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Photos: New Orleans Jazz Festival 2012

The New Orleans Jazz Fest, from April 27–May 6, 2012.
April 27–May 6, 2012
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  May 11, 2012
Soul Queen Irma Thomas at Scullers

Soul Queen Irma Thomas at Scullers


The "Soul Queen of New Orleans," Irma Thomas, sang her deathless "It's Raining" over the closing credits of a recent episode of Treme. You can...
By webteam  |  May 19, 2010
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Sonny, Pat, and all the cats

The primo jazz event of the spring will be SONNY ROLLINS 's concert at Symphony Hall on April 18 (bso.org). The great master saxophonist and peerless improviser often hits town in April, and this time it's to kick off his 80th-birthday tour. Whew.
Names you know and names you should
By JON GARELICK  |  March 12, 2010
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The Detroit Cobras give new life to old soul

There's nothing lazier than the typical cover band: musicians taking the easy way out for listeners who don't want to be challenged — or, worse yet, revisiting the glory years when their shitty taste in music was current and therefore socially acceptabl
Blessed versions
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 05, 2009
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DIY and more

Jazz acts up
Regattabar, Scullers, Creative Nation Music's fifth-anniversary celebration and more
By JON GARELICK  |  March 16, 2009
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Joe Henry

Joe Henry is an unlikely candidate for a protest CD, even one this subtle.
Civilians | Anti-
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 12, 2007


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Homecoming

A home is more than a structure, more than a safe place to lay your head. It’s community, continuity, and belonging.
Local group slams for NOLA
By CLEA SIMON  |  March 26, 2007
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No reason to complain

There are at least two ways to approach the South by Southwest festival in Austin.
Escaping corporate rock — and the panel discussions — at SxSW
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 20, 2007
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Brothers and other mothers

The single hottest ticket among jazz fans this season will be for the Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau Quartet.
Jazz in concerts and clubs
By JON GARELICK  |  March 13, 2007
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All them 88s!

From free to funky, it sometimes seems like a golden age of jazz piano.
 A whole lotta pianists and more
By JON GARELICK  |  December 28, 2006
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Crescent City queen

It’s a little more than a year since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and Irma Thomas’s life, like those of most residents of the city, has yet to return to normal.
Irma Thomas comes to Tanglewood
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 30, 2006


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Get ’em while they’re hot!

I’ll admit, my country-music credentials are piss-poor, but the first time I heard the Patrons album All That Is Tied , I liked it because I thought it was good country music. The Patrons, "Didn't Love You Anyway (mp3)
The Patrons carry on Boston’s country-rock tradition
By JON GARELICK  |  August 01, 2006
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The New Orleans Social Club

Good intentions do not great art make.
Sing Me Back Home | Burgundy/Sony
By CLEA SIMON  |  April 24, 2006

Marcia Ball

New Orleans–style pianist Marcia Ball doesn’t need special guests to validate her rumba-boogie blues.
Lagniappe
By CLEA SIMON  |  February 27, 2006
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In all languages

For the past half decade or so, saxophonist Chris Potter has alternately traveled with two of the best bandleaders in jazz, Dave Holland and Dave Douglas.
Winter concert preview: looking ahead to jazz in 2006
By JON GARELICK  |  January 14, 2006