Master Artists Series: Tiana Hux

Few people can entertain both adults and kids but MC Sweet Tea can! She pulled out a very engaging & empowering class out of her bag of tricks. The young artists adored her. We loved having Tiana Hux host our Master Artists Series at Upturn Arts.

Master Artists Series: CR Gruver

CR Gruver is the Owner/ President at School of Rock NOLA, Keyboards/Vocals at New Orleans Suspects, and one of New Orleans' favorite on the keys. "CR Gruver is a classically trained pianist who was bitten by the bug known as New Orleans music after stints touring with nationally known bands such as Outformation and the Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Angie Aparo. Since moving to New Orleans he has immersed himself into the scene and has become a well-regarded sideman adept at James Booker-style piano machinations and the swelling B-3 stylings of Art Neville. Besides playing with many of the city’s local luminaries he also leads his own local band, Funkifry’d." Learn more about the opportunit

Send Me A Friend, A Project of Positive Vibrations Foundation Benefit in Park City

An Intimate Evening with Anders Osborne & Luther Dickinson to benefit Send Me A Friend hosted by Ben & Paige Anderson GA 🎟️at --> VIP 🎟️at --> 5:00pm – VIP Door 5:30pm – Meet and Greet/Gourmet Buffet Dinner 7:00pm – GA Door 7:30pm – Music by Anders/Luther - John Bukaty live painting 8:30pm – Live Auction 9:00pm – Music by Anders/Luther - John Bukaty live painting 9:45pm – Live Auction Send Me A Friend: Send Me A Friend a national network of “sober friends” that are on call to come to a show and offer a helping hand and source of support for struggling music industry professionals. Their mission is to support newly-sober musicians an

Jazz Tradition

Some lucky kids at Upturn Arts summer camp got a music lesson July 9 from Dr. Michael White, the clarinetist, bandleader, composer and musicologist who's helping keep the New Orleans jazz tradition alive. He taught a Positive Vibrations Foundation Master Artist session to the emerging young artists. photos Max Becherer, staff photographer The Advocate New Orleans

Master Artists Series: Mr. Z Upbeat Academy

Photos by Traven Stout Photographer; Digital music workshop by Upbeat Music Academy provided by Positive Vibrations Foundation Year after year, we love hosting Mr. Z during our Master Artists Series. The Upbeat Academy Foundation is a Louisiana non-profit organization formed in 2013 providing underprivileged at-risk high-school children with an opportunity to learn how to produce and perform electronic dance music and hip-hop. Local DJs, producers and rappers/lyricists hold weekly (and soon daily) classes in the UPBEAT studio where students have access to equipment like laptops, mixers, turntables, controllers, microphones, headphones, various instruments, and the latest music production sof

Master Artists Series: Water Seed

photo // Billboard Top 20 Recording Artist, Water Seed has proven to be the best new thing hailing from New Orleans. Their ever-growing resume includes multiple performances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, two performances at the New Orleans Essence Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival, the Flood City Music Festival, a three month residency in Russia, the Dogwood Music Festival, headliner at the Apollo Theater (sold out show), the Civic Theater in New Orleans, Tipitina’s in New Orleans, the BAM Cafe in Brooklyn, Nyc, Martyr’s in Chicago,The Mint in Los Angeles, The Legendary Bitter End in New York, and countless other venues and festivals throughout

Master Artists Series: Dr. Michael White

Dr. Michael White is an accomplished, multi-faceted New Orleans-based clarinetist, bandleader, composer, musicologist, jazz historian, and educator widely regarded as one of the leading authorities and culture-bearers of traditional New Orleans jazz music. He has performed in over two dozen foreign countries, played on over 50 recordings, received countless awards, made multiple national television appearances, and been featured in major media publications. Learn more> This week, he leads our Master Artists Series at Upturn Arts. We have had the privilege of introducing the youth of New Orleans to Dr. Michael White numerous times over the last

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