Tag Archives: Jazz

An International Jazz Day Playlist #Jazzday

It’s international jazz day (30th April) today, apparently. So here’s a playlist.

Unfortunately it’s not very international. In fact, it’s completely American, but that’s the jazz I know (and the birthplace of much of the jazz I like), and there are no nine minute oboe solos… but I like it!        Vibes!


A New Orleans Playlist

Jackson Square , New Orleans

Jackson Square , New Orleans

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New Orleans @thisisareacodes

Few tunes by New Orleans artists; Louis Armstrong, Kermit Ruffins, Dr John, The Hot 8 Brass Band, and Mystikal

New Orleans – Mon 11th March

Kermit Ruffins’ Speakeasy. Such a good place, which appeared to be mixed with locals and out-of-towners all keen to hear the best of N’awlins jazz in a low key venue.

Kermit invited a load of other singers to perform too; Nayo Jones,  “The Sleeping Giant” James Winfield, Kermit’s daughters and others. I forget the name of the guy who blew the roof off with a cover of Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness”. Everyone was incredible. And Kermit’s band, the Barbeque Swingers held it all together brilliantly.

Kermit Ruffins and his Barbecue Swingers

Kermit Ruffins and his Barbecue Swingers

If you’re in New Orleans on a Sunday or Monday, you have to go to this bar on Basin st. The food looked amazing too.

To top it all off, Robert DeNiro and LL Cool J walked in unannounced!

DeNiro and LL Cool J

DeNiro and LL Cool J