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New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, "Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz)"

Mon, 12/14/15
Authored by David Stafford
Is that Luke, Han Solo, a Stormtrooper, Chewie, and Yoda playing some sweaty hot New Orleans trad jazz? Or is it the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys performing music from "Star Wars" at Bamboula's and locales around New Orleans last month? Appearing: Haruka Kikuchi - trombone, Mi... Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band "El Manicero" Feat. Ernan Lopez Nussa

Fri, 12/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
Check out this 9-minute version "El Manicero" featuring Cuban pianist Ernan Lopez Nussa recorded at Preservation Hall during Midnight Preserves earlier this year. The PHJB will be reuniting with Ernan Nussa next week as they make their first trip to Cuba to play at the 37th... Read more

PhotoNOLA: 12/10-12/13

Thu, 12/10/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The tenth annual PhotoNOLA festival will take place from December 10–13, 2015 with broad ranging photography exhibitions on display throughout the month. PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partner... Read more

New music spotlight: Painted Honey

Tue, 12/08/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Painted Honey formed in 2014 out of New Orleans' 9th Ward. They recently released their first album, Turquoise Roads. Creating a visceral landscape of sound, writer and visionary MaeDea weaves the heartbeats of two influential cities. New Orleans' street harmonies enter twi... Read more

Shamarr Allen, "Bandhead" with the Martin Luther King Jr. Marching Band

Mon, 12/07/15
Authored by David Stafford
From the mix tape of the same title, Shamarr Allen does "Bandhead" shot in the Lower 9th Ward and featuring the Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School Marching Band.  Read more

Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive Fellowship Program

Sun, 12/06/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is offering up to three fellowships to support researchers who want to either use or contribute to their extensive archival materials. Applications are open now. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2016. The Jazz & Heritage Archi... Read more

Block Party Playlist 12/05/15

Sat, 12/05/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Ode To Billy Joe Pt1 Mighty Flea 02:48 45rpm 2015/12/5 18:01:41 2 To Sir With Love Al Green 04:10 Truth N Time 2015/12/5 18:04:44 3 Black Magic Woman Denni... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 12/05/15

Sat, 12/05/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Since I Lost My Baby Kool and the Gang 02:12   2015/12/4 22:01:06 2 Deep River Bobby Womack 01:50 The Bravest Man in the Universe 2015/12/4 22:03:26 3 Far Cel... Read more

35 years of WWOZ

Thu, 12/03/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ makes 35 this week! And, oh, what a ride it's been-- from our humble beginnings in a small alcove above the stage at Tipitina's to our treehouse spot in Armstrong Park to our latest location in the French Market Building along the Mississippi River, WWOZ has been proud... Read more

The Fine Musical Art of Gerry O'Beirne

Thu, 12/03/15
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Renowned Irish musician Gerry O’Beirne will perform at Trèo on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. As a singer, songwriter, world-class guitarist, and producer, the Co. Clare native blends elements of traditional Irish music with contemporary original songs. A well-known solo artist,... Read more

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