The Zydeco dancers at Fais Do Do stage are one Jazz Fest guarantee. Rain or shine, there is always a lively crew kicking up their heels up front, bouncing, spinning and dipping to the Cajun beats.
Earlier this morning, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation named the Jazz & Heritage Center building (pictured above and located at 1225 N. Rampart Street) in honor of George and Joyce Wein.
Here are a few things of note happening today at Jazz Fest:
Pura Fé Interview, 2:00 - 2:45 on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, inside the Grandstand.
Irma Thomas' Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, 4:40-5:40 in the Gospel Tent.
Lena Prima dazzled the Food Heritage stage in the Grandstand today as she prepared her own meatball recipe for crowd.
Legendary funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player Roy Ayers stopped by the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage for an interview with WWOZ's Soul Sister afternoon. XXXXXXXX.
We all know that the Jazz Fest experience begins well before you enter the gate every day.
Our food of the day today: Cochon de Lait Po-Boy
Roy Ayers Interview by WWOZ's Melissa “Soul Sister” Weber, 2:30 - 3:15 on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, inside the Grandstand
On Sunday night Wynton Marsalis proudly announced the high school jazz bands that took the highest honors at the prestigious 18th Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE).
It was a spectacular night at the House of Blues, with performances by an amazing group of players all celebrating the New Orleans Piano tradition and benefitting WWOZ.
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