German jazz pianist Georg Graewe plans to jam with some of the Crescent City’s top musicians

An upcoming New Orleans Georg Graewe show is previewed.

As the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans remains one of the best spots to explore the music’s early history. But thanks to a handful of adventurous local presenters, the Crescent City is also becoming a good place to see how the city’s own brand of new music improvisers fits in with developments around the world.

In recent years, such top-notch European players as Peter Brotzmann, Han Bennink and Frank Gratkowski have played here. Their programs showcased the full range of the European styles, from spacey chamber jazz and dada-style theatrics to full-blown expressionist wailing.

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