Billed as "Africa's Grandest Gathering" – the 13th annual Capetown Jazz Festival will be held March 30 & 31. The 2012 festival is expected to be well attended and the list of artists that will be performing is being finalized. The artists that have been confirmed include: Dave Koz, Patti Austin and James Ingram – [...]
JazzTonic's "Tonic of The Week" will be our opportunity to share with you those artists, and occasionally a drink or dessert recipe, whose music will be a soothing elixir for your mind and soul. Something that will allow you to sit back and relax – or sway your hips from side to side [...]
Great opening day reviews all around. From USA Today: Not a bad start for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which opened Friday with mild weather, miles of smiles and the usual staggering surplus of sound that had fans darting across the fair grounds to snatch an earful of everything (or a [...]
This will come back around to the music. But before we get to the heart of the post, I want to explain JazzTonic's new JazzEd series…and I like metaphors: When I was a little kid I'd look up at the moon from moving cars. I thought it was chasing [...]
Find out where the freebies are this weekend on Blog of New Orleans. A gem: Mos Def backed by New Orleans’ Hot 8 Brass Band. Photo: By Peter Clark via Flickr
Wyclef Jean will be a headliner tonight, and Lauryn Hill will be headlining more than a week later — next Saturday. For those who thought the two would mix it up New Orleans gumbo-inspired…looks like it wasn’t meant to be.
I visited New Orleans for the first time two months ago, and was completely swept up by the music scene (tip: touch down on Bourbon Street to quickly witness the tourist spectacle since you’re there, but Frenchman Street is where the music is). Jazztonic couldn’t make it to the festival this year, but if you’re [...]
Apparently this came out last year – but I was none the wiser until a friend’s Facebook note about new Miki Howard material. It’s raining here in Jersey, and the track is the perfect backdrop for a lazy, rainy spring evening. Called “Favorite Time of the Year”. Enjoy!
According to Billboard, Jill Scott is leaving Hidden Beach Recordings and will be releasing her new album "Light of the Sun" under a distribution deal with Warner Bros: "Every family has fights from time to time and the Hidden Beach family is no different," Hidden Beach CEO Steve McKeever tells Billboard. "But if [...]
Why does the inaugural JazzTonic post feature a picture of Tribe Called Quest? If you're familiar with the group, you'll see what I'm getting at. But if not, here's the one-word explanation: derivative. There used to be a radio station here in the NYC area named CD 101.9. My mother listened to it [...]