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Fest for Last

Photo Review of the Last Sunday of JazzFest



Trombone Shorty closed out Jazz Fest on Sunday, May 4, Big Sam proposed during his set, and Arcade Fire brought some indie rock and youthful crowds to the Acura Stage. Click through for highlights in photos by Daniel Paschall 


JazzFest After Dark: 5.4.14


The music does not stop once the Fair Grounds close their gates. After Jazz Fest, there is a funk supergroup on Frenchmen Street, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk Uptown, a Cajun indie pop outfit Feufollet, and Raw Oyster Cult in the Riverbend.  


Best of the Fest: JazzFest Saturday (Photos)


Photos by Brandon Robert

As this year's Jazz Fest comes to a close, NoDef's Brandon Robert offers a photo review of Saturday, May 3, on the Fair Grounds. Click through for some of the dancing, face painting, live music, and Mardi Gras Indians that graced the fest this year. 


JazzFest Teaser: Luke Winslow King


by Christopher Louis Romaguera 

Luke Winslow King has a magical New Orleans musician story. Traveling down to New Orleans in 2001, his car, which contained all his musical instruments, was stolen. King stuck around New Orleans for a couple of weeks, trying to recover his car and instruments. In the time he was here, he fell in love with the city and later enrolled in the Music Theory program at UNO. New Orleans is now his permanent home, and his musical career has continued to grow. 


JazzFest Planner: Picks, Cubes, Weather for Sun., May 4


Before Trombone Shorty closes out this year's Jazz Fest, there is Latin funk, soul, Afro-Brazilian dance music, and fais do do on the Fair Grounds. The weather is supposed to stay sunny and warm throughout the last day of the fest. Click for NoDef's picks, weather, and cubes for the day.  


Now and Glen

Glen David Andrews Talks Redemption, Frenchmen, and Jazz Fest



Glen David Andrews has an incredible story. And he doesn’t hide from it. But true to the title of his new album Redemption, Andrews has been a big part of the music scene in New Orleans of late. 


Bowed Up

Cellist Helen Gillet Talks Jazz Fest, Punk Rock, & More



Trailblazing cellist Helen Gillet is no stranger to Jazz Fest, but this will be her first year playing solo. Gillet is playing the Lagniappe Stage on Saturday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m.. 


JazzFest After Dark: 5.2.14


Friday night is filled with Cajun music, French frills, and a whole lot of rock and roll following the day’s Jazz Fest events. The rager on the river is back for a second weekend. French influenced bands perform at Siberia and Gov’t Mule happily returns to the Saenger stage. Click through for more to do once the Fair Grounds close their gates.


JazzFest Planner: Picks, Cubes, Weather for Fri. May 2


Friday's final hour at the Fair Grounds is set to be frenzied, with Alabama Shakes, Chaka Khan, Christina Aguilera, Pharaoh Sanders and Charles Bradley all representing tantalizing headlining options. There's plenty of Festin' before 5, however. Click through for 5 picks, today's cubes and a weather report.


Love and Eight

Hot 8 Brass Band Talks Grammy Nom, Jazz Fest, & the local Brass Scene



The Hot 8 Brass Band had a big year. Not only were they nominated for their first Grammy for the album In the Life and Times Of…, but the band went on an expansive international tour as well. Now that they have returned to New Orleans, they have gone back to being one of the hardest working bands in the city.  NoDef talks to the Hot 8 about their year, Jazz Fest, and the local brass band scene. 


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock