Here's big shout out from WWOZ to all the high school marching bands that
fill Mardi Gras parades with musical energy. If you're out at parades this
weekend, look for the following bands: On Friday, McDonogh 35 marches in
Oshun and St. Aug's in Cleopatra; on Saturday, McDon...
Earlier this month, the New Orleans Suspects filmed this 9-minute jam,
"Grits", at KDHX, a listener-supported community radio station in St. Louis.
The Suspects are a band whose line up (see below) exemplifies the mock-adage
shared on their web site: "It’s been said that the...
From a press release from Project Homecoming:
Project Homecoming along with Tipitina’s Foundation and the United Way will
dedicate the newly renovated family home of music legend Professor Longhair.
The dedication will take place Friday, February 21, from 2:00-4:00 PM at 17...
Here's nine red-hot minutes of Little Freddie King rocking a medieval
fortification in France, beautifully shot and recorded by what we're told
were "a group of film and audio students." C'est bon!
The title "Incruste au Nancy Jazz Pulsations" means something along the lines...
Two weeks until Fat Tuesday and counting. Here's a look back to Mardi Gras in
the middle of the last century, with videos from 1956 and 1941.
1956. This video combines footage by an unknown shooter with a batch of
excellent still photos taken by the late John W. Mizenko, fat...
Here's a treat for fans of Troy Andrews: a two-hour-and-fifteen-minute long
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue live show, originally streamed live from
Tipitina's in September 2011 by Liveset. In full HD, it's bursting with
According to Liveset, this "...
If you've ever wondered (and really, who among us hasn't?), what a trad jazz
cover of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" would sound like, have we got a
video for you!
It's from the album Twist is the New Twerk by Scott Bradlee & Postmodern
Jukebox (see more about them be...
The Whole Gritty City is a feature-length documentary, in which the
directors of three New Orleans high school marching bands steer their
students around the lures and dangers of the streets. It debuted last fall at
the New Orleans Film Festival, and now it will have its na...
Fellow lovers of soulful music and movies about soulful music, don't miss
this New Orleans screening of the new, award-winning documentary Brothers
Hypnotic (2013), directed by Reuben Atlas.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Contemporary Arts Center (C...
In Part Two of our piece about Lionel Loue'ke' and his Trio at the 2014
Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, we get three treats.
First, the Trio with Michael Olatuja on electric bass and John Davis on drums
takes off on an improvisation in which Lionel digs deep into...