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  • Deadline approaching for entries in Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 10, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The George Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest has received over 2,000 entries since 2010 and has contributed more than $200,000 in scholarships. Entries for this year's contest are due this week. The theme is ‘Louisiana's Music'. "Louisiana has such a rich, vibrant music history from New Orleans... more »
  • Funeral Saturday for 103-year-old jazz trumpeter

    August 2, 2014 10:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is saying good-bye to jazzman Lionel Ferbos with a jazz funeral, including a traditional second-line parade. The 103-year-old trumpeter died July 19. He had been the city's oldest active jazz musician, playing gigs after his hundredth birthday. His funeral Saturday morning comes as the Satchmo... more »
  • Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies

    July 19, 2014 10:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos has died at his home in New Orleans. He was 103. Family friend Regina Dillings says the trumpeter died Saturday morning surrounded by friends and family. Ferbos performed all over New Orleans and its suburbs for decades. His ability to read... more »
  • Jazz Fest's 2nd weekend opens today

    May 1, 2014 5:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Samba, bossa nova and Brazilian rock and rap are among the musical genres on tap at this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which is presenting a mini-festival celebrating Brazil's culture and the similarities to its host city. Not only known for its promotion of New... more »
  • New Orleans jazz fest unveils full schedule

    March 26, 2014 5:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has unveiled its much-anticipated cubes. The easy-to-read, cube-format schedule released Tuesday contains performance times and stages for the seven days of Jazz Fest. The cubes help festivalgoers navigate from stage to stage at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.... more »
  • Learn the importance of music with Music in our Schools check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 17, 2014 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Renee Chatelain, the executive director of the Manship Theatre, and Andy Pizzo, a band director and jazz tromboner visited 2une In Monday to talk about Music in our Schools. Some of the top student and faculty talents in East Baton Rouge Parish will be showcased on... more »
  • Paralyzed saxophone player gets his sound back check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 17, 2013 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Saxophonist Wessel "Warmdaddy" Anderson is able to play again, after recovering from a stroke that left the right side of his body paralyzed. "The worst thing is probably, actually, getting into a hospital and understanding that you cannot move," he explained. "I didn't believe I'd be... more »
  • Young musicians cling to Cajun, zydeco traditions

    April 26, 2013 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of the Cajun band T'Monde are young, but they like their music old. The band of 20-somethings opened the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday with century-old, fiddle-heavy Cajun tunes. As music fans wielding folding chairs and umbrellas filed through the gates of the... more »
  • Millsap leads Jazz over Hornets

    January 30, 2013 10:59 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Al Jefferson had 22 and the Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Hornets 104-99 on Wednesday night. Ryan Anderson's 3-pointer with 15 seconds left pulled the Hornets within 100-97 but Randy Foye and Millsap each hit two free throws down the... more »
  • Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac to headline Jazz Fest

    January 17, 2013 10:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Billy Joel, Maroon 5, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac and Daryl Hall and John Oates are among the acts headlining this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The outdoor spring music festival spans seven days over two weekends and features hundreds of Louisiana artists in such genres... more »
  • Jazz great Dave Brubeck dies

    December 5, 2012 12:53 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Pioneering jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck has died. Russell Gloyd, Brubeck's manager, says he died Wednesday morning of heart failure, after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son. He would have turned 92 on Thursday. The Dave Brubeck Quartet's pieces... more »
  • Jazz drummer Bob French dies at 74

    November 15, 2012 4:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans jazz band leader and drummer Robert "Bob" French Sr. has died after a long illness. He was 74. The Times-Picayune reported French was the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band drummer and band leader and an oftentimes outspoken and controversial deejay at WWOZ-FM. He last performed with... more »
  • Historic Treme in New Orleans celebrates 200 years

    October 15, 2012 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A colorful and musical New Orleans neighborhood is marking the 200th anniversary of its origins as an early melting pot for the city and the nation. Treme is considered one of America's most unusual neighborhoods and holds significant place in the history of jazz. It is also... more »
  • Second weekend of Jazz Fest kicks off today

    May 3, 2012 6:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - After missing last year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival because she was roughly eight months pregnant, singer-songwriter Theresa Andersson is thrilled to be back this year - and just in time to perform songs from her new album, "Street Parade." The Swedish-born multi-instrumentalist has two Jazz... more »
  • Springsteen packs them in for Jazz Fest

    April 30, 2012 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - With the audience packed shoulder to shoulder and stretched well past the edges of the field that normally holds the crowd, Bruce Springsteen delivered a high-powered, energetic 2½ hour show to close out the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The crowd, which... more »
  • Guitars, fiddles greet Jazz Fest early birds

