Jay Mazza has been on the music scene in New Orleans since 1979. He has been documenting his live music experiences for three decades. His forthcoming book is titled, "Up Front and Center- New Orleans Music at the End of the 20th Century." He wrote the "Jazz City" column and covered culture in the Louisiana Weekly from 1992-2005. He has numerous other writing credits including articles in Downbeat, Blues Access, Tower Records Pulse!, the Times-Picayune, Offbeat and he was the editor of Beat Street magazine.
The history of the Jazz Fest
The breakup of the Meters
Bands including Galactic, the Rebirth Brass Band, the Neville Brothers, and the Radiators
Musicians such as Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, June Yamagishi, Jon Cleary
Existing and defunct clubs such as Tipitina’s, the House of Blues, Donna’s, Café Brazil, Benny’s Bar, the Mermaid Lounge, and Dorothy’s Medallion
The black culture in Tremé, second line parades, brass bands, jazz funerals and Mardi Gras Indians.