Chitlin’ Circuit Series – The Dew Drop Inn of New Orleans

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The Chitlin’ Circuit…What was it and why was it so important?

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01/09 – 01/15: Jazz on the Tube Weekly Review

Monday, January 09, 2017

Happy Birthday Bucky Pizzarelli
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Kenny Clarke Day
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Max Roach Day
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Happy Birthday Mike Stern
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy Birthday Lee Ritenour
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Max Roach-Clifford Brown-Sonny Rollins-Bud Powell
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Thursday, January 12 Read more

Jazz in Cuba Calendar – January 16 to January 22, 2017


Corner Cafe (Calle C / 1ra y 3ra, Vedado)

Saturday, January 14:
David Torrens

Sunday, January 15:
Elaín Morales

Monday, January 16:
Jam Session


Jazz Café (Paseo Y Primra, Vedado)

Monday, January 16:
Julio Valdés & Pentajazz

Tuesday, January 17:
Ruy López Nussa

Wednesday, January 18:

Thursday, January 19:
Alexis Bosch & Proyecto Jazz Cubano

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New Orleans sketch book – January 2017

An exotic Southern breakfast (for a Northerner)

After six months in New York City, it’s calming to see buildings still made of wood. Hundreds, if not thousands, of these gems – large and small – all over the city.

I found this small brass plate embedded in a pavement celebrating a 100+ year old breakthrough in sidewalk technology. Buddy Bolden

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Memories of the Dew Drop Inn

I have three recommendations about visiting New Orleans…

# 1. Do it. Visiting New Orleans is as important for the soul of serious jazz fans as visiting the Vatican is for devout Catholics or Jerusalem is for devout Jews.

If you can make it, you simply must go.

There’s great jazz all over the world, but there is only one … Read more