    April 27, 2012 2:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Music fans poured through the gates as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicked off Friday under powder-blue skies. The festival grounds at the Fair Grounds racetrack quickly filled as fans staked out spots where they could catch performances by The Beach Boys, Steel Pulse and BeauSoleil... more »
  • Jazz Fest set to begin Friday

    April 26, 2012 6:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jazz horns, Cajun fiddles, zydeco washboards and rock guitars - they'll all be heard at the same place when the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off Friday. Performances by soul singer Irma Thomas, the Beach Boys, the rock band Zebra, jazz clarinetist Tim Laughlin, Buckwheat... more »
  • Hornets host Jazz at the Hive

    April 13, 2012 8:45 AM

    The New Orleans Hornets are back in action tonight, hosting the Utah Jazz. The Hornets (16-42) have won two of their last three games, beating Sacramento 105-96 on Wednesday night. New Orleans has eight games remaining this season. As they try to finish strong, they'll also keep... more »
  • Jimmy Buffet added to Jazz Fest lineup

    April 11, 2012 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Singer Jimmy Buffett will replace Pearl Jam singer and guitarist Eddie Vedder as the closing act of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on May 3. Vedder had to cancel his Jazz Fest appearance when he postponed his 15-city U.S. solo tour because of nerve damage... more »
  • Hancock launches International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 6:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on April 30 of every year. This... more »
  • Hornets to include live jazz at home games

    December 20, 2011 2:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans may no longer have an NBA team with jazz in its name, but home games of the New Orleans Hornets will soon include live courtside jazz. On Tuesday the Hornets announced a partnership with New Orleans jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, artistic director of the New... more »
  • 2012 Jazz Fest lineup released

    December 14, 2011 3:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters and John Mayer are among the headliners to perform at next year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The two-weekend festival will be held April 27-29 and May 3-6, at the Fair Grounds Race Course. It will... more »
  • Jazz and Shakespeare

    January 19, 2011 7:50 PM

    Acclaimed trombonist and composer Delfeayo Marsalis opens a 36-city tour in New Olreans to showcase his interpretation of Jazz greats Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn and their work of combining Jazz and Shakespeare. Its called "Sweet Thunder: Duke & Shak." Marsalis says great jazz is the outgrowth of the interpretation... more »
  • Jazz Funeral memorializes LSU's possible budget cuts

    October 7, 2010 5:34 PM

    LSU faculty and students showed up in groups today to protest budget cuts in a New Orleans-styled jazz funeral. The sounds of horns wailed across the LSU Parade Ground as hundreds slowly marched in protest of the looming budget cuts. The brassy notes memorialized a list of foreign languages... more »
  • Broadcast changes for local jazz station

    August 17, 2010 5:35 PM

    The demolition of Baton Rouge High School is hurting the broadcast of the only local jazz station in the city. However, it's not stopping the music-- just changing it. A new BRHS is in the process of being built, and workers are currently tearing down surrounding buildings with bulldozers.... more »
  • Preservation Hall to get space-traveling CD

    August 13, 2010 4:53 AM

    Astronaut Richard R. Arnold II is giving Preservation Hall a copy of a CD that orbited the earth 202 times after being recorded at the living jazz museum. Arnold says that while he was working at the International Space Station in March 2009, he spent much of his time off... more »
  • Xavier hosts an early jazz fest

    April 8, 2010 6:34 AM

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is weeks away, but Xavier University in New Orleans will get an early start with a Jazz Festival of its own starting April 22. The university said in a news release Wednesday that the three-day event will feature performances by well known New... more »
  • Marva Wright to lie in state today

    March 30, 2010 5:35 AM

    There will be a tribute by friends of Marva Wright to honor the late blues and jazz singer. Wright will lie in state at Gallier Hall today from noon until 6 p.m. Starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, a number of fellow musicians will perform in tribute to her at Gallier... more »
  • Jazz funeral will be held to bury "Aints" nickname

    February 19, 2010 8:43 AM

    For many years, the Saints were so bad that fans wore paper bags over their heads and called the team the "Aints". Now, they've won the Super Bowl, and some Who Dats think its time to bury that nickname. Trombonist Glen Davis Andrews and the Baby Boyz Brass Band... more »
  • Mary J. Blige to headline 2010 Essence Fest

    January 12, 2010 11:30 AM

    R&B singer Mary J. Blige will headline this year's Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, which is slated for July 2-4. The full lineup has not been released, but as has been the case in the past, musical acts will perform at the Louisiana Superdome. Besides Blige and... more »
  • Baton Rouge High student-run radio station thrives

    September 29, 2009 5:57 PM

    The Baton Rouge High Radio program is holding its bi-annual "Jazz-A-Thon" this week. Radio teacher Larry Davis said the fundraiser has netted the student-run program at least $80,000. "The listener is hearing the students and the students improve, they can see the results of their donations," Davis said.... more »

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