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    • Keith Jarrett recommendations
      Spheres is hep and actually an excellent idea; there's much to said / heard in "old" instruments that's not present or elusive in "modern" ones. Jarrett on chamber organ and / or harmonium and / or hurdy gurdy would also be interesting. People puzzled over or derided the Gurdjieff / de Hartmann album but look how many others have explored the repertoire since I come and go with "Luminessence" but for channelling a certain sober side of the 1970s, this, Glenn Gould Hindemith Sonatas for Brass w/ members of the Philadelphia Orch will get you there  
    • Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Etc. Jazz & Other Concerts
      Lineup for the French Quarter Fest in New Orleans. Each April, French Quarter Festival returns to provide the world’s largest showcase of Louisiana music, food and culture. This year, the festival will run from Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15 and feature over 300 free performances. A record-breaking 33 of these acts, including Alfred Banks, Chocolate Milk, Rechell Cook & the Regeneration Band, and Zachary Richard, will be making their French Quarter Fest debuts this year, joining returning favorites like Cyril Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Jon Cleary, Little Freddie King and the Grammy-winning Lost Bayou Ramblers. The festival is free and open to the public. Check out the full lineup below (* = debut performance) and visit frenchquarterfest.org for more information. Thursday, April 12
      Alex McMurray
      Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory
      Bag of Donuts
      Banu Gibson and the New Orleans Hot Jazz
      Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
      Deltaphonic featuring Khris Royal *
      Dirty Dozen Brass Band
      Fredy Omar con su Banda
      Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue
      Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans
      Juju Child *Lisa Amos *
      Lost Bayou Ramblers
      Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas
      New Breed Brass Band
      New Orleans Suspects
      Panorama Jazz Band
      Partners N Crime & The Big Easy Band featuring DJ
      Jubilee
      Preservation All-Stars
      Rechell Cook and the Regeneration Band*
      Robin Barnes & The Fiyabirds
      Sweet Crude”Terrance “”Hollywood”” Taplin leads the Uptown
      Jazz Orchestra
      The Irene Sage Band
      The Pentones
      The Quickening *
      T’Monde
      Tuba Skinny
      Waylon Thibodeaux Band Friday, April 13
      Ashlin Parker Quartet *
      Audacity Brass Band
      Babineaux Sisters Band
      Benny Grunch and the Bunch
      Big Frank & Lil Frank and the Dirty Old Men
      Bill Summers & Jazalsa
      Bon Bon Vivant
      Bonerama
      Burlesuqe
      Cha Wa
      Charlie Halloran and the Quality 6
      Chocolate Milk*
      Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
      Ellis Marsalis Quintet
      Jamal Batiste Band
      James Andrews
      Joe Krown
      Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sound featuring Kid Merv
      John Boutté
      Jon Cleary
      Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest
      Luther Kent Quartet
      Lynn Drury Band
      Magnetic EarMainLine
      Marc Stone
      Mario Abney
      Marshland
      Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns
      Mia Borders
      Naughty Professor
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      Red Hot Brass Band
      Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers
      Sean Ardoin
      Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs
      Smoke N Bones
      Stooges Brass Band
      Thais Clark & her JAZZsters
      The Catahoulas *
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      The Revealers
      Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters
      Water Seed
      Yung Vul
      Zachary Richard*
      Zena Moses & Rue Fiya Saturday, April 14
      A2D2 Experience with Antoine Diel & Arséne DeLay *
      Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson *
      Alexandra Scott
      Alfred Banks w/Cool Nasty *
      Amanda Ducorbier
      Amanda Shaw
      Anaïs St. JohnBig Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias
      Big Sam’s Funky Nation
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      Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
      Charmaine Neville
      Christian Serpas & Ghost Town
      Cole Williams Band
      Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble *
      Dash Rip Rock
      Debbie Davis and Josh Paxton
      Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders
      Edna Karr *
      Egg Yolk Jubilee
