It’s not often that a new star emerges on the international music scene with a fully formed and personal vision expressed through contemporary rhythms and musical eloquence, but such is the case with Paula Santoro.
A star of the concert stage, musical theater, and Brazilian television, Santoro’s grasp of the modern Brazilian musical vernacular is as complete as her deep understanding of artistic expression.
On her latest release, Mar do Meu Mundo (The Sea In My World), Santoro’s compelling and sophisticated vocal abilities shine brightly in a series of thematically linked compositions interpreted through dance floor-ready, jazz-based arrangements.
As the music community eagerly awaits the first national label release from our homegrown stars, they are teasing us with a new song and a cool new video.
The band, led by singer/songwriter and guitarist Alynda Lee Segarra, has had a meteoric rise from their humble beginnings just a few years back. A new chapter starts February 11, 2014 when ATO Records, the home of Dave Matthews, Alabama Shakes, Drive-By Truckers, and My Morning Jacket, releases Small Town Heroes.
A few telling measures of their success—their first Jazz Fest performance was on the tiny, hidden-in-the-grandstand Lagniappe stage. Their next was the opening act on the massive Acura stage. This past summer, they impressed the notoriously picky crowd at the Newport Folk Festival.
Join the fine folks from the MotherShip Foundation, organizers of the Mid City Bayou Boogaloo, tomorrow evening at The Pearl Wine Co. in the American Can Company for a benefit to re-tree Bayou St. John. Ed Volker and Trio Mollusc are the musical entertainment.
The fundraiser and auction benefits the Restore the Bayou Canopy Campaign, an effort to replace the Bayou St. John oak trees lost to Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac. Tickets, which include wine and food, are $50 for individuals or $75 per couple—with one hundred percent of the proceeds benefiting the Restore the Bayou Canopy Campaign.
Two days after the fundraiser, the MotherShip Foundation will plant three large live oaks along Bayou St. John, made possible by funds generated from the annual Mid City Bayou Boogaloo, Office Ready, and other supporters.
Bands travel through New Orleans all the time en route to festivals east and west of us. Tonight, the Latin/ soul/ funk band from Austin makes a stop on their way to the Bear Creek Music Festival in Florida.
Brownout has been together for eight years. The band’s musical journey began as a revolt against the Mexican cumbias and Tejano music of their hometown. They recently released their third album called, Oozy.
Opting instead to immerse themselves in the worlds of Sly Stone, James Brown, and Mandrill, they were nurtured by soulful staccato drums, deep-in-the-pocket guitar riffs, and bawdy bass lines, elements that would provide the overriding arch for their sundry musical explorations.
Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro is the place to be Saturday night for a meeting of minds between two esoteric performers that have mined the world for musical inspiration. Sets are at 8 and 10 PM.
Though they may appear to come from different places and different generations, McDermott and Parks have both developed a fascination with the music of the African diaspora. They are performing to celebrate the release of McDermott’s latest collection, Bamboula, which was curated by Parks.
World music in the 21st century is usually expected to jump with chiming electric guitars and funky rhythms that feel similar, but seem exotic. Even in New Orleans, a city that has often been referred to as the northernmost in the Caribbean, when someone plays music from locales south of here it’s usually meant to encourage the shaking of the butt.
DJ Soul Sister continues her latest mission to bring great modern jazz to New Orleans by teaming with Bowery Presents and the Civic Theater for this rare appearance by the Grammy-award winning pianist and composer.
Glasper is part of the newest generation of genre-busting jazz musicians. He grew up with hip-hop as part of the mainstream and smoothly integrates those influences with older styles including R&B and soul.
His two most recent recordings, Black Radio and Black Radio 2, have been hailed for their pop accessibility as well as their musicality.
Henry Roland Byrd, aka Professor Longhair, is an internationally known icon of the piano. This concert at Tipitina’s featuring two of his internationally known acolytes is a benefit to raise funds to renovate his family’s home in the lower Garden District.
As is fitting in a club that is named for a “Fess” song, the band that will support Jackson and Laurie reads like a who’s who of New Orleans music.
Jon Cleary, another internationally known icon of the piano, will man the keys. The rhythm section also includes George Porter Jr., Shannon Powell and Detroit Brooks on guitar. Check this horn section—Donald Harrison, Jr. on saxophone, Mark Mullins on trombone, and Tracy Griffin on trumpet.
The all day celebration of the oyster will feature live “Fish Head” Music, iconic oyster shuckers, and playoff football on the Sunday of Martin Luther King’s day weekend.
The Freret Market, Publiq House, Woody’s Tacos, and Family Fish Productions is presenting uptown’s first oyster-centric festival. The party will be from 11 AM until 8 PM at the Publiq House and adjacent lot, 4528 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA.
The event will feature a giant raw oyster bar and guest chefs creating new and classic oyster-based dishes. The “Freret Street Oyster Jam” will take advantage of the giant parking lot located adjacent to the Publiq House as well as the spacious new club.