http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/allen-toussaint-joins-neil-young-for-gulf-coast-tour-benefit-shows-2010-09-20September 20, 2010|0 comments
Allen Toussaint kicks off fall with six solo sets supporting Neil Young. Four of these dates are Gulf Coast benefit shows, for which Young has teamed up with Tyson Foods to fight hunger in Gulf Coast communities affected by the oil spill. Young is asking concertgoers to bring non-perishable food items to the concerts. All donations will be given to the Bay Area Food Bank, which serves communities in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsallen toussainthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/allen-toussaint-talks-to-bbcs-the-strand-about-new-orleans-post-katrina-artistic-rebirth-2010-06-09June 09, 2010|0 comments
The BBC World Service arts program The Strand headed to New Orleans for a look at how the city's arts community had been recovering in the five years since Hurricane Katrina struck and in light of the current BP oil disaster. The show features New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, whose album The Bright Mississippi showcases the work of New Orleans jazz greats. "The spirit here is alive and well," he says.Read more|Journal Topics:Radioallen toussainthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/allen-toussaint-to-perform-at-gulf-aid-benefit-concert-lenny-kravitz-john-legend-mos-def-2010-05-11May 11, 2010|0 commentsAllen Toussaint to Perform at Gulf Aid Benefit Concert, As Will Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Mos Def, Others
New Orleans native Allen Toussaint will perform at Gulf Aid, a benefit concert to raise funds for wetland recovery efforts and to support fishermen and families affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Also scheduled to perform at this Sunday's event are Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Mos Def, Dr. John, and many others. It will be broadcast on New Orleans radio station WWOZ 90.7 FM, online at wwoz.org.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsallen toussainthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/celebrate-brooklyn-to-feature-free-sets-allen-toussaint-low-anthem-members-of-buena-vista-2010-05-04May 04, 2010|0 commentsCelebrate Brooklyn! to Feature Free Sets from Allen Toussaint, The Low Anthem, and Members of Buena Vista Social Club
Celebrate Brooklyn!—one of New York City's longest-running free, outdoor performing arts festivals—has announced the complete line-up for this summer's concert series in in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Among the featured performers this year are Allen Toussaint, The Low Anthem, and the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, featuring Omara Portuondo.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tourallen toussainthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/allen-toussaint-performs-on-jimmy-kimmel-live-w-galactic-prior-to-la-show-w-blind-boys-of-alabama-2010-03-04March 04, 2010|0 commentsAllen Toussaint to Perform on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" with Galactic Prior to LA Show with Blind Boys of Alabama
Tune in to Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight to catch Allen Toussaint's performance with the New Orleans band Galactic. Toussaint's current US tour concludes in a special double bill with The Blind Boys of Alabama at Royce Hall in Los Angeles Saturday. He heads next to Europe for a number of shows, including the Allen Toussaint Festival with Don Byron in Bologna and a week's residency at the 35th anniversary International Jazz Festival Bern.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Televisionallen toussainthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/celebrate-the-saints-super-bowl-win-w-31-off-allen-toussaint-the-bright-mississippi-2010-02-08February 08, 2010|0 comments
Mardi Gras has come early in New Orleans as the city celebrates the Saints Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts. To mark the team's first-ever Super Bowl win and the final score of 31-17, the Nonesuch Store is taking 31% off the list price of The Bright Mississippi, New Orleans native Allen Toussaint's ode to the city's rich jazz heritage, on CD and vinyl.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsallen toussainthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/allen-toussaints-the-bright-mississippi-awarded-grand-prix-from-france-academie-du-jazz-2010-01-14January 14, 2010|0 comments
Allen Toussaint celebrates his 72nd birthday today. He received an early birthday gift when he was awarded the Grand Prix, Best Disc of the Year, from France's Académie du Jazz, for his 2009 Nonesuch debut, The Bright Mississippi. The awards ceremony took place this past Tuesday in Paris with members of the Ministry of Culture and a diverse array of artists in attendance.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsallen toussainthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/allen-toussaint-makes-his-austin-city-limits-debut-on-pbs-january-9-2010-01-05January 05, 2010|2 comments
Allen Toussaint is set to make his long-awaited debut on the PBS series Austin City Limits this Saturday, January 9. The hour-long episode kicks off a string of new shows for the award-winning concert series. Toussaint and his band perform interpretations of jazz classics from his Grammy-nominated Nonesuch debut, The Bright Mississippi, as well as beloved Toussaint originals like “Working in the Coalmine” and “Southern Nights.”Read more|Journal Topics:Televisionallen toussainthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/allen-toussaint-joins-nick-lowe-richard-thompson-levon-helm-sundance-spectacle-elvis-costello-2009-12-23December 23, 2009|0 commentsAllen Toussaint Joins Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Levon Helm on Sundance Channel's "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with ..."
Earlier this year, Elvis Costello was a guest performer at Allen Toussaint's Village Vanguard performances in celebration of his Nonesuch debut, The Bright Mississippi. Tonight, Toussaint returns the favor as he joins Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, and Levon Helm for a once-in-a-lifetime jam session on Costello's Sundance Channel interview and performance show, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with ...Read more|Journal Topics:Televisionallen toussainthttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ny-times-washington-post-boston-globe-mtv-nonesuch-albums-among-the-years-best-2009-12-21December 21, 2009|0 comments
Two New York Times music critics have Nonesuch albums on their Top Ten lists: Rokia Traoré's Tchamantché and Oumou Sangare's Seya. The Washington Post has Alarm Will Sound's a/rhythmia in its Top Ten classical albums; the Denver Post has Richard Goode and John Adams. Two Boston Globe critics have Wilco (the album) on their lists, while others there add BlakRoc and Seya. MTV includes Wilco plus Amadou & Mariam's Welcome to Mali. PopMatters and American Songwriter cite Wilco as well, while the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle lists Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi.