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MelodyTrip today announced the winners of The Festies, the 1st Annual US Music Festival awards.

Thousands of fans voted for the Festies in over 20 categories. MelodyTrip staff and an independent of music bloggers and media also contributed to determine the winners.

Bonnaroo was the big winner, taking home Festies for Best US Music Festival and Best Rock Festival and Superfly/AC Entertainment, the producers of Bonnaroo, were recognized as the Best Festival Production Company. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival also fared very well, winning awards for Best Jazz Festival, Best Post Festival Scene/Nightlife, Best Music Festival Performance (Bruce Springsteen). Quint Davis of Festival Productions, producer of Jazz Fest, was recognized as Festival Producer/Promoter of the Year. Telluride Bluegrass also multiple awards, for Best Bluegrass Festival and Most Scenic Festival Setting.

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What: The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation sponsors a free festival showcasing Louisiana blues artists with music on two stages, food and art.

Where: Lafayette Square Park, across from Gallier Hall.

When: Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Information: Call 504.558.6100, www.jazzandheritage.org/bluesfest.

The third annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is a free celebration of Southern soul.

Produced since 2006 by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation (the nonprofit organization that owns the world-famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell), the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival brings to life New Orleans’ historic role in making the blues one of the most influential sounds in the world.

The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival presents many of the top performers from southern Louisiana and Mississippi, plus delicious food and unique visual art.

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., as part of its Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series, has partnered with Dillard University to present a two-day seminar titled, “The Jazz Culture of New Orleans.”

The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will be held Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Stern Hall Auditorium on the Dillard campus (2601 Gentilly Blvd.).

Events begin at 9 a.m. on Friday with a screening of the award-winning documentary “Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans.” The film examines the fascinating history of the largest community of free black people in the Deep South during slavery.

Following the screening will be two full days of presentations on topics including: “What is New Orleans?”, “The Jazz Culture of New Orleans,” “Jazz: The State of the Art,” “Jazz: The Classical Music of Globalization” and “The 2005 Disaster and the Future of Jazz in New Orleans.”

Traditional jazz clarinetist and historian Dr. Michael White will give a keynote address on the topic “A Life in Jazz.”

On Friday evening there will be a dinner reception and jazz jam session featuring trumpeter Edward Anderson, , pianist Jesse McBride, singer Sasha Masakowski and many special guests, including drummer Herlin Riley.

In addition to Dr. White, presenters include: Dr. Rhinehold Wagenleitner of the University of Salzburg, Austria; jazz pianist and author Tom McDermott; Dillard University President Dr. Marvalene Hughes; Dr. Robert O’Meally of Columbia University); Dirty Dozen Brass Band cofounder Gregory Davis; Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy; jazz musician and Dillard University instructor Edward Anderson; retired Dillard professor and Jazz & Heritage Foundation board member Dr. Henry Lacey and D. Joan Rhodes, president of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s board of directors.

The complete schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, October 10
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Registration
Lobby, Samuel DuBois Cook Fine Arts and Communications Center

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Stern Hall Auditorium
Screening of “Faubourg Treme?: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans”
Discussion Leader: Lolis Eric Elie, filmmaker and journalist

10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Stern Hall Auditorium
Opening and Historical Overview
S. Carver Davenport, Professor and Chair, Department of Music, Dillard University Dr. Marvalene Hughes, President, Dillard University A Conversation: “What is New Orleans?” Dr. David Taylor, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University, Moderator Historical Overview Brenda Marie Osbey, Poet Laureate, State of Louisiana Social and Cultural Perspectives Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Associate Professor of English, Dillard University Political and Economic Perspectives Dr. Mtangulizi Sanyika, Instructor of African World Studies, Discussant

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Kearny Hall Cafeteria

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Stern Hall Auditorium
Panel Presentation: “The Jazz Culture of New Orleans”
Dr. Robert G. O’Neally, Zora Neal Hurston Professor of Literature, Columbia University, and Founding Director, New York Jazz Institute, Moderator D. Joan Rhodes, President, Board of Directors, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation

3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Stern Hall Auditorium
Keynote Presentation: “Jazz: The Classical Music of Globalization”
Dr. Reinholt Wagnleitner, Associate Professor of University of Salzburg, Austria

Informance: Tom McDermott, pianist

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Reception, Dinner and Jam Session
Performers: Edward Anderson, trumpet Rex Stewart, alto saxophone Jesse McBride, piano Jesse Weaser, bass Sasha Masakowski, vocals Dr. Alan Colón, percussion Dr. Henry Lacey, trumpet Marious Tilton, bass Jerry Crump, keyboards Special guest: Herlin Riley, drums

Saturday, October 11

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Stern Hall Auditorium
Panel Presentations: “Jazz The State of the Art”
Edward Anderson, Assistant Professor of Music, Dillard University, Moderator

“Jazz and Literature”
Dr. Henry C. Lacey, Emeritus Professor of English, Dillard University

“Jazz Education” Germaine Bazzle, jazz singer and educator Jackie Harris, Program Officer, the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation

“The Business of Jazz”
Gregory Davis, founder and manager, Dirty Dozen Bass Band

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Lunch
Kearny Hall

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Stern Hall Auditorium
Panel Presentation: “The 2005 Disaster and the Future of Jazz in New Orleans”
Dr. Randolph Peters, Professor of Foreign Languages, Moderator Jesse McBride, pianist Jackie Harris, Program Officer, the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Roger Dickerson, composer

3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Stern Hall Auditorium
Special Recognition: Dr. Marvalene Hughes, President, Dillard University Dr. Harold Batiste Dr. Alan Colón , NEH Professor of Education and African World Studies

Keynote Presentation: “A Life in Jazz”
Dr. Michael White, jazz musician and Professor of Foreign Languages, Xavier University

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, and uses the proceeds from that festival for year-round activities in the areas of education, economic development and cultural programming. Programs and assets of the foundation include: radio station WWOZ 90.7-FM, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive, the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, the Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series, the Jazz Journey concert series, the Community Partnership Grants program and the Raisin’ the Roof housing initiative. The foundation also produces community events such as the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Fiesta Latina, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival, the Down by the Riverside concerts and others.

For additional information, please call Dillard University at (504) 816-4701, or the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation at (504) 558-6100.

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