Monday, February 22, 2016

American Masters Celebrates Rock 'n' Roll Legend Fats Domino

American Masters Celebrates Rock 'n' Roll Legend Fats Domino During Black History Month on PBS

"Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll" premieres nationally on the legendary performer's 88th birthday Friday, February 26 at 10 p.m. (check local listings)

Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. With his boogie-woogie piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors, along with Presley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard of a revolutionary genre of music, rock 'n' roll.

In celebration of Fats Domino's 88th birthday, THIRTEEN's American Masters presents, "Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll," premiering nationwide during Black History Month on Friday, February 26 at 10 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). The one-hour documentary traces how Fats Domino's brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues morphed into rock and roll, appealing to black and white audiences alike. Actor Clarke Peters narrates.

Fats Domino was born Antoine Domino, Jr. on February 26, 1928. He was the last of eight Domino children and the only one of his siblings born in New Orleans. His journey from a poor childhood in the Lower Ninth Ward to a key figure in rock 'n' roll is told using vintage performances of Domino and his band interwoven with reminiscences of fellow architects of rock 'n' roll.

Among those interviewed are producer/songwriter/bandleader and longtime collaborator Dave Bartholomew, who co-wrote and produced most of Domino's hits; J&M studio owner, engineer and producer Cosimo Matassa, who was involved in creating rock 'n' roll recordings by Domino, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Lloyd Price and many others; and saxophonist Herb Hardesty, a mainstay of both Domino's and Bartholomew's bands.

As a child, Domino liked to tinker on the family piano. His life was changed forever when his sister married Harrison Verrett, a New Orleans musician (banjo player), who taught him how to play the piano and introduced him to the music scene. Domino wanted to play the piano so much that he quit school after fourth grade, and worked in a factory in order to perform in local nightclubs.

Among Domino's musical influences were boogie woogie piano players Meade Lux Lewis (Boogie Woogie), Pete Johnson (Low Down Dog), and Amos Milburn (Bad, Bad Whiskey); and singers Big Joe Turner (Low Down Dog) and Louis Jordan (Caldonia).

While playing in the Ninth Ward clubs, Domino met Billy Diamond, a local bandleader and bass player, who invited him to play in his band at the Hideaway Club in New Orleans. It was Diamond who gave him the nickname "Fats" – even before Domino made a record — after the great piano player Fats Waller. Soon, Domino became a regular at the Hideaway Club, drawing crowds and accolades for his musical abilities.

However, it was his partnership with Bartholomew, pioneering R&B producer, songwriter, and New Orleans trumpeter, whose collaboration and guidance as collaborator, arranger and bandleader that would have the most profound impact on his career.

When Bartholomew took Lew Chudd, Imperial Records, to the Hideaway to hear Domino play Swanee River Boogie, which was his specialty number at the club, Chudd signed Domino on the spot. Two weeks later, Domino recorded his first record, The Fat Man, which attracted national attention, rising to #1 on the February 1950 R&B charts. The Fat Man is often cited as one of the first records in the rock 'n' roll style. For the next five years, Domino and Bartholomew's band recorded a steady stream of hits for Imperial Records.

The crossover record that would sell to blacks and whites was Domino's 1955 Ain't That a Shame. Within a week, the song was covered by Pat Boone.

By the end of 1956, Domino was making appearances on major network television (e.g., The Steve Allen Show, The Perry Como Show and The Ed Sullivan Show), and even in Hollywood films (The Girl Can't Help It and Shake, Rattle and Rock).

In 1957, the Domino band traveled 13,000 miles across the United States working 355 shows, and selling out nightclubs and concert halls whenever they played. Yet, despite being the most popular rock 'n' roll band in the country, with a sizable number of white fans, Domino encountered racial segregation. As they toured, they were denied access to lodging, food and services, and forced to used "For Colored Only" facilities.

"He [Domino] had four major riots at his shows partly because of integration," says Fats Domino biographer Rick Coleman. "But also the fact they had alcohol at these shows. So they were mixing alcohol, plus dancing, plus the races together for the first time in a lot of these places."

"There was this historic moment in American history," says Coleman. "That the things were kinda coming together and people don't really credit rock 'n' roll for integrating America, but it really did."

By the end of 1963, a new generation of rockers was taking center stage. Though his days of top 10 hits were behind him, Domino continued to record. For the next 40 years, he toured internationally performing his hits at sold-out shows around the world. In 65 years, he never departed from his boogie woogie roots. And until his final public performance in 2006, Bartholomew and Hardesty were often in the band. Fats Domino currently lives in his native New Orleans.

