Tonight at Snug! Step out to see Stanton Moore!
You can catch me TONIGHT at the Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro along side James Singleton on bass and Michael Pellera on piano.
Halloween, Snug is the place to be. $10 at the door for everyone (diners included!) gets you in and out all night long with clean bathrooms. One of the most insane nights of the year, and we have one of the best acts on Frenchmen street starting at 10.
Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been an icon on the New Orleans music scene for decades. His searing guitar work and soulful vocals have defined the Crescent City’s unique musical hybrid of R&B, funk and the blues for four decades. Tonight he holds court over the Halloween madn
This is long but worth a read for anyone looking to understand more about Jazz. RIP Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra Explains Jazz:
Interviewer: Can you explain jazz?
Yogi: I can't, but I will. 90% of all jazz is half improvisation. The
other half is the part people play while others are playing something
they never played with anyone who played that part. So if you play the
wrong part, its right. If you play the right part, it might be right if
you play it wrong enough. But if you play it too right, it's wrong.
Interviewer: I don't understand.
Yogi: Anyone who understands jazz knows that you can't understand it.
It's too complicated. That's what's so simple about it.
Interviewer: Do you understand it?
Yogi: No. That's why I can explain it. If I understood it, I wouldn't
know anything about it.
Interviewer: Are there any great jazz players alive today?
Yogi: No. All the great jazz players alive today are dead. Except for
the ones that are still alive. But so many of them are dead, that the
ones that are still alive are dying to be like the ones that are dead.
Some would kill for it.
Interviewer: What is syncopation?
Yogi: That's when the note that you should hear now happens either
before or after you hear it. In jazz, you don't hear notes when they
happen because that would be some other type of music. Other types of
music can be jazz, but only if they're the same as something different
from those other kinds.
Interviewer: Now I really don't understand.
Yogi: I haven't taught you enough for you to not understand jazz that