Alski is generously donating his time and effort and a tiny portion of his gi-normous music library to help me present a special show in honor of Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence. Join us on Saturday for a celebratory Jamaican Journey!
Tune in on Thursday, July 12, for an extra special edition of Traditional Jazz, starting off with one hour of music dedicated to Uncle Lionel Batiste, Treme Brass Band's bass drummer and co-leader with Benny Jones, who passed away on July 8th, 2012. Unc's inimitable style became recognizable worldwide, as he performed at countless second lines, clubs, and jazz festivals as a drumm
This Wednesday, July 10 we'll remember and celebrate the life of Uncle Lionel Batiste from perhaps a less familiar vantagepoint. One of my favorite memories of Uncle Lionel are the times he would occassionally sit next to me and softly sing the old songs of his youth most charmingly into my closest ear. The vocals of this famous musician and larger-that-life cultural figure are
Tune this Wednesday, July 11th for 3 hours with Mark Bingham. For those who don't know Mark, he's a producer, arranger, musician, engineer, visionary, cook, he does it all! (validated source - pietystreetcom) His studio, Piety Street Studios is in the Bywater section of New Orleans. Some of the music to look forward to: new Iguanas, Taj Mahal, Michael
Don't miss this amazing concert: Circle Bar (1032 St. Charles Ave. @ Lee Circle) is hosting "Summer Love" benefit concert, sponsored by the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation, benefiting One World Family international health & education initiatives in Thailand/Burma, Indonesia and New Orleans. The lineup (in order of performance) is: