ROUND 2 (2010)

COOT has been playing their New Orleans inspired music for more than 15 years and the popular band’s debut CD features more than a dozen original songs.

Ernie Vincent Presents ‘The KOLAB Kollection’ 
Bill Bowman
The KOLAB Kollection will comprise a number of restored and re-mastered recordings from Ernie Vincent’s personal archives.

17 Days – 
Panorama Brass Band
17 Days is a unique CD celebrating brass band music from many different cultures recorded during Carnival Season 2010 performed by the Panorama Brass Band of New Orleans.

Paradise On Earth – 
New Orleans Helsinki Connection

‘Paradise On Earth” was released in May 2012 by New Orleans Helsinki Connection, a New Orleans based band playing traditional New Orleans jazz with a modern flavor.

ROUND 1 (2009)

Bayou Maharajah — 
Lily Keber

Bayou Maharajah is a fascinating feature-length video documentary on the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker. Click here to read more about Bayou Maharajah.

Sugar on the Floor – 
Lynn Drury
Produced and arranged by Carlo Nuccio, ‘Sugar on the Floor’, is a new work of 11 original compositions by Lynn Drury.

Mumbo Gumbo – 
Olivia Greene
‘Mumbo Gumbo’ by Olivia Greene and Friends celebrates the diverse and unique musical culture of New Orleans.

Nine Lives the Musical
Paul Sanchez and Colman deKay
A wonderful and unique musical adaptation of the book, Nine Lives, by Dan Baum.