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...
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...
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...
"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.
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...
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...
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.
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 ...
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
"Ferryman", an original Nealand composition, appears on the season two Treme
soundtrack. And who knew? In additi...