While out at the Bestoff Sculpture Garden in City Park this Tuesday morning --- where I volunteer --- I was approached by an elderly tourist from Paris who could not speak any English. She needed to ask a question about the garden, and began with
On Thursday, January 3rd, the Calvin Johnson Quartet debuts its 2012 album "Jewel's Lullaby" at Snug Harbor. Before heading over for sound check, Calvin will stop by WWOZ for an interview just after five (5 p.m.) with Jelly Roll Justice.
On May 11th and 12th, drumming genius Herlin Riley led the way in presenting three of New Orleans' finest pianists in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. With musical director Herlin and bassist Reginald Veal graciously taking supporting roles to Ellis Marsalis, Henry Butler and Jonathan Batiste, the audience was able to focus on the incredible musi
A full house of jazz lovers in the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York were taken to class by Marcus Roberts and his orchestra as they played a myriad of tunes by the great Jelly Roll Morton. Roberts is not only one of the most brilliant piano players in the world but is also an excellent teacher of jazz at Florida State University.
On Thursday, April 21st, Jelly Roll Justice will have as special guests on "Jazz From the Market", the great jazz educator Mr. Carl Blouin, Sr. and one of his former students, trumpeter extraordinaire Leroy Jones.