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BILL’S 2014 JAZZ FEST PICKS – DAY III

Sun, 04/27/14
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  No Andy Williams, not Christmas, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet.  I hope you have remembered your sunscreen and paced your partying; one more great day ah... Read more

Yesterday & Today at Jazz Fest, Sunday, April 27

Sun, 04/27/14
Authored by David Stafford
      Photo highlights from yesterday at Jazz Fest.     Today at Jazz Fest:   WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 2:40-3:40, John Boutte in the Jazz Tent 4:05-5:05, Preservation Hall Jazz Band in the Blues Tent 6:00-7:00, Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra in the Jazz ... Read more

Bob Wilber on the Allison Miner Stage

Sat, 04/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
Jazz legend and trad jazz advocate Bob Wilber talked with WWOZ's Sally Young today on the Allison Miner Stage at Jazz Fest. He talked about his long career in music, including: The jazz scene in New York in the 1940s. His long relationships with Sidney Bechet and Benny Go... Read more

Food of the Day: Crawfish Enchiladas

Sat, 04/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day for day 2 of Jazz Fest, the Crawfish Enchiladas.     Read more

Yesterday & Today at Jazz Fest, Saturday, April 26

Sat, 04/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
    136 photos from yesterday at Jazz Fest. And, just for the heck of it, 49 more.   Today at Jazz Fest: WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 11:20 - 12:20, Economy Hall Tent, Shotgun Jazz Band 12:20-1:10, Jazz Tent, Geoff Clapp 1:50- 2:50, Economy Hall Tent, Treme Brass Band ... Read more

Talking Heads, Live in Rome, 1980

Sat, 04/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, check out the Talking Heads, recorded live at Palaeur Arena in Rome, December 18, 1980. This extrodinary show features the band's full "Afro-Funk Orchestra" lineup and future King Crimson frontman Adrien Belew on guitar. The restless camer... Read more

Ruben Blades at Jazz Fest

Fri, 04/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, actor, Latin jazz musician, and activist, Rubèn Blades plays Jazz Fest today; before his set, he was interviewed on the Allison Miner Stage. Charming and funny, Blades discussed song writing, creating a balance between story-telling and ... Read more

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

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