As New Orleans continues to rebuild and regain itself, the out/creative/free jazz/whatever scene is starting to get some traction. Andy Durta (Scatterjazz) has started booking ir-regular Sunday nights at the Hi-Ho Lounge on St Claude, and the last couple have been great, including last Sunday’s Neslort performance. The Saturn Bar has also opened up to some more adventurous music, which I believe might also have something to do with Andy. Rob Cambre’s AnxSnd is as vibrant as ever. McKeown’s Books has been hosting more performances, and the Open Ears Series has been having good audiences and music. I especially dug the Jimbo Walsh Quartet last week.
It is feeling like a good time to be creative in New Orleans.