"Fats Domino is one of America's most beloved entertainers," says Michael Kantor, executive producer of American Masters. "In viewing this film, we come to understand the pivotal role he played in the popularization of the big beat style and the birth of rock 'n' roll, but also the important influence he had on the music of the 1960s and 1970s."

The DVD featuring both the one hour PBS broadcast and the 90-minute "director's cut" will be available on the same day from Shanachie Entertainment.

The 30th anniversary season of American Masters continues with new documentaries about fellow music legends Carole King (February 19) Loretta Lynn (March 4), Janis Joplin (May 3) and The Highwaymen (May 27).

Launched in 1986, American Masters has earned 28 Emmy Awards — including 10 for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series since 1999 and five for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special — 12 Peabodys, an Oscar, three Grammys, two Producers Guild Awards and many other honors. Now in its 30th season on PBS, the series is a production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET and also seen on the WORLD channel.

To take American Masters beyond the television broadcast and further explore the themes, stories and personalities of masters past and present, the series' companion website ( offers streaming video of select films, interviews, photos, outtakes, essays and more.

"American Masters: Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll" is a production of HISTORIC MUSIC LIBRARY. Producers are Joe Lauro, Rich Nevins and Rick Coleman. Editor is Anthea Carr. Writers are Joe Lauro and Rick Coleman. Executive Producers are Celia Zantz, Daniel Wheeler and Dick Connette. Director is Joe Lauro. Associate Producers are Haydèe Ellis, Mark Balsam and Sherwin Dunner. Narrator is Clarke Peters.

Funding for American Masters is provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Vital Projects Fund, Ellen and James S. Marcus, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, and PBS. Support for this program also provided by National Endowment for the Arts and Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation in honor of William S. Wood.


About WNET

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jealous Monk Announces New Single and Sophomore Album

New Orleans Hip Hop Group to Release "I Love, I Hustle" on June 28, 2013

New Orleans, LA – "I Love, I Hustle," the new album by New Orleans progressive hip hop group Jealous Monk will be released to the public on Friday, June 28th.  Featuring the highly anticipated first single "Heatwave," the album will be available for purchase online through iTunes and

Jealous Monk's brand of synth-heavy indie hip hop has been a New Orleans favorite since the band's inception in 2005. Twice voted "Best Hip Hop Act" by Where Y'at Magazine, the band has developed a significant following over the years both nationally as well as locally. As their newest project, "I Love, I Hustle" reflects the rich and diverse musical culture of New Orleans starting with the standout single "Heatwave" - a 60's -inspired hip hop song complete with live horn and string accompaniments. "Heatwave" was released on May 28th.

Anchored by some of New Orleans brightest young talents, the group is comprised of standout DJ/MC/Producer Jermaine Quiz and longtime freestyle heavyweight Intelligence.  Jealous Monk takes their future directly into their own hands by writing, producing, and performing their compositions all in-house – a rarity in contemporary hip hop. "I Love, I Hustle" was engineered by Austin Leigh Briggs, a prolific engineer who has worked with notable artists such as Talib Kweli, Currensy and Jet-Life Artists. As reviewed by MTV's, "(Jealous Monk is) on the brink of major cross over success... garnering quite a buzz."

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Big Easy Awards to Honor Dumpstaphunk as "Ambassador of Entertainment" April 22 in New Orleans

Gambit's 25th Annual Awards Ceremony Will Give Special Honors To Dumpstaphunk For Championing New Orleans Music, Culture and Charity Nationwide

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Just days before Dumpstaphunk celebrates their 10th Anniversary on the Gentilly Stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Gambit Weekly's 25th Annual Big Easy Awards will honor the local funk ensemble Monday, April 22 with the "Ambassador of Entertainment" special recognition award for championing New Orleans music, culture and charity to new audiences nationwide. The event, held at Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino, will also honor The Meters with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" and Anders Osborne as "Entertainer of the Year."

"Ambassador of Entertainment is an award that honors artists that are spreading the spirit of New Orleans outside of our local community, a liaison to the rest of the world that brings a national spotlight to the culture that we have here," Gambit Marketing Director Marie Lovejoy explained. "We felt that from their extensive touring schedule to far-reaching press in publications like Rolling Stone and charity concert supporting Superstorm Sandy relief efforts, Dumpstaphunk really brought New Orleans to new heights. They had a knockout year and represented our city in such a positive way to a new spectrum of audiences nationwide, that we're eager to recognize their success at this years awards."

