Brilliant jazz saxophonist Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson will appear tonight (Thursday, November 12th at 8 and 10 p.m.) at Snug Harbor along with Victor Adkins (p), Ed Perkins (s), Troy Davis (d) and Roland Guerin (b) in what promises to be incredible shows.
Changes take place in my neighborhood in small increments these days. We wake to another house starting repairs or to another being finished --- and still a few lay dormant. The kudzu and politicians ruin one thing after another, and without a glance, the people begin each day rebuilding the city....and dream that their Saints will end up in a Super Bowl.
Marcus Roberts took time from his teaching young musicians at UNO and performing at The Sandbar (Wednesday, April 15th) and Snug Harbor (Thursday, April 16th), to stop by WWOZ and talk about his new CD "New Orleans Meets Harlam, Volume 1".
Recently I have received several calls and emails concerning the song "A Closer Walk With Thee" and in particular, which version I prefer.
There are many excellent renditions of this beautiful tune and I will mention just two of my favorites.
World renown Lionel Loueke will be talking with us during Jazz from the Market before his shows at Snug Harbor. Loueke is an innovative jazz guitarist whose highly rhythmic, percussive technique adds a new dimension to straight-ahead jazz playing.
To get in the mood for St. Valentine's Day, listen to selections from Leroy Jones' wonderful new album that will be officially released at Donna's on Saturday night, February 14th.
Leroy will be in the studio to talk about his new CD "Sweeter Than A Summer's Breeze" and his three compositions on it, and his recent trip to France!