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05.03.2013

HANG TIN: CHAZ FEST RECAP

Nola Defender by Ryan Sparks

According to a friend of mine, the homes in the Bywater are “so close together you can hear your neighbor reading a magazine.” This past Wednesday, the two stages of Chaz Fest brought more interesting noises...


05.01.2013

Jazz Fest 2013 Focus: Alex McMurray

Offbeat Magazine

Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

On a recent Saturday evening Alex McMurray filled Siberia with an audience that hung on every word of his compositions, a catalog that ranges from wry to wistful to ribald. McMurray is adept at this solo magic, playing material mostly culled from his 2012 release I Will Never Be Alone In This Land. McMurray has also been playing shows, often with special guests, Thursday nights in the Saturn...

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04.29.2013

Alumnus holds 8th annual Chaz Fest in his backyard

Tulane University New Wave

Tulane University New Wave by Sally Asher

It’s lucky for music lovers that Tulane alumnus Alex McMurray decided one day in 1992 to ask himself what would happen if kept riding his bike into the unknown — beyond the French Quarter. The journey took him to the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, where he co-founded the local music festival Chaz Fest that takes place in his own backyard on Wednesday (May 1).


04.28.2013

Jazz Fest is upon us...

Thanks to everyone who came out early to the Gentilly Stage on Saturday. Have been too busy to talk about the set until after the fact. Pretty classic. Here's a little thing from the Offbeat.

04.22.2013

Chaz and Alex talk about Chazfest

Chaz and Alex will be going on WWOZ on Tuesday night for David Kunian's Kitchen Sink show to talk about Chaz Fest. We will have music from the bands that are playing this year so tune in to www.wwoz.org at 10pm!