Kermit Ruffins
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Rebirth in the Tremé: New Orleans Ascendent
30 Nov 2010 // 3:00 PM

When the band broke into the repetitive horn line of “Hurricane”, the Tipitina’s crowd went utterly and gloriously berserk, joining the band in screaming “Heeeay!” after certain particularly ripping runs.


Kermit Ruffins: We Partyin' Traditional Style! (take 2)
12 Jun 2013 // 5:03 PM

After two decades, the New Orleans trumpeter finally figures out how to bring his live energy into a studio setting. The result is one of the best jazz releases of the year to date.

Kermit Ruffins: We Partyin’ Traditional Style (take 1)
11 Jun 2013 // 5:03 PM

The New Orleans trumpeter and singer tackles traditional jazz with a loose, deriviative ebullience.


Kermit Ruffins - "When the Saints Go Marching In" (stream) (PopMatters Premiere)
21 May 2013 // 6:08 AM

The incomparable New Orleans trumpeter and BBQ master, Kermit Ruffins, returns next week with a brand new album perfectly entitled 'We Partyin' Traditional Style'.

Kermit Ruffins - "Treme Mardi Gras" / "Holy Cow" (MP3)
10 May 2009 // 11:43 PM

New Orleans jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins will be appearing in a new HBO series Tremé that was just greenlit by the network. The pilot was

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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