"It's probably the most soulful place in the world, New Orleans" said Dumpstaphunk keyboardist Ivan Neville. "The people that live here and the culture our community creates is something that everyone should experience in their life. We are proud to call New Orleans home and share its positivity through our music every day."

In addition to the event's special recognition awards, the 2013 Big Easy Awards will also honor local artists in more than 20 music categories, for which Dumpstaphunk has been nominated as "Best Funk Band" alongside Galactic and Khris Royal's Dark Matter. The winners will be announced at the April 22 ceremony, which will also feature live performances from several nominated artists. For ticket information and reservations to attend the Big Easy Awards, call (504) 483-3129.


"Dumpstaphunk has grown from a small side project into one of New Orleans' most prestigious modern funk ensembles." -- Rolling Stone

"I have a new favorite New Orleans funk band: Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk" -- New York Times
"One of the hippest funk bands in the land." -- Guitar Player

Nearly a decade evolved from their debut at 2003's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Dumpstaphunk offers fans an unforgettable live experience steeped in the "Big Easy" tradition of a good time. The all-star collective features Ivan Neville on keys, the unique double-bass attack of veterans Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III, Ian Neville on guitar, and the monster addition of Nikki Glaspie on drums. From annual performances at New Orleans Jazz Fest -- "The colossal low end and filthy grooves they threw down from the Gentilly Stage must have set a Jazz Fest record for one of the baddest bass jams ever." (Bass Player, 2012) -- to music rooms and festivals across the nation like Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, All Good, High Sierra and beyond, Dumpstaphunk continues to spread an unmistakable groove with their hard-hitting performances that dares listeners not to move. "It's probably the most soulful place in the world, New Orleans," Ivan boasts. "Call us ambassadors if you want, we're proud to represent for the city and share that soulfulness with the word."

Dumpstaphunk's forthcoming studio album, Dirty Word (June 2013), re-imagines the boundaries of an entire genre, holding true to the opinionated, vintage funk of their forefathers in The Meters, Sly & the Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic, but with a modern edge that forays into gospel, blues, and straight-up Rock n' Roll. New music from Dirty Word also boasts guest appearances by Dumpsta's friends and family including Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Rebirth Brass Band, Art Neville, Ani DiFranco, Skerik and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "We always keep the spontaneity going, that's something I love about this band. We can funk it out with the best of them, but we also like to showcase how all sorts of music can come together and push the boundaries of what funk music is,"? said Ivan. "We just hope to spread the good word through funk," added drummer Glaspie. "If we can create an escape, give people a reason to get down and forget their problems, then we're doing what we set out to."

For tour dates and an exclusive first listen of Dirty Word, visit


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Michael Weintrob Unveils "InstrumentHead" Portrait Series During Jazzfest

Instrumenthead: "Portraiture" Music Photography Exhibit Debuts During JazzFest

Surrealist Portrait Photographer Michael Weintrob's InstrumentHead Photo Series

Takes An Unconventional Look At 75 Iconic Faces In Music

Limited-Edition Fine Art Prints Available Exclusively During New Orleans Jazzfest;

Gallery Opens April 25th Off Frenchmen Street

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- With an eye as finely tuned as a musician's ear, New York-based photographer Michael Weintrob announces the New Orleans debut of his signature InstrumentHead portraiture series. Presented by Jakprints, the walkable photography exhibit debuts Thursday, April 25 at 2121 Chartres Street, just off Frenchmen Street, on the eve of the 2013 Jazz & Heritage Festival. This will be the first time the limited-edition fine art Giclée prints have ever been available for sale to the public.

InstrumentHead is a surrealist collection of musician portraits that captures the essence of each artist without ever showing their face. Instead, entertainers such as Bootsy Collins, Mickey Hart, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the late Uncle Lionel Batiste pose with their instruments in front of their heads, allowing Weintrob to create an intimate expression of each subject's artistic identity within the frame of a single, iconic image. "When I look at these photos, I can hear them playing," Weintrob explained. "This will be an exhibition like nothing I have even been a part of before."

More than 250 artists worldwide have participated in the project since Weintrob began shooting portraits in 2006. The concept evolved by chance when, during a typical portrait photo shoot, he suggested artists put their guitars down their shirts just to spice things up a bit and get creative. The idea had such a positive response with his subjects, that the series took on a life of its own. "The first thing I tell the artist is that I'd like to tell their story through the photo, and include what makes them special as a musician. I also ask, ‘How are your fans going to know that it's you without seeing your face?' So people show up with all the stuff that distinguishes them, and together we figure out how to incorporate it all into the portrait."

Weintrob's eclectic collection ranges from mainstream to cult musicians, contemporary and world, has been featured on NPR's The Checkout, Popular Photography and Luxxe Immo Fine Art Magazine, and shown at the Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival in 2010 and 2011, Mountain Jam Music Festival in 2010, and abroad at the Barcelona Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival in 2011 with the support of the United States Consulate.

His New Orleans InstrumentHead exhibit will host two celebratory gala events starting at 7pm on the eve of both Jazzfest weekends, Thursday, April 25 and Wednesday May 1, with live music and special guests that will bring the gallery to life. Located just a few steps away from Frenchmen Street and open to the public from April 25 to May 5, 2121 Chartres Street will morph into a walking spectacle of art-paneled walls covered in the signature 36 by 48-inch limited edition fine art Giclée prints, with an on-site photo studio for Weintrob to capture even more musical moments throughout the 10-day festivities.

Weintrob will donate 20 percent of the InstrumentHead proceeds to two local charities dear to his heart: the Tipitina's Foundation, a local nonprofit supporting Louisiana and New Orleans' irreplaceable music community and culture through childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource; and the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation, working to sustain New Orleans musicians and tradition bearers in body, mind and spirit by providing access to health and social services through the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic, regardless of musicians' ability to pay, and by fostering cultural opportunities that advocate for and support this effort.

Shooting artist portraits and live event photography professionally since 1998, Weintrob's photos have appeared in the pages of Rolling Stone, Spin, Mojo, Billboard, Relix, Downbeat, Jazz Times and more. However, he says that InstrumentHead has had the most dramatic impact on his life and career thus far. "For a long time, I was known as just a live music photographer, and I think InstrumentHead has allowed me to re-invent myself as a portrait photographer," Weintrob said. "Through all of this I have really found my voice as an artist."

"Music is my life, music is my subject. I'm surrounded by musicians and I feed off of their creative energy. Even when I'm clicking the button of the camera, it's like I can anticipate the notes and feel how they're going to express themselves on stage," he added. "If it wasn't for music, I wouldn't be a photographer."

Click here to watch video of InstrumentHead in the making.

For more information about Michael Weintrob and an extended look at images from the InstrumentHead gallery, visit

About Jakprints

Sharing in a mutual love for music, art and creativity, Jakprints, Inc. is an artist driven, full-service printing company specializing in full color offset printing, apparel printing, large format prints and sticker production. By investing in state of the art equipment, ecologically sustainable practices and an unfaltering commitment to customer service, Jakprints serves more than 90,000 customers worldwide -- from musicians, artists and designers to corporations or individuals -- with a wide range of projects customized to bring the best attention to any brand, company or event. For more information, visit

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dirty Dozen Brass Band signs with Savoy Jazz

New Album "Twenty Dozen" Set for Release May 1st

Band Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary With Live Dates Including BAM Residency With Dr. John & Headlining Jazz Fest

20 Dozen CD Cover

Exactly thirty five years ago born in the New Orleans neighborhood of Treme, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band revolutionized the New Orleans brass band by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional style. Anchored by original members Roger Lewis, Kevin Harris, Gregory Davis, Efrem Towns and Kirk Joseph, the band has signed with Savoy Jazz who will help celebrate their auspicious anniversary with the release of "TWENTY DOZEN" -- an all new eleven track album which will be released on May 1st. Produced by Scott Billington at The Music Shed in New Orleans, the album showcases the Dirty Dozen Brass Band's quintessential sound mixed with a heady Caribbean flavor. The band will embark on a series of tour dates including a three night BAM residency in Brooklyn with Dr. John and a triumphant series of shows in their native New Orleans culminating in a very special album release & 35th anniversary reunion concert at the Temple on April 28th and a featured slot at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 3rd.

Born under the auspices of the Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in 1977, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band were a seven member ensemble who started out as the house band and eventually broke through the boundaries of the traditional brass band to evolve into a highly lauded world-renowned musical force. With several incarnations throughout the years, the band now consists of Gregory Davis (trumpet, vocals), Roger Lewis (baritone, soprano sax), Kevin Harris (tenor saxophone), Efrem Towns (trumpet, flugelhorn), Kirk Joseph (sousaphone), Terence Higgins (drums), and Kyle Roussel (keyboard). Former member Jake Eckert (guitar) is featured throughout "TWENTY DOZEN."

