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Sweet Emma Barrett

Born 120 years ago. See her Know Louisiana entry. dirty blueshumourinnuendoJazzmusicnew orleanspianoPreservation Hall Jazz BandSweet Emma Barrett

“Second Line” for Bowie

As ugly as a teenage millionaire pretending it’s a whizz kid world You’ll take me aside, and say “Well, David, what shall I do? They wait for me in the hallway” I’ll say “don’t ask me, I don’t know any hallways” But they move in numbers and they’ve got me in a corner I feel…

Review of Preservation Hall’s latest

The always thoughtful and eloquent Keith Spera: here is his review of Presevation Hall’s latest, and a very Burkean assessment in the following quote: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band cannot, and should not, escape or avoid its esteemed and considerable legacy. But a respect for, and connection to, the past should not preclude looking forward. Music,…


To mark the 5oth anniversary of Preservation Hall. We are all in profoundly debted to Allan and Sandra Jaffe. Allan JaffeJazzmusicnew orleanspreservation hallPreservation Hall Jazz BandSandra Jaffe

NOLA @ Newport

NOLA is very well represented at this year’s event. This from the Providence Journal. Dr. John & The Lower 911 featuring ex-Brit Jon Cleary (there are a few of us who are besotted with NOLA), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with special guests Catherine Russell and Jonathan Batiste. Catherine RussellDr. JohnJazzjon clearyJonathan BatistenewportNewport Jazz FestivalNOLApreservation hallPreservation Hall Jazz Band