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Fall 2013 Season of Jazz in Armstrong Park

Wed, 08/28/13
Authored by David Stafford
People United for Armstrong Park's Fall 2013 season of Jazz in the Park kicks off next week with the Stooges and Mia Borders. Jazz in the Park happens Thursdays, Sept 5 - Oct 31. Read more

Vibraphonist Warren Wolf and Wolfpack, September 12

Wed, 08/28/13
Authored by Soul Sister
Soul Sister, Little Gem Saloon, Lura Belle Productions, and WWOZ present "Gem Sessions" featuring vibraphonist Warren Wolf and Wolfpack of Baltimore, MD, for two shows on Thursday, September 12 at the Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., upstairs in the Ramp Room. Read more

Tuba Skinny Around the World

Mon, 08/26/13
Authored by David Stafford
These Tuba Skinny videos, in which the band makes New Orleans music in the Land Down Under and South of the Border, are definitely worth a look.... First up, an awesome 6-song set, beautifully produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National in their Sydn... Read more

GRAMMYs, ReImagined

Fri, 08/23/13
Authored by David Stafford
Last month, the GRAMMYs launched ReImagined, "a new Web series melding the legacy of the GRAMMYs with the present and future. This interview- and performance-based series highlights contemporary artists revealing on how they were personally influenced by past GRAMMY-winning... Read more

Joy of Jazz: Day 1

Thu, 08/22/13
Authored by Jorge Fuentes
(Reporting from Johannesburg). Here is a quick rundown on what's happened at Standard Bank's Joy of Jazz Festival so far.  The official press conference was held Wednesday evening in a posh hotel in Johannesburg, with the mayor and other delegates of the city.  Some of the ... Read more

New Orleans All The Way Live: Happy 4th Anniversary! Hustlin’ Down in New Orleans

Wed, 08/21/13
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program is part 1 of a 3 part series, celebrating 4 years of “New Orleans All the Way Live” with live music recorded at festivals, in clubs and a house party in the Musician’s Village. Read more

Mahalia Jackson at the Newport Jazz Festival

Mon, 08/19/13
Authored by David Stafford
In the video below, from the film Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960), the great Mahalia Jackson delivers a rousing, crowd-pleasing rendition of "Didn't It Rain". Though it was relased in 1960, the film was actually recorded in 1958, at the Neport Jazz Festival. According to the ... Read more

JOY OF JAZZ - New Orleans Goes to South Africa

Fri, 08/16/13
Authored by Jorge Fuentes
Last year, WWOZ visited Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the Standard Bank JOY OF JAZZ Festival.  We were invited again to celebrate the 15th year of the festival, and we are going to be in good company, since several New Orleans culture standard-bearers are included in... Read more

New Orleans Music Video: John Boutte and Paul Sanchez, "At the Foot of Canal Street"

Fri, 08/16/13
Authored by David Stafford
Though this song is perhaps best known from HBO's Treme (Season 1, Episode 4; see that version here), the rendition below may be, to quote from a comment on its YouTube page, the "Best. Version. Ever." According to a Threadhead Records post, Boutte and Sanchez "met at a back... Read more

New Orleans All The Way Live: "Jazz in the Park / Civic Theatre"

Thu, 08/15/13
Authored by George Ingmire
Right around the corner from the summer heat is a fall full of festivals and other happenings.  On today’s program, we’ll preview some of the things you can do as the weather cools in the Crescent City, including Jazz in the Park, which is returning for its 4th time to Arms... Read more

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