Multi-instrumentalist Carlos Malta is in town. The sax and flute virtuoso is performing at UNO on Wednesday and will also perform two sets at Snug Harbor Thursday. WWOZ will broadcast the second set LIVE in case you are unable to attend.
One of Brazil's most respected musicians, Malta is a composer, performer, arranger, band leader and music educator who has performed all over the world.
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.
WWOZ Show Host Stuart Raper rode on the 'OZ float in Zulu this Mardi Gras Day, 2011. Here he reminiscences on the experience, and on how being a part of WWOZ carries cache in the city of New Orleans. Best Mardi Gras day EVER.
RIP Pinetop Perkins July 7, 1913 to March 21, 2011. Nobody can live forever, but for a period of time in his long life of 97 years, the legendary Pinetop Perkins made us think it was possible. It is with tears that we say goodbye to one of the most loved and highly respected blues musicians of our time. Pinetop Perkins died today of heart failure at his home in Austin, Texas.
It is with sadness in my heart that let you know that Pintop Perkins has passed away. it was my great honor to have met this true legend of the blues and heard him perform. He will be missed and his music will bring us comfort for having heard it.