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Improvised music alive and well — and growing — in New Orleans | NOLA.com

A nice mention for the series in Alex Rawls’s piece on nola.com. Improvised music alive and well — and growing — in New Orleans | NOLA.com: “At a recent Open Ears gig, the audience wasn’t as tweedy as stereotypes might … Continue reading

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Rob Mazurek & Black Cube SP plus Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey with Skerik

Jazz Fest Tuesday, April 28 !!!! Set 1 (at 10 pm) Rob Mazurek and Black Cube SP Rob Mazurek – Cornet, Electronics, Voice Mauricio Takara – Drums, Cavaquinho, Voice Guilherme Granado – Keyboards, Synths, Sampler, Voice Thomas Rohrer – Rabeca, … Continue reading

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HIP Fest 2014

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We’re (part of ) #41!

For Downbeat Magazine’s 80th Anniversary, they published a list of the 80 coolest things in jazz. #41 is New Orleans, and we got a brief mention in the article: At…events like Jeff Albert’s Open Ears Music Series, improvising players innovate … Continue reading

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Neslort plus Thierno & Karamba Dioubate on Nov 12

On November 12, we have a special double bill. At 10pm sharp (really at 10 pm, not New Orleans 10, but real world actual 10 pm) we have one set from the West African musicians Thierno & Karamba Dioubate. This … Continue reading

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HIP Fest

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Rare Monday night show

On 10/28, we will have a Monday night show. The Helen Gillet & James Singleton CD release party has been moved to Monday 10/28 due to a room scheduling conflict. Please join us ON MONDAY October 28.

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Long Sidewalks featuring Jeb Bishop with Jeff Albert, Rex Gregory, Ray Moore, Helen Gillet, Chris Alford, Jesse Morrow, and Marcello Benetti

Press Release What: Long Sidewalks featuring Jeb Bishop with Jeff Albert, Rex Gregory, Ray Moore, Helen Gillet, Chris Alford, Jesse Morrow, and Marcello Benetti When: Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 10 pm Where: The Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St, New … Continue reading

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Our summer home

Our regular home, The Blue Nile Balcony Room, is undergoing major renovations this summer, so we will not be presenting concerts there in the second half of July or August. Fortunately we have a fine summer home at The Circle … Continue reading

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October is a monthlong celebration of 5 Years of Open Ears

On November 7, 2007 the Open Ears Music Series presented its first performance in the Blue Nile Balcony Room. The Jeff Albert Quintet performed at the first of the weekly Wednesday night concerts. The rest of November featured New Orleans … Continue reading

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