New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Photo: Dwight Brown)
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2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – A Melting Pot of the Finest Music

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off its 50th year anniversary with a bang. The annual two-weekend fest featured world-renown musicians, tempting food concession stands, a friendly crowd of music fans and a positive vibe that was even warmer than the sun. […read more]

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Charleston Chronicle

Manny Houston joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra for “Mess Around: A Tribute to Ray Charles”

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — South Carolina native and College of Charleston grad, Manny Houston, joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) on April 20, 2019 to pay tribute to Ray Charles. Known as the ‘Genius of Soul,’ Ray pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s and 60s by combining blues, jazz and gospel styles. […read more]

Entertainment

The 2014 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival Rocks It

by Dwight Brown NNPA Entertainment/Travel Writer The 18th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival (http://jamaicajazzandblues.com) offered visitors foot-thumping music by world-class musicians at night and sunny, warm beaches by day.  Polar Vortex?  Not here!  This was a “Musical Solar Vortex!” Opening Night January 30. Thousands of Read More