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      Funk Monkey
      G and The Swingin’ Gypsies
      George and Gerald French
      Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras
      Harpist Rachel Van Voorhees
      Heigher Heights Reggae Band
      Helen Gillet’s Wazozo Zorchestra
      Homer A. Plessy Community School *
      Hot Rod Lincoln
      Jamil Sharif
      John “Papa” Gros
      John Rankin
      Kettle Black *
      Kid Simmons Jazz Band
      Leroy Jones’ Original Hurricane Brass Band
      Linnzi Zaorski
      Little Freddie King
      Louis Ford and His New Orleans Flairs
      Luke Spurr AllenLulu and the Broadsides (feat. Dayna Kurtz) *
      Luna Mora *
      Mark Brooks
      Mason Ruffner
      Mike Harvey’s Hot Club
      Miss Sophie Lee
      Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles
      Naydja CoJoe
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      On The Levee Band
      Opera on Tap
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      Otra
      Papa Mali
      Patrice Fisher and Arpa
      Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show
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      Richard “Piano” Scott and Friends
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      Some Like it Hot Traditional Jazz Band
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      Tim Laughlin
      Tom McDermott and His Jazz Hellions
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      Turnaround Arts Program/ReNew: Delores T. Aaron
      Middle School Brass Band *
      Valerie Sassyfras
      Washboard Chaz Blues Trio
      Wendell Brunious
      Zydefunk * Sunday, April 15
      Adam Crochet
      Andre Bohren
      Andrew Hall’s Society Brass Band
      Andy J Forest Treeaux
      Astral Project
      Bamboula 2000
      Barbara Shorts and Blue Jazz
      Beth Patterson
      Blato Zlato *
      Bonsoir Catin *
      Bucktown All-Stars
      Calvin Johnson and Native Son
      Carl LeBlanc
      Chance Bushman & The Ibervillianaires
      Christien Bold & SoulSwing *
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      Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet
      Creole String Beans
      Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar Band
      featuring Al “Carnival Time” Johnson
      Cyril Neville & Swamp Funk
      Dancing at Dusk with Tom Saunders and the
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      Darcy Malone and The Tangle
      Don Jamison Heritage School of Music
      Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko and Friends
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      Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road
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      Gina Brown & Anutha Level
      Gregory Agid Quartet
      Harmonouche
      Honey Island Swamp Band
      Hot Club of New Orleans
      Hot Stuff featuring Becky Allen
      James Martin Band *
      James Williams *
      Jeremy Davenport
      John Royen’s New Orleans Rhythm Band
      Johnny Sansone
      Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
      Kelcy Mae
      King James & The Special Men
      KIPP Believe College Prep *
      Landry Walker H.S. *
      Lars Edegran and the New Orleans Ragtime
      Orchestra
      Lawrence Cotton Legendary Experience
      Lena PrimaMahogany Brass Band
      Mayumi Shara & New Orleans Jazz Letters
      Mikhala “Jazz Muffin” Iversen *
      Michael Watson
      NOCCA Jazz Ensemble *
      Ovi-G Froggies
      Palmetto Bug Stompers
      Papo y Son Mandao *
      Raw Oyster Cult
      Red Wolf Brass Band
      Rhodes Spedale & Live Jazz Group
      Ricardo Pascal Orchestra
      Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters
      Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys
      Russell Batiste and the Uptown Indians featuring
      Jason Neville
      Sam Price & the True Believers
      Sarah Quintana & The Miss River Band
      Shotgun Jazz Band
      Sierra Green & The Soul Machine
      Stephanie Jordan
      Symphony Chorus of New Orleans
      Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires
      The Albinas Prizgintas Quartet
      The Dixie Cups
      The Dukes of Dixieland
      The Joe Cabral Thrio
      The Jones Sisters *
      The Mid-City Aces
      The Original Pinettes Brass Band
      The Pfister Sisters
      The Smoking Time Jazz Club
      The Tin Men
      The Vettes
      Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band
      Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony
      Treme Brass Band
      Vivaz
      Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans
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      Georgia Gibbs: Swinging With Her Nibs