WWOZ Blog http://www.wwoz.org/blog/show-hosts/all en Jazz Fest & French Quarter Fest Application Deadlines Approaching http://www.wwoz.org/blog/263191?utm_source=wwozfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feeds <p>Applications for the 2015 New Orleans Jazz &amp; Heritage and French Quarter Festivals are open and deadlines are fast approaching for both. The application deadline for next year&#39;s Jazz Fest (held April 24-May 3, 2015) is October 1, 2014.&nbsp; The application deadline for French Quarter Fest (held April 9-15, 2015) is November 1, 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/263191?utm_source=wwozfeed&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=feeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/263191#comments Jazz Fest Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:37:00 +0000 Carrie Hadler 263191 at http://www.wwoz.org Ledisi, "Pieces of Me" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/263196?utm_source=wwozfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feeds <p>Check out contemporary R&amp;B/soul/jazz singer Ledisi stopping traffic in the French Quarter during Essence Fest as she sings &quot;Pieces of Me&quot; on a balcony at St. Peter and Royal.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/263196?utm_source=wwozfeed&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=feeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/263196#comments WWOZ Latest Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:27:00 +0000 David Stafford 263196 at http://www.wwoz.org Big Freedia Honored By City Council http://www.wwoz.org/blog/262626?utm_source=wwozfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feeds <p>YOU ALREADY KNOW!</p> <p>We&rsquo;re late to this party, but would feel remiss in not mentioning it&mdash;one of New Orleans&rsquo; most visible artists and biggest bounce ambassador, Big Freedia, was honored by City Council with her own &ldquo;Big Freedia Day&rdquo; last week, on August 21.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/262626?utm_source=wwozfeed&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=feeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/262626#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:26:00 +0000 Carrie Hadler 262626 at http://www.wwoz.org Bob Marley Live in Germany, 1980 http://www.wwoz.org/blog/262631?utm_source=wwozfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feeds <p>For your holiday weekend veiwing pleasure: a 20-song, 1-hour-and-38- minute Bob Marley show in HD. The show was recorded at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany on June 13, 1980, shortly after the release of the <i>Uprising</i> album and just a year before Marley&#39;s death in June 1981.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/262631?utm_source=wwozfeed&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=feeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/262631#comments WWOZ Latest Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:13:00 +0000 David Stafford 262631 at http://www.wwoz.org Christian Scott, "Spy Boy" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/262271?utm_source=wwozfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feeds <p>Christian Scott, NOCCA grad and nephew of Donald Harrison, performs &quot;Spy Boy&quot; with the Christian Scott Quintet, November 17, 2011 at the Berklee College of Music.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/262271?utm_source=wwozfeed&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=feeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/262271#comments WWOZ Latest Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:45:00 +0000 David Stafford 262271 at http://www.wwoz.org Guardians of the Groove 8: Stanton Moore and Murf Reeves http://www.wwoz.org/blog/261516?utm_source=wwozfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feeds <p>The latest installment of &quot;Guardians of the Groove&quot; (<a href="#about">see below</a> for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV on August 26. Drummer Stanton Moore, of Galactic, Garage a Trois, the Midnite Disturbers, the Stanton Moore Trio, Dragon Smoke, MG5, and many others, sat down with WWOZ&#39;s Murf Reeves.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/261516?utm_source=wwozfeed&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=feeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/261516#comments WWOZ Latest Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:24:00 +0000 David Stafford 261516 at http://www.wwoz.org Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, "Calinda" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/261146?utm_source=wwozfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feeds <p>It&#39;s been over three decades since St. Martinsville native Nathan Williams embarked on a musical career with the Zydeco Cha Chas. It&#39;s been quite a ride, with performances at the Grand Ole Opry and Lincoln Center, a Big Easy award as Best Zydeco Band, and the Zydeco Music Association&#39;s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/261146?utm_source=wwozfeed&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=feeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/261146#comments WWOZ Latest Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:57:00 +0000 David Stafford 261146 at http://www.wwoz.org Jazmine Sullivan, "Stupid Girls" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260726?utm_source=wwozfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feeds <p>Last month, during Essence Fest, NPR Music arranged to meet contemporary R&amp;B star Jazmine Sullivan at the Clear-Vue barbershop, on South Rampart near Canal, for a &quot;field recording&quot; session. Interrupting a conversation about college football, Sullivan quickly won over the all-male audience with her performance a brand new song called &quot;Stupid Girls&quot;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260726?utm_source=wwozfeed&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=feeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260726#comments WWOZ Latest Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:41:00 +0000 David Stafford 260726 at http://www.wwoz.org Ray Charles, Live in Madrid, 1975 http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260511?utm_source=wwozfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feeds <p>For your weekend viewing pleasure: a vintage 1975 Madrid show by Ray Charles and the Ray Charles Orchestra. The show begins with an extended instrumental set by the Orchestra, with the genius himself taking the stage at about the 30-minute mark. The Orchestra is excellent, but feel free to skip ahead.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260511?utm_source=wwozfeed&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=feeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260511#comments WWOZ Latest Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:06:00 +0000 David Stafford 260511 at http://www.wwoz.org The Avett Brothers, "Souls Like the Wheels" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260506?utm_source=wwozfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feeds <p>Indie-roots-bluegrass folkies the Avett Brothers perform &quot;Souls Like the Wheels&quot; live in the attic of their headquarters in Concord, North Carolina last December. The song first appeared on their 2008 EP <i>The Second Gleam</i>; a live version appears on their most recent album, <i>Magpie and the Dandelion</i>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260506?utm_source=wwozfeed&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=feeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260506#comments WWOZ Latest Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:28:00 +0000 David Stafford 260506 at http://www.wwoz.org