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JazzSet
2:09 pm
Thu April 14, 2011

Renee Rosnes Quartet On JazzSet

Renee Rosnes performs at the Village Vanguard.
John Rogers for NPR johnrogersnyc.com

In her 20s, Vancouver's Renee Rosnes received a Canada Council of the Arts grant to study jazz in the U.S. High-profile artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson (to name a few) gave her high-powered support. Blue Note Records signed and kept her on the label for more than a decade.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:11 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Renowned Folksinger Arlo Guthrie Plays Jazz Fest Sunday May 1st

New Orleans – From the underground success of "Alice's Restaurant" in the 60's - through his 1972 hit version of "City of New Orleans" - to his current "Journey On" tour - Arlo Guthrie has won fans around the world with his engaging music and manner - and brings what he calls "probably my best band ever" to Jazz Fest on Sunday, May 1st...

To find out more about Arlo Guthrie and his current "Journey On" tour that comes to Jazz Fest on May 1st - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
2:14 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Saxophonist Derek Douget Debuts As A Leader At Jazz Fest Friday April 29th

New Orleans – Saxophonist Derek Douget - who has turned in a lot of outstanding work as a sideman at Jazz Fest through the years - makes his debut there as a leader this year - Friday, April 29th - with a top-notch quintet...

To learn more about Derek Douget - please click here .

For more information about the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:20 pm
Mon April 11, 2011

Great Pianist Mulgrew Miller Plays Jazz Fest April 29th

New Orleans – Mulgrew Miller is one of the finest pianists in music. A native of the Mississippi delta town of Greenwood - Mulgrew Miller returns to Jazz Fest on April 29th - with the Golden Striker Trio - featuring bass great Ron Carter - and outstanding guitarist Russell Malone.

To find out more about Mulgrew Miller - please click here .

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JazzSet
3:26 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

'Two Skirts And A Shirt' On JazzSet

Left to right: Rene Marie, Allan Harris and Carla Cook.
Courtesy of Pat Harris

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 8:39 am

After a sweetly harmonized "Tryin' Times" from 1970 by Donny Hathaway and a rocking version of "Compared to What" by Gene McDaniels ("The president, he got his war / Folks don't know just what it's for"), Rene Marie pauses to ask two questions: "Do you remember when it was not unusual for jazz composers to write about social issues? What happened?" There's a pause, and then Carla Cook says off-mic, "The '80s." The audience hears her and laughs.

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World Cafe
5:00 pm
Thu February 3, 2011

In Memoriam: Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 3:52 pm

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died Wednesday. In 2011, he stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

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JazzSet
2:27 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Mario Pavone And Orange Double Tenor On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu January 5, 2012 2:17 pm

On a Sunday afternoon during their honeymoon in November 1961, Mario Pavone and his bride Mary drove from Connecticut to New York, to a club date that would be documented on a pivotal album. John Coltrane: Live at the Village Vanguard featured the saxophonist's expanding group with Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, with music so powerful that Pavone — an aspiring bassist — could not let it go. When Coltrane died in July 1967, Pavone made his move. He quit his job and drove again to New York, to the funeral.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
9:13 am
Fri April 30, 2010

Great Composer And Saxophonist Wayne Shorter Plays Jazz Fest May 2nd

New Orleans – Great composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter - and his top-notch quartet - which includes Danilo Perez/piano, John Patitucci/bass, and Brian Blade/drums - play Jazz Fest Sunday, May 2nd.

To find out more about Wayne SHorter and his music - please click here .

To learn more about the 41st Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented by Shell - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
8:41 am
Thu April 29, 2010

Legendary Singer/Songwriter Richie Havens Plays Jazz Fest Sunday, May 2nd

New Orleans – Richie Havens' improvised "Freedom" was a benchmark moment at Woodstock - and more than 40 years later - he's still making memorable music. Richie Havens plays Jazz Fest Sunday, May 2nd.

To find out more about Richie Havens and his music - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
8:35 am
Tue April 27, 2010

Louisiana Drummer and Composer Brian Blade Brings His Fellowship Band To Jazz Fest May 1st

New Orleans – Brian Blade is one of the most in-demand drummers in music - a regular colleague of such top artists as Wayne Shorter and Joni Mitchell - and a fine composer who has led his Fellowship Band since 1998.

To learn more about Brian Blade and his music - please click here .

For more information about the 41st Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented by Shell - please click here .

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