Jazz Fest

Monday, May 7, 2018

Y@ Speak's Back

Posted By on Mon, May 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM

("All right")

We return from a brief break a week after 2018's finest piece of cinema with a "new look" and some spicy tweets to dress up your hot takes po-boy (sorry, I'm sorry).

Below: The Pelicans' swan song and the best from the Fest.

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Jazz Fest 2018: Photos from Sunday, May 6

Posted By on Mon, May 7, 2018 at 11:46 AM

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Trombone Shorty shared the Acura stage with Cyril, Ian and Ivan Neville in a tribute to Cyril's recently deceased brother Charles Neville at the end of the last day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, May 6.
Jazz Fest 2018 Day 7 - Last Day

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Sunday at Jazz Fest: Smokey Robinson, Steve Miller, The War and the Treaty and more

Posted By on Mon, May 7, 2018 at 11:36 AM

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From the legendary Smokey Robinson to up-and-coming acts such as War and the Treaty and dancer Savion Glover, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival had plenty to offer on its closing day.

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Keith Olbermann vs. Doug MacCash and most of NOLA Twitter

Posted By on Mon, May 7, 2018 at 10:07 AM

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Last anyone checked on Keith Olbermann, the former sportscaster turned TV news personality was making a lot of grim faces and pretending to lead "The Resistance," but that persona of the serially employed man seems to be gone — and he's now coming for NOLA.com's official Boyfriend correspondent Doug MacCash:

It's a joke, son. And you didn't get it. But as sure as the sun comes up over the West Bank, New Orleans Twitter got in dudgeon and draggin' mode:

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Aerosmith reintroduces Aerosmith and Leyla McCalla says 'goodbye' at Jazz Fest

Posted By on Sun, May 6, 2018 at 12:25 PM

Leyla McCalla
  • Leyla McCalla

With the threat of rain keeping crowds within arms length of shelter, Leyla McCalla enjoyed a packed Lagniappe Stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival May 5.

McCalla led a four- and five-piece ensemble turning the relative serenity and sitting-down-ness of the Lagniappe Stage into an important piece of theater, all eyes fixed on her, loosening the drama of her gorgeous, sometimes-playful, sometimes-heartbreaking songs with her masterful calm.

A multi-instrumentalist with a manifold interpretation of Haitian music and its resonant American folkways, McCalla explained the set was likely her last for a while. She’s pregnant with twins, due within the next month or so. Her set, then, served as a sort of final reminder of the kind of emotional, powerful music she’s made through her time in New Orleans and her gentle rendering of it, from plucked cello folk poetry to calypso, cello-driven Haitian music and irreverent blues and discordant rock ‘n’ roll, a glimpse of her upcoming album Capitalist Blues.

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Friday, May 4 at Jazz Fest: Beck, Tank & the Bangas and more

Posted By on Sun, May 6, 2018 at 11:19 AM

Tarriona "Tank" Ball performed Friday at Jazz Fest.
  • Tarriona "Tank" Ball performed Friday at Jazz Fest.

Established and rising stars including Beck, Aaron Neville and Tank and the Bangas were among the highlights at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Friday, May 4.

Dark, psychedelic space jams. Blissful personality-flipping flow. Twists, dips and turns through a groove-spiked catalogue of early ’90s rap and rock references. Tarriona “Tank” Ball — along with her band, augmented by the horn section from Naughty Professor and a pair of dancers — returned to New Orleans this weekend to present the music they’ve been touring around the world since winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert last year. And from the moment Ball boomed through the rumbling, keytar-infused intro to announce, “I am Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Betty Shabazz,” her hot pink cape waving in the breeze behind her, to the Nirvana-inspired end of the performance, the band raised the bar for Jazz Fest’s mainstage — by a lot.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Saturday at Jazz Fest: Dianne Reeves, Anita Baker and more

Posted By on Sat, May 5, 2018 at 9:48 PM

Jupiter Bokondji (left) leads Jupiter & Okwess at the Jazz & Heritage Stage.
  • Jupiter Bokondji (left) leads Jupiter & Okwess at the Jazz & Heritage Stage.

Guitar rock was one of the big draws at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Saturday, with Aerosmith drawing crowds to the Acura Stage, but elsewhere it seemed to be a day for scatting, especially in a vibrant performance by Dianne Reeves in the WWOZ Jazz Tent, with Anita Baker keeping Congo Square audiences rapt, and even in the Cultural Exchange Pavilion, where Kermit Ruffins had fun scatting through "Mack the Knife" in his salute to Louis Armstrong.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Thursday at Jazz Fest: Terrace Martin, Toots and the Maytals and Archie Shepp

Posted By on Fri, May 4, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Telmary Diaz performs at Jazz Fest. - PHOTOS BY RAPHAEL HELFAND
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  • Telmary Diaz performs at Jazz Fest.

So-called “Locals Thursday” at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival had a stellar lineup with its fair share of dad-pleasing headliners (Lionel Richie, Lyle Lovett) and campfire favorites such as Old Crow Medicine Show, but the WWOZ Jazz Tent was the place to be.

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