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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

WWOZ DJ To Host Record/Clothing Sale to Benefit Non-Profit

Tue, 04/15/14
Authored by Mark LaMaire
WWOZ Morning Set DJ Mark LaMaire will host a record/clothing sale at his house on Saturday, April 19 from 9 AM until 4 PM.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit One World Family International, a non-profit responsible for sending dozens of Burmese refugee children to school ... Read more

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses, "Ferryman"

Mon, 04/14/14
Authored by David Stafford
Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses look like they're having a great time in the latest Bloody Sunday Session (see below) video, and it's just as much fun to watch. "Ferryman", an original Nealand composition, appears on the season two Treme soundtrack. And who knew? In additi... Read more

The WWOZ Kitchen and Sound Effects Department

Sun, 04/13/14
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
From last Saturday night's midnight to 3am show, the video of Jamie's on-air gravity test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VdkTwQt7vc&feature=youtu.be    Why?   (oh why?) Because roots music and gravity are both down-to-earth and taken for granted; except Saturday at midni... Read more

Dr. John, "Revolution"

Fri, 04/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
He played yesterday afternoon at French Quarter Fest, so here's a little Dr. John to mark the occasion. It's the official video for "Revolution" from Locked Down", filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music by Reid Long.   Read more

Films and Speakers at French Quarter Fest

Fri, 04/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
Along with all the fantastic music, there are some great special events at French Quarter Fest this weekend (April 10-13). In particular, there's a great lineup of films and speakers, all of which are, like the rest of FQF, free.   Films Film Festival at French Quarter Fest... Read more

Heartbleed Bug: Change Your Password

Fri, 04/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
If you're registered at wwoz.org, please change your password to protect your data against an internet-wide security vulnerability called the "Heartbleed" bug. The Heartbleed bug affects the OpenSSL framework, which run is by about two-thirds of the servers on the internet,... Read more

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