Sarah Quintana 8:00 PM December 6, 2014

Sarah Quintana is a singer-songwriter from New Orleans with a background rich in jazz, folk and popular music.  She is a charming performer, devoted guitarist and a truly gifted singer.  She attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, NOCCA and graduated from Loyola University with a degree in English and French.  Quintana splits her time between the US and...

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NYCE! 2:00 PM Friday December 12, 2014

NYCE! was founded by violinist Danielle Ryce and bassist Nic Lefebvre.  They have a collection of very listenable original songs.  Danielle’s singing is something that Joni Mitchell fans will appreciate complemented by backing vocals by the band.  Their sound is built around Nic’s sweet acoustic bass and is rounded out with drums and a ripping...

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Phil DeGruy 2:00 PM Friday December 19, 2014

Phil DeGruy, inventor of the Guitarp, combines virtuosity with hilarious wit. In his own words, DeGruy was “Born and lowered” in New Orleans. He uses a finger picking technique so subtle you can hardly tell he’s plucking the strings. Pulling tunes from a dizzying array of sources his is a one man duet.  Phil creates beautiful arrangements of jazz standards. ...

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P.3+ Bamboula/NOLA project – The Sounds of Louisiana Digital Collection 2:00 PM Saturday January 3, 2015

Hosted by Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, the Sounds of Louisiana Collection is essentially a repository of sounds collected and contributed by the Louisiana community. The collection was launched recently and as it grows it will become a unique resource for the auditory history of Louisiana.  Sounds can be contributed under a creative commons license that would allow...

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Poetry reading with Andy Young 2:00 PM January 16, 2015

Andy Young grew up in southern West Virginia and has spent most of her adult life in New Orleans working at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. With her partner, Khaled Hegazzi, she translates poetry from the Arabic and founded Meena, a bilingual literary journal, in 2005. For the last two years she has lived in Egypt, where she worked at the American University in...

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Loyola Jazz Underground presents Tony Dagradi “Gemini Rising” 7:30 PM Thursday January 22, 2015

Tony Dagradi is one of the preeminent saxophonists in America.  A master of modern jazz styling, Tony has a reputation for endlessly interesting improvisations.  As a founding member of Astral Project, Tony has been on the forefront of modern jazz composition, recording and performance for decades.  Since 1990 Dagradi has been a Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies...

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Deltaphonic 8:00 PM Friday January 23, 2015

Drawing influence from New Orleans and the American wasteland, Deltaphonic explores the common ground between funk, blues, americana, poetry, and improvisation. Guitarist and  composer, Andrew T. Weekes, sings with a low growl brings the listener in to hear his tales of mysticism and hard living.  Deltaphonic’s fusion of funk and blues invokes a trip through the...

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Lynn Drury 2:00 PM Friday January 30, 2015

Lynn Drury is one of New Orleans’ most prolific songwriters.  She has released 6 collections of original music, each with a little different style and type of arrangement. Lynn’s reputation as a songwriter and performer has grown following the release of her latest recording “Come To My House” in 2014.  The record reveals an edgy Rock N Roll side...

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Helen Gillet 8:00 PM Friday January 30, 2015

Helen Gillet is a cellist, composer, vocalist and Walloon (French-speaking person from Belgium, specifically Wallonia). She was raised in Singapore, Belgium, Illinois, and Wisconsin and moved to New Orleans in 2003 where she earned her Masters in Music from Loyola University.  Helen has played with just about every musician in New Orleans and leads several groups...

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