Postmodern Jukebox, the outfit that gave us the jazz-style cover of "Sweet
Child O' Mine", is back with a cover of a contemporay pop hit: Meghan
Trainor's "All About That Bass", featuring the talented Kate Davis, who sings
and plays upright bass.
For comparison purpose...
Irma Thomas, backed by the Professionals, visited the Seattle studios of KPLU
in October 2010, where did this killer version of Bill Withers' "The Same
Love That Made Me Laugh". She also covered the song on the 2005 multi-artist
Southern soul compilation I Believe to My Sou...
For your weekend viewing pleasure, 35+ minutes of Dizzy Gillespie, one of the
greatest trumpeters in history and a founder of modern jazz. He sounds great
(and displays a fine sense of humor) in this appearance on the BBC television
show Jazz 625 from August 1966. Enjoy, kn...
You might know that Mr. Tim Green, New Orleans' own reed man, passed away
last week. He spent a lot of years playing and also recording with a wide
variety of bands. You might have heard a tribute to him on 'OZ, and you
might have thought that was all there was to know ...
More from Jam in the Van's visit to New Orleans during Jazz Fest, parked
Freret St, outside Gasa Gasa: Cajun music by from the pride of Pilette, LA.
The Lost Bayou Ramblers do three songs: "Bernadette", "The Mammoth Waltz",
"The Mammoth Waltz":
Freret Neighborhood Center is partnering with NOLA TimeBank to create the New
Orleans Uptown Tool Lending Library with an eye towards equipping New
Orleanians with the supplies and skills they need to fix their homes, yards,
and more. Thanks to a kind donation from Ingram M...
Meet Clingy the iguana, Audubon Aquarium resident and WWOZ fan.
Clingy likes listening to the radio, and she listens exclusively to WWOZ 90.7
Check out this video from WGNO, yesterday's episode of "News with a Twist",
in which Clingy visits the WWOZ studio.
Applications for the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage and French Quarter
Festivals are open and deadlines are fast approaching for both. The
application deadline for next year's Jazz Fest (held April 24-May 3, 2015) is
October 1, 2014. The application deadline for French Q...
Check out contemporary R&B/soul/jazz singer Ledisi stopping traffic in the
French Quarter during Essence Fest as she sings "Pieces of Me" on a balcony
at St. Peter and Royal.
Ledisi (the name means "to bring forth" or "to come here" in Yoruba) was born
in the New Orleans ar...
YOU ALREADY KNOW!
We’re late to this party, but would feel remiss in not mentioning it—one
of New Orleans’ most visible artists and biggest bounce ambassador, Big
Freedia, was honored by City Council with her own “Big Freedia Day” last
week, on August 21.
The Queen Diva has...