Just arrived in New York and went straight to Jazz at Lincoln Center. The 15 finalist bands and winning community band were about to play at the prestigious 15th Annual ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON High School Competition and Festival which got underway Saturday, May 8th at JALC's facilities and auditoriums on Columbus Circle.
If you tune into WWOZ's Morning Set this Tuesday, April 13 you will be in for a special treat as New Orleans' own Sarah Quintana will be performing live in-studio starting around 8:30 AM. Sarah earned her chops performing on the streets of the French Quarter and has since gained worldwide recognition as one of the most talented vocalists to emerge from New Orleans.
Antoine’s Restaurant spans 5 generations, over a century and a half of history. This year, Antoine’s tasty contribution to French Quarter Fest is Oyster Bonne Femme over Bow Tie Pasta, and Shrimp Regua, named after the restaurant’s Executive Chef Michael Regua (pictured). If you're at the Fest, don't miss these tasty delights!
Louis Prima fans, check this out.
WWOZ's own Dan Meyer (pictured), the host of Monday's Traditional Jazz show, will be part of the 14th Annual New Orleans International Music Colloquium being held in conjunction with the French Quarter Fest on Saturday.
Be on the lookout for a new band called The Mohican Scouts. I got a chance to check out this young folk duo at the Circle Bar last Sunday and they really blew me away. Songwriter Parker Hobson plays nylon-string guitar with fiery precision and is not afraid to abuse his instrument when necessary. He also brings a unique and powerful vocal presence (unfortunately, because of the sub-par P.A.
Cowboy Mouth exploded on the stage full of energy as they always do. I have seen every incarnation of this band for the past two decades, and today was definitely crowd pleasing with lots of hoots and hollering and interesting dance moves from their loyal fans.