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Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio Live in Hungary

Fri, 07/17/15
Authored by David Stafford
Some jazz for your weekend: an hour+ of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival regular Dr. Lonnie Smith playing live with his trio (including guitarist Jonathan Kreiberg and drummer Jamire Williams) at the Lamantin Jazz Festival in Szombathely, Hungary in June 2011. Read more

Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson & Mark Rapp present the music of "Sweet Pappa" Lou Donaldson

Wed, 07/15/15
Authored by David Stafford
Over two nights last month, trumpeter Mark Rapp and alto-saxophone great Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson presented Mark Rapp's Good Eats at two of New Orleans' premier jazz clubs: the Prime Example and Snug Harbor. Recognizing Sweet Papa Lou Donaldson as one of the pivotal compos... Read more

Satchmo Summer Fest Happens This Weekend

Tue, 07/14/15
Authored by Carrie Hadler
Satchmo Summer Fest, the annual summer festival honoring the late, great Louis Armstrong, is happening from Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2. Satchmo SummerFest features local music with a focus on contemporary and traditional jazz and brass bands. The community festival al... Read more

New music spotlight: Tin Men

Tue, 07/14/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Like many musicians in New Orleans, the members of the Tin Men have a lot going on. Percussionist/vocalist Washboard Chaz is also part of the Washboard Chaz Trio, Palmetto Bug Stompers, and Washboard Rodeo. Chaz is also known for the annual Chaz Fest he puts on in the Bywat... Read more

Mia Borders, "Superstition"

Mon, 07/13/15
Authored by David Stafford
Mia Borders performing the Stevie Wonder classic "Superstition" live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on August 15, 2011.  Read more

Big Freedia bio "God Save the Queen Diva!" out now

Sun, 07/12/15
Authored by Nita Ketner
This fabulous new autobiography, “God Save the Queen Diva,” is a breezy page-turner that not only reveals the evolution of Freddie Ross, Jr. to Big Freedia the Queen Diva: it delivers an insider’s look at the development of New Orleans’ bounce music scene. All throughout, t... Read more

Block Party Playlist 07/11/15

Sat, 07/11/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude) Earth, Wind & Fire 01:24 All 'N All 2015/7/11 18:03:37 2 The Father Black Roots 03:58 Black Roots 2015/7/11 18:05:09 3 HIGHER & HI... Read more

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, "Zydeco People"

Sat, 07/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
2010 Grammy winner (and WWOZ cookbook contributor) Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band do "Zydeco People" on KRVS's "Local Produce Live" at Cypress Lake Studios in Lafayette. Members of the Bayou Swamp Band include: Gabriel Perrodin, Jr. (guitar/vocals), Ronald Carrier (b... Read more

New music spotlight: Jamison Ross

Sat, 07/11/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
In 2012, a 24-year old Jamison Ross won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in one of the only years the contest has featured drumming as its instrumental focus. Winning this prestigous competition came with a prize of a $25,000 scholarship and a recording co... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/09/15

Sat, 07/11/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 James Ray Bobby Ellis 02:45 Alpha Boys' School 1910 - 200 2015/7/10 22:03:24 2 If He Walked Today Arthur Conley 02:31 Kent 358 - Arthur Conley - I'm Living Good 1964 - 1974 ... Read more

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