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Jazzfest 2013 will be remembered for great music and food but mostly for some horrendously rainy weather. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
celebrated the 44th year of the event with several big name acts, many of the regional bands that have been a part of the tradition and all of the amazing food vendors that make Jazzfest a unique experience. While the music and food lived up to expectations, Mother Nature was clearly pissed at someone because her barrage of wind, rain and cold made the Fairgrounds a seriously stinky, muddy pit.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
draws many great musicians as well as thousands of people from around the world. In the days between festival weekends, there are an abundance of shows that take place at the many nightclubs throughout the city. None of those shows had the amazing collection of musical talent that the New Orleans Musicians for Obama
fundraiser gathered on Tuesday May 1st at Generations Hall. There were so many big names and incredible performances that it was a non-stop barrage of talent.
The Wednesday Jazz series at the Hollywood Bowl
features an eclectic array of artists that stretch the definition of Jazz. That is a big part of what makes the shows special. On August 1, 2012 a large crowd came out to say farewell to The Neville Brothers
who are legends of the New Orleans music scene and influenced many artists across musical genres, not just jazz. Playing a supporting role, but definitely not a subordinate one was Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave
. The young bandleader and his supporting players are the embodiment of everything wonderful about the sounds of New Orleans. They were a fitting choice as The Neville Brothers pass the torch to a new generation of musicians.
Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Ave. may not have won a Grammy (Backatown
was nominated in the 2011 Best Contemporary Jazz category,) but they definitely won over the audience at The Conga Room on February 12, 2011. Co-headlining on a tour with Los Amigos Invisibles, Shorty and his funky band showed why they have achieved widespread success by blasting both new and old songs that are best characterized as "Supafunkrock." Both bands delivered infectious rhythms and funky beats that kept the crowd dancing throughout the night.
Two Grammy nominated bands are coming to The Conga Room at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles on February 12, 2011. Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Ave. play a unique style of music that they lovingly call Supafunkrock. Los Amigos Invisibles are a Latin dance band from Venezuela heavily indebted to funk and disco (with a dash of acid jazz.) The Conga Room show is sure to be an amazing night and tickets are going fast. Scroll down to see how you can purchase discounted tickets to the show.
If he wants to, Troy Andrews can take over the universe. Ok, maybe that is an exaggeration, but with his talent and charisma, Trombone Shorty, as he is more commonly known, can, at least, rule the music world. His band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. (www.tromboneshorty.com) came to Los Angeles for a Wagatail Productions (www.wagatailpresents.com) show at the El Rey Theater. The music was infectious, the crowd mesmerized, and Shorty clearly loved every minute.