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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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Jazz Fest Minutes
8:48 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Great New Orleans Pianist Ellis Marsalis Plays Jazz Fest Sunday May 2nd

New Orleans – Great New Orleans pianist, composer and educator Ellis Marsalis - who started in music as a clarinetist and saxophonist - began the transition to the keyboard one night at the legendary Dew Drop Inn...

To find out more about Ellis Marsalis 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
4:57 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

New Orleans Singer/Songwriter Theresa Andersson Plays Jazz Fest Sunday, April 25th

New Orleans – New Orleans singer/songwriter - and 21st Century one-woman band - Theresa Andersson -celebrates the release of a new DVD Saturday night, April 24th at Le Petit Theater - and plays Jazz Fest Sunday, April 25th.

To find out more about Theresa Andersson - and the new DVD - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
6:45 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

La Divina Gelateria Debuts At Jazz Fest

New Orleans – La Divina Gelateria debuts as a food vendor at this year's Jazz Fest - with a booth near the Gentilly Stage serving 8 flavors daily - and a freezer on a tricycle dispensing 2 flavors near the Jazz Tent.

To find out more about La Divina Gelateria - 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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Jazz Fest Minutes
8:45 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Big Easy Award-Winning Singer Sasha Masakowski Plays Jazz Fest May 2nd

New Orleans – Singer Sasha Masakowski - a recent UNO Jazz Studies graduate - and Big Easy Award winner - joins her father Steve - and brother Martin - for a Jazz Fest performance with their band Nova NOLA - Sunday, May 2nd.

For more information about Sasha Masakowski - please click here .

To learn more about Nova NOLA - please click here .

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