Release Year: 2016
Publisher: Bluebird Publishing
The devastation wrought by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita left many to wonder if New Orleans would ever recover its unique musical culture. In fact, Jacobsen says, the Crescent City now rivals New York City as the country’s leading center for live jazz. His comprehensive look at the New Orleans jazz scene reveals the wide range of jazz styles that can be heard and the many and varied venues where jazz musicians and bands perform. And, Jacobsen relates, the city has become a nationally recognized center of jazz education, continuing to produce performing artists of international standing.
Both Students and lovers of jazz will find great enjoyment in Jacobsen’s third authoritative book on jazz in New Orleans. His discussion of the city’s jazz scene today is enhanced by the inclusion of almost seventy original photographs from his personal collection.