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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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  • There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans

    In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift of life.
  • Sister Sparrow puts big, modern spin on classic soul

    On a typical humid August evening in 2012, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds blew the tent off of Musikfest's Plaza Tropicale venue with a mix of horn-loaded funk, soul and rock 'n' roll. The hard-rocking, high-energy hourlong show was memorable, not...

    Israeli Jazz Fest nearly doubles in size

    Israeli Jazz Fest nearly doubles in size
    Last year, audiences crowded into shows at the first Israeli Jazz Festival to play Chicago, so it was no great surprise to learn that the event would be coming back. But few would have expected that this fledgling attraction would nearly double in...

    Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage

    Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage
    First in an occasional series CELEBRATED PIANIST JASON MORAN, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010 and directs jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, walks into the band room at Kenwood Academy High School and faces a rather tough crowd. For...

    John Fogerty joins Bruce Springsteen at New Orleans Jazz Fest

    Most performers playing the major music festivals have to shoehorn their normal shows into hourlong time slots, but not Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Playing Saturday at one of the longest-running American music festivals — the New...