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“Satchmo” Summer Jazz Camp to Celebrate 25 Years

It was in the 1990s that Louisiana state officials decided to cut funding for music education in New Orleans schools. Alarmed at the decision, Jackie Harris—founder of the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp—worried for the fate of jazz in its hometown. “We were really concerned and felt it would affect New Orleans’s ability to … Read More ““Satchmo” Summer Jazz Camp to Celebrate 25 Years”

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New Orleans Jazz Fest at 50: Keep on Rolling (Without the Stones)

The Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is its only properly indoor venue, inside the grandstand of the Fair Grounds Race Course on whose grounds the festival’s other dozen or so stages and tents are spread out. Miner, who died of cancer in 1995, was working at Tulane … Read More “New Orleans Jazz Fest at 50: Keep on Rolling (Without the Stones)”

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New Orleans Jazz Fest Box on the Way

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In honor of the milestone, Smithsonian Folkways will release a five-disc box set of archival live recordings from the festival, Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, including performances by Trombone Shorty, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Buckwheat Zydeco, and the … Read More “New Orleans Jazz Fest Box on the Way”

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