On May 10th, the Tucson Jazz Institute's Ellington Big Band has won Jazz
at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition
for the second straight year.
After a packed three days of mentoring, jam sessions, and workshops, EE
culminated with a fi...
Really enjoyed this beautifully produced new video by filmmaker James
DeMaria, the title track of Tricia Boutté and Paul Longstreth's Oh New
Orleans, Here I Come! According to DeMaria, the song is about Tricia's
yearly pilgrimage home from Norway for FQF, Jazz Fest, and to...
Here's a little trad jazz gem: a set of songs by the Original Tuxedo
Jazzband, recorded in 1964 in Baden Baden, Germany. That's bandleader Albert
"Papa" French on banjo; clarinetist Joseph "Cornbread" Thomas also handles
vocals. Per the video's YouTube page, here's the rest...
The legendary bluesman John Smith Hurt, AKA Mississippi John Hurt
(~1892-1966), left sharecropping for a brief recording career with Okeh
Records in 1928, cutting 78s like "Frankie" and "Avalon Blues". The records
didn't sell, and Hurt eventually returned to farming. Decade...
Team WWOZ Rollicks On!
Team 'OZ raised $14,075 through participation in this year’s Crescent City
Classic on April 19! This is almost twice our 2013 total.
Wednesday, April 23, four days after Team WWOZ rolled into its record-setting
totals for participants ...
Sasha Masakowski sang on the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center in DC last
November, with guitarist Cliff Hines in the art-rock project "Cliff & Sasha".
According to Masakowski's web site, they have recorded an album to be
released in the fall of 2014.
"A to Z":
The newest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on
the series) aired on WWL-TV last night (April 22). Piano legend Ellis
Marsalis sat down with WWOZ's Dwayne Breashears.
About "Guardians of the Groove": WWOZ has partnered with WWL-TV to recogni...