Jazz Fest 2014 happens April 25 - May 4, which means it's less than 6 months away! If you're jonesin' for Jazz Fest too, here's the first of several posts to tide you over: Allen Toussaint performing "Party Goin' On" on the Acura Stage in 2007. Enjoy!
Cooped up in Meridian, Mississippi is one of Country music's most historic landmarks, the Jimmie Rodgers Museum. It preserves things near and dear to Jimmie like his faithful traveling suitcase, letters to his family, and one of the world's most valuable guitars-- his original Martin valued over $1 million.
The second installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV recently. WWOZ's T.R. Johnson talked with Donald Harrison about music education and the future of jazz at the Prime Example on Broad Street.