Jazz Fest Weekend Two Kicks Off With Tedeschi Trucks Band, Elvis Costello, Snarky Puppy & More

first_imgDespite a rainy start, New Orleans Jazz Fest kicked off weekend two with a bang today, bringing in tons of heavy hitters to the Fairgrounds for a day of stacked music. Everything from blues to funk to zydeco to jazz and beyond was represented at one of the country’s longest standing festivals. Tens of thousands of fans flocked to the event to catch Tedeschi Trucks Band with Jimmy Vaughan and Billy Gibbons, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Snarky Puppy, Gary Clark Jr., George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, and hundreds of others across twelve stages.Fortunately, photographer Marc Millman was on hand to capture the festivites. Check out some photo highlights from the festival below:Brandi Carlile on the Gentilly StageCyril Neville & SwampFunk on the Congo Square StageFlo Rida on the Congo Square StageGary Clark Jr. on the Acura StageLost Bayou Ramblers with special guests Rickie Lee Jones and Spider Stacy on the Gentilly StageNew Orleans Nightcrawlers Brass Band on the Jazz & Heritage StageSonny Landreth on the Acura StageTedeschi Trucks Band ft. Jimmy Vaughan and Billy Gibbons on the Acura Stagelast_img read more

Watch Dean Ween Join Claypool Lennon For The Best ‘Southbound Pachyderm’ Ever

first_imgEdit this setlist | More The Claypool Lennon Delirium setlists On June 18th, 2016, The Claypool Lennon Delirium wrapped up a smooth sailing summer tour leg with a performance at the renowned Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. With Dean Ween Group on as opening support, the two bands each provided a unique flavor of psychedelia for the night. The opening set even saw Les Claypool reprise his role from the night before, joining the Dean Ween Group on “The Mollusk.” The real special treat from last night’s show came in the encore, however, when Ween paid it forward.[Video by Brosef Wilson]After a rocking set that included most of the band’s new album The Monolith of Phobos, the set ended with spacey versions of Pink Floyd’s “Astronomy Domine,” “Captain Lariat,” and The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows.”Finally, the band welcomed out their first-ever guest, as Dean Ween plugged in after a few minutes of the hit Primus tune, “Southbound Pachyderm.” From there, the three string players – Ween, Lennon, and Claypool – were locked in as tightly as can be. It was an extraordinary moment of psychedelic musicianship, one captured brilliantly by Rey Mdo. Enjoy.Setlist: Dean Ween Group at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 6/18/16Dickey Betts, It’s gonna be a Long Night (DD on vocals), Garry*, Stella Blue, I Saw Gener Crying in his Sleep*, Fingerbang, Mercedes Benz, The Mollusk (with Les Claypool), The Rift*Joe on acousticlast_img read more

Merchant Navy Ratings fund hires Towers Watson as fiduciary manager

first_imgThe £850m (€1.1bn) Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund (MNRPF) has hired Towers Watson as its fiduciary manager, further growing the consultancy’s footprint in delegated management.Towers Watson said in a statement it would offer strategic advice and execute the strategy set out by the MNRPF’s trustees.It said it had been appointed fiduciary manager after the scheme conducted an independent review of how to amend its governance.Chris Wagstaff, independent chairman of the MNRPF’s investment committee, said: “After a comprehensive process to identify our investment beliefs and the best governance structure for the fund, we are pleased to have Towers Watson as our fiduciary manager. “As a result of this approach, we believe we have the governance structures and working arrangements in place to build an investment portfolio consistent with our investment beliefs to deliver optimal fund performance for our members.”The fund also selected Barnett Waddingham as its independent intermediary, assessing the performance of Towers Watson as fiduciary manager.The approach is similar to one pursued by the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF), which in 2010 selected Towers Watson as its delegated CIO.The appointment eventually led to the hire of Hymans Robertson to introduce a “check and balance element” into the arrangement.Since hiring Towers Watson, the MNOPF has steadily focused on de-risking, recently completing a buyout of the £1.3bn old section and transferring £1.5bn of longevity risk to a re-insurer.last_img read more