. Meschiya Lake and her Little Big Horns band play Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th.

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Arts & Culture
1:05 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Bonerama celebrates the trombone

In a city that walks to the beat of a different drum, New Orleans' Bonerama is something different . 

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Jazz Fest Minutes
3:29 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes Leads International Accordion Summit at Jazz Fest Sunday, April 29th

Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes was playing rubboard in Fernest Arceneaux's band Fernest and the Thunders back in the late 1980's - when he had a series of dreams in which he played accordion.  He bought an accordion - and next thing you know - he's leading - and playing accordion in - Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots. Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots host an International Accordion Summit at Jazz Fest Sunday, April 29th...

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Jazz Fest Minutes
11:34 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Big Easy Award-Winning Singer Sasha Masakowski Plays Jazz Fest Friday, April 27th

Sasha Masakowski.

Big Easy Award-winning singer Sasha Masakowski is just back in New Orleans following a four month run at the swank Centro nightclub in the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing – and ready to have big fun at Jazz Fest on Friday, April 27th.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
9:27 am
Tue April 17, 2012

New Orleans Clarinetist and Saxophonist Victor Goines Plays Jazz Fest Sunday, April 29th

Clarinetist and saxophonist Victor Goines is a New Orleans native of great musical accomplishment. A longtime member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, he also fronts his own quartet and quintet, and these days runs the Jazz Studies program at Northwestern University in Chicago. Victor Goines plays Jazz Fest with his outstanding quartet Sunday, April 29th.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
10:08 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Second Generation Afrobeat Bandleader Seun Kuti Plays Jazz Fest April 27th

Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti's youngest son – saxophonist and singer Seun Kuti – was just 15 when he took over the Egypt 80 band after his father's death in 1997.  After struggling for a few years Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 are again touring the world, performing at important festivals and major venues.  They play Jazz Fest Friday, April 27th.

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2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
12:27 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

N.O. Producer Matassa Inducted into Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cosimo Matassa, the recording producer whose New Orleans studio was where Fats Domino recorded his first album "The Fat Man" in 1949, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Matassa was honored over the weekend in Cleveland for his contributions to the evolution of rock and roll.

Other 2012 Hall of Fame inductees included the Beastie Boys, Guns 'n' Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chicago blues guitarist Freddie King.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
2:36 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Grammy-Winning Carolina Chocolate Drops Play Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th

The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Carolina Chocolate Drops singer and banjoist Rhiannon Giddens was preparing for a career in opera when she discovered the rich tradition of African-American string band music and performance in the Piedmont region. She completely changed directions, and co-founded the now Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. The Carolina Chocolate Drops play Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th.

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