Jazz Fest 2015 happens April 24-May 3. Why do we love Jazz Fest so much? It has the world's greatest music lineup, a dizzying array of amazing food and drink, and the warm happy vibe of family reunion.
Once again, WWOZ will be live broadcasting from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; click through for the latest version of our schedule. And remember, we'll also have artist interviews, produced pieces, impromptu Mardi Gras Indian and brass band performances, and more. Shout out to our sponsor, LSU Health Sciencse Center.
WWOZ and Indywood Movie Theater present three special music-themed films to coincide with Jazz Fest. Collectively, the films reveal a great variety of cinematic approaches to exploring musicians and their music, and showcase a variety of genres. The films are "The Harder They Come," "Monterey Pop," and "Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue."
Are you one of those 'OZilians dying to get your hands on the slab o' brass? You can do so at LFM during French Quarter Fest, at the station April 20-23; click through for details and more options.
Piano Night is 'OZ's flagship benefit event and a tradition among lovers of New Orleans music. On Piano Night 2015, which happens April 27 at the HOB, we'll be honoring Henry Butler. The lineup so far includes the Robert Glasper Experiment (left), Joey Alexander, Ike Stubblefield, Nigel Hall, Jorge Luis Pacheco, Brian Coogan, Joe Krown, Meghan Swartz, and Kyle Roussel.
As anyone who has ever been to New Orleans for the Jazz and Heritage Festival can tell you, it’s just as much about the shows around town after dark as what goes down at the Fairgrounds. With that in mind, we’ve put together some suggestions for where to find great local music after dark.
Sync Up - the entertainment industry conference during Jazz Fest - makes its eighth annual appearance at a new venue: The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. Sync Up includes seven days of educational and networking sessions for independent artists and industry professionals in music, film and digital media, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Admission is free, but seating is limited so advance registration is required.
This tasty twist on traditional beignets are a perfect Southern treat. Each spice-packed beignet is called to be served on top of corn maque choux and garnished with ravigote sauce, a French classic. Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Cookin' Magazine.