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Morning Set playlist 1/21/16

Thu, 01/21/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 06 - Day Dream Chico Hamilton 03:43 The Original Ellington Suite 2016/1/21 06:04:18 2 Shenandoah Charles Lloyd & The Marvels 06:22 I Long To See You 2016/1/21 06:08:31 ... Read more

Jazz Fest 2016 Announcement

Tue, 01/19/16
Authored by David Stafford
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced the music lineup for  Jazz Fest 2016, scheduled for April 22 - 24 and April 28 - May 1. The artists scheduled to appear include:Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Snoop Do... Read more

New music spotlight: Michael Torregano, Jr.

Tue, 01/19/16
Authored by Carrie
Michael Torregano, Jr. was born into a family of musicians. He began studying music at age 6 with classical piano and added the saxophone at 12. One of his first introductions to jazz came at the Louis Armstrong Summer Camp He went on to study at the New Orleans Center for ... Read more

New music spotlight: Jason Marsalis

Sat, 01/16/16
Authored by Carrie
"There's an element of fun that is often missing in today's jazz music." Jason Marsalis brings the fun back to modern jazz with his latest release, Heirs of the Crescent City. This album serves as accompaniment to an independent documentary about the various traditions that... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/15/16

Sat, 01/16/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time Played Public 1 Heroes Hackney Colliery Band 04:22 advance track 2016/1/15 22:12:49 yes 2 Move on Up Curtis Mayfield 08:52 Curtis 2016/1/15 22:17:23 yes 3 ... Read more

The Neville Brothers, "Yellow Moon" live, 1990

Thu, 01/14/16
Authored by David Stafford
The Neville Brothers do the title track from their 1989 album Yellow Moon, recorded live in New Orleans on May 6, 1990, at this little festival you may recognize ... the 2016 lineup for which will be out next week!  Read more

Allen Toussaint Day

Thu, 01/14/16
Authored by Carrie
Last week, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring Thursday, January 14 to be 'Allen Toussaint Day' in the city of New Orleans. On what would have been his 78th birthday, the whole city will celebrate one of the finest musical ambassadors New ... Read more

Jazz & Heritage concerts honoring MLK & civil rights movement

Mon, 01/11/16
Authored by Carrie
This Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is presenting two Jazz Journey concerts celebrating the civil rights movement and the legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both concerts will take place at Dillard Un... Read more

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, "Young Creole Man"

Mon, 01/11/16
Authored by David Stafford
Last month at KRVS in Lafayette: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band do "Young Creole Man" from their 1991 release Boogie Woogie Zydeco. The players are Chubby Carrier (accordion/vocals), Gabriel Perrodin, Jr. (guitar/vocals), Ronald Carrier (bass), Randy Ellis (guitar/... Read more

Shaking The Shack with the Legendary Shack Shakers

Sun, 01/10/16
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
The Legendary Shack Shakers plan to shake up New Orleans as they take their latest American gothic songs out on the dark road from Kentucky to California, and back again.   Described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “akin to witnessing a gospel revival or even a snake-handling... Read more

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