Says Roger Lewis: "It's a big old musical gumbo, and that probably made the difference, separating us from other brass bands out of New Orleans. It put a different twist on the music. We were not trying to change anything, we were just playing the music we wanted to play and not stay in one particular bag."


Friday, January 6, 2012

Harry Connick Jr. To Guest On NBC's 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'

Three-time Grammy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Harry Connick Jr. will have a multi-episode, guest-starring turn on the Wolf Films/NBC drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (Wednesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET).

Connick will guest-star as Executive ADA David Haden, a dedicated, straight-shooting prosecutor who is assigned a case with Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay). Although Benson is at first wary of Haden, they are both surprised to find they work well together. As the case develops, so does their relationship. Connick's first episode will air January 18.

"This is a home run on so many levels," said Hargitay. "The show is very fortunate to have Harry's extraordinary talent, and I'm lucky because I get to work with my friend. I think Olivia couldn't have asked for a better companion to take her through a new stage in her life and career."

A star in music, theater, film and television, Connick recently won his second Emmy for musical direction of his live concert television special, "Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on Broadway." He currently is starring on Broadway in the musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" about which USA Today said: "Harry Connick Jr. has never sung or acted more powerfully." The musical is directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer, who also is the director of NBC's upcoming Broadway-themed drama "Smash."

This year Connick starred in the hit film "Dolphin Tale" which debuted at #1 at the box office with Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman and Kris Kristofferson. He also added author to his credentials with "The Happy Elf," his beloved song and children's Christmas stage musical turned into a keepsake children's book with an accompanying instrumental jazz CD released by Marsalis Music. On television, Connick is best remembered as Dr. Leo Markus on NBC's "Will and Grace."

A proud New Orleans native, Connick and longtime friend Branford Marsalis opened the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in The Musicians' Village in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans last summer, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity. From music to dance, theater to film, the goal of the Center is to harness the exceptional talents of the residents and students of the surrounding Musicians' Village in a collective effort that will provide an invaluable resource to New Orleans.

"Law & Order: SVU" is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Television. Dick Wolf, Warren Leight and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

7 Walkers Announce Fall Tour Dates

Self Titled Debut Album Featuring Robert Hunter Out Now

7 Walkers photo by Jay Blakesberg

7 Walkers, the revered band featuring legendary drummer and Grateful Dead co-founder Bill Kreutzmann, guitarist Papa Mali, multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard (Willie Nelson, Fastball) and legendary New Orleans bass man George Porter Jr. (The Meters, Funky Meters) today announce a run of fall tour dates that bring them to U.S. points south and west.

Included along the tour are stops in hometowns of New Orleans and San Francisco, where very special local guest musicians are expected to sit in with the band. With George Porter Jr. also on a reunion tour with The Meters this fall, look for the 7 Walkers Fall Tour to alternate bass players between shows, with select performances to feature Dirty Dozen Brass Band founder and sousaphone player Kirk Joseph Jr., and Tea Leaf Green's bassist Reed Mathis (who also appears on the 7 Walkers' album).

Co-written by Papa Mali, 7 Walkers, and longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, the band's 2010 self-titled debut earned high praise from critics and fans alike. No Depression called it "The best album by any member of the Grateful Dead since American Beauty." Blurt Online raved “both assertive and alluring,” while Daily News proclaimed: “as tasty as any dish ever served up by Kreutzmann's higher-profile collaborators."

Current confirmed 7 Walkers tour dates are as follows:

October 14 ^ Harvest Music Fest Ozark, AR
October 15 ^ Kenny Dorham's Backyard Austin, TX
October 18 ^ Tipitina's New Orleans, LA (tickets)
October 20 ^ MagnoliaFest Live Oak, FL
October 22 ^ LEAF Festival Black Mnt., NC
October 23 ^ Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
October 25-26 *** The Abbey at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, CA
October 27 *** Napa Valley Opera House Napa, CA
October 29 ^ Hangtown Halloween Ball Placerville, CA
October 30 *** Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
October 31 *** Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
January 9-14 ^ JamCruise with Steve Kimock Ft. Lauderdale, FL

^ Featuring George Porter Jr. (The Meters, Funky Meters) on bass

* Featuring Kirk Joseph (The Dirty Dozen Brass Band) on sousaphone

*** Featuring Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green)

Additional dates to be announced.