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Food of the Day: Cajun Duck Po-Boy

Fri, 04/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day today: Cajun Duck Po-Boy We're off to a great start with our first food of the day, the Cajun Duck Po-Boy.     Read more

What's Happening Today at Jazz Fest, Friday, April 25

Fri, 04/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's some of what's going on today at Jazz Fest. WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 12:20-1:10, Jazz Tent, Alexey Marti & Urban Minds 1:30 – 2:20, Jazz Tent, Roger Lewis Baritone Bliss 4:25-5:40, Economy Hall, Tent Tricia Boutte and Paul Longstreth present Norway’s Gumbo 5:4... Read more

BILL'S 2014 JAZZFEST PICKS DAY I

Fri, 04/25/14
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  Good Morning Music Lovers!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year; no Andy Williams, not Christmas, Day 1 of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet! My hot picks – If you are feeling Latin, start off wit... Read more

Tonight: WWOZ's Guardians of the Groove on WWL-TV

Tue, 04/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
Tonight at 10 pm on WWL-TV's news show, it's the next in the series of WWOZ's Guardians of the Groove. This time, our own Dwayne Breashears interviews the legendary Ellis Marsalis, music educator and patriarch of one of the most famous and accomplished families in New Orlea... Read more

Marcia Ball, "That's How It Goes"

Tue, 04/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out WWOZ Piano Night artist Marcia Ball playing at locales all over Austin in this deftly edited video. Here's how its producers describe it: "We filmed Marcia's performances at the pianos around Austin and then edited the footage to keep the integrity of the song's t... Read more

Lucinda Williams, "Drunken Angel", 1998

Mon, 04/21/14
Authored by David Stafford
"Drunken Angel", Lucinda Williams' tribute to the late Texas singer/songwriter Blaze Foley, appears on her Car Wheels on a Gravel Road album. Below, she performs the song in December 1998 for Austin City Limits.   Read more

19th Annual JALC'S Essentially Ellington

Sun, 04/20/14
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
  Every year after Jazz Fest, Jelly Roll Justice heads to New York to attend and report on the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s (JALC) Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.  The 15 finalist bands that will compete in the prestigious competition at Fred... Read more

Davell Crawford at the Bern Jazz Festival, 1996

Fri, 04/18/14
Authored by David Stafford
Relax this weekend and enjoy a 40-minute-long set by WWOZ Piano Night artist Davell Crawford, from R&B Night at the 1996 Bern Jazz Festival.   Read more

Isley Brothers, "That Lady" and "Live It Up" on Soul Train, 1974

Thu, 04/17/14
Authored by David Stafford
In this clip from a 1974 episode of Soul Train, the Isley Brothers do two songs: "That Lady" from the seminal 3+3 album (1973), and the title track from Live It Up (1974). There's a lot to love here: host Don Cornelius's introduction, Ernie Isley going all Jimi Hendrix (bot... Read more

Piano Night Artist: Nigel Hall, "Never Know"

Tue, 04/15/14
Authored by David Stafford
If you didn't catch jazz-soul-funk pianist Nigel Hall the other day at French Quarter Fest (see the photo above), he'll be appearing at WWOZ's Piano Night on April 28. Below, he does a solo version of the Soulive song "Never Know" at the MoBoogie Loft in Denver in 2010.   Read more

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