The Only Jazz Fest 2013 Nine Lives LIVE Performance!

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On Monday, April 29th, all proceeds from the annual Jazz Fest Nine Lives LIVE performance will go to support the work that Friends Helping Kids, Inc. has been doing to bring a traditional, overnight summer camp experience to children with developmental disabilities from the New Orleans region.  At Krewe de Camp, campers get to experience […]

Fall Nine Lives Performance

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Nine Lives in Concert presented as part of the Tulane Reading Project 2012 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Tulane’s Dixon Halll Free & Open to the public Click image for more info

June ’12 Offbeat Cover Story – Nine Lives: A Life of Its Own


by John Swensen Paul Sanchez is frowning. The latest cast and crew for a performance of the music from Nine Lives: A Musical Story of New Orleans is onstage at the Contemporary Arts Center during a final rehearsal, and something is not quite right. Sanchez paces quickly around the theater, chin in hand, listening intently […]

Offbeat Review: Nine Lives: A Musical Story of New Orleans

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01 April 2012 — by John Swenson Here we have the complete “score” for Nine Lives: A Musical Story of New Orleans, combining the 24 songs released last year with 15 more written as part of the original conception but recorded in separate sessions toward the end of last year at Piety Street Studios. This […]

Nine Lives LIVE – April 30, 2012

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Coming to town for Jazz Fest? You won’t want to miss the first public performance of all 39 songs from the just completed Nine Lives – A Musical Story of New Orleans on Monday, April 30th!!

Nine Lives: A Musical Story of New Orleans

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The Complete 39 Song Set! Volume One PLUS 15 new songs… and brand new liner notes by Dan Baum!   Just Released!  

The DeSotos

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The DeSotos are an Auckland, New Zealand-based four piece who are standout exponents of the Americana/country blues genres. They mix a blend of rootsy guitars, Hammond organ and rock solid rhythm section with three part vocal harmonies to create their distinctive sound. 2009 was a breakthrough year for the band with their debut album, Cross […]

Stereophile Magazine Review: Nine Lives Vol 1

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NINE LIVES A MUSICAL ADAPTATION, VOLUME 1 by Colman deKay & Paul Sanchez, based on the novel by Dan Baum Mystery Street 2011 Paul Sanchez producer Wes Fontenot, Mark Bingham engineers Nine Lives New Orleans’ musical renaissance, so well documented in the HBO series Treme, has reached its apotheosis with this expansive project. Paul Sanchez, […]

Video: Nine Lives LIVE Opening Number, Fine In The Lower Nine

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New Orleans – On May 4, 2011, Nine Lives – The Musical Adaptation made its stage debut at Le Petit Theatre for two sold out shows. Penchant Productions, a New Orleans-based event & video production company, was engaged to film the performance. Here is the opening number from that magical night:

deKay & Sanchez-Nine Lives (Vol 2) Project

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Nine Lives – A Musical Adaptation Vol 1 has been released – and performed – to overwhelmingly positive press and interest. But the vision is not complete. The 14 or so remaining unrecorded songs need to be recorded and produced. The tentative plan is to go back into the studio in January to record the final […]