Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. From the s until his death in the s, Louis Armstrong was an acclaimed trumpeter and one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time. Today, the city continues to honor him with an eponymous park, which happens to be the site of numerous music festivals and events along with a three-day festival in August held around his birthday. Even the airport, where visitors are often greeted by jazz over the loudspeakers, if not a live band, is named after him. Allen Toussaint was a much-beloved musical icon and popular member of the community who was frequently spotted around town in one of his many classic cars, waving to passersby. Over the years, he recorded with both local artists and international superstars, including the Rolling Stones and The Who.
Any music fanatic needs to make a trip to New Orleans at least once in their lifetime. Learn why with our ultimate guide to New Orleans music. Nothing says New Orleans music quite like a homegrown brass band. Typically comprised of a variety of instruments including trumpets, trombones, clarinets, saxophones, and more, brass bands are a traditional fixture of the NOLA music scene. Find them throughout second line routes, along Frenchmen Street and at special celebrations such as weddings, graduations, birthdays, and even funerals.
Saturday, April 23, Harold Battiste. In a place like Louisiana where the creation of music is as much a part of the fiber of how we celebrate as how we mourn, deciding who among the constellation of musical artists has had the most impact is not an easy decision. After much thought, listening and, yes, argument, here are the 40 most influential musical acts from Louisiana. Share your thoughts on what we got wrong — and, hopefully, what we got right — in the stream below. And he looked great doing it. A bounce performer and singer, Big Freedia helped put the underground sound of bounce on the national map. An Opelousas native, Chenier used his accordion and singing to connect the dots between Cajun music, rhythm and blues and rock and roll.
Trombone Shorty, New Orleans. Treme Brass Band, New Orleans. Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Washboard Chaz is a lucky guy. Not everybody gets a festival named after them, but Chaz has become the iconic figurehead of one of the most interesting musical events to […]. Leroy Jones- New Orleans Jazz trumpeter. Photo by David Grunfeld, Nola. The importance of Allen Toussaint for the development of soul and funk music cannot by overestimated.