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Leroy Jones: Satchmo Summerfest Previews

Leroy Jones onstage at SatchmoFest 2014 [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]

Leroy Jones onstage at SatchmoFest 2014 [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]
Leroy Jones onstage at SatchmoFest 2014 [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The week before Satchmo Summerfest (which happens August 5-7), we'll be broadcasting live performances from our studio as Satchmo acts share a taste of what's ahead on the weekend.

On Tuesday, August 2, we'll welcome Leroy Jones into the studio. Leroy and his band aim to expose audiences everywhere to the authentic music of New Orleans; the music of Louis Armstrong, Buddy Bolden, Danny Barker and all the other greats who have helped create the rich gumbo that is the sound of New Orleans while putting their own, more modern, stamp on it.

Jones has caught the ears of people outside of New Orleans for decades. In the 1990s, the New York Times said of his performance with Harry Connick, Jr.: "Leroy Jones [is] a superb trumpeter who tossed off traditional New Orleans jazz lines and modernist runs." Larry Blumenfeld of Village Voice said Jones is "the hometown trumpeter most deserving of wider acclaim."

Check out our recent new music spotlight, featuring his latest album, I'm Talkin' 'Bout New Orleans.

Leroy Jones & New Orleans Finest will be performing at Satchmo SummerFest's Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage on Sunday, August 7 from 4:30-5:45p. See the full festival schedule here.

On Wednesday, August 3, Miss Sophie Lee will be in the studio for another SatchmoFest preview.

Miss Sophie Lee: Satchmo Summerfest Previews

Miss Sophie Lee [Courtesy misssophielee.com]

Miss Sophie Lee [Courtesy misssophielee.com]
Miss Sophie Lee [Courtesy misssophielee.com]
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am

The week before Satchmo Summerfest (which happens August 5-7), we'll be broadcasting live performances from our studio as Satchmo acts share a taste of what's ahead on the weekend.

On Wednesday, August 3, we'll welcome Miss Sophie Lee and her rich, romantic, and sweet voice into our studio. Shades of Billie Holiday peek through in Lee's performances. She recently celebrated the release of her album Traverse This Universe at her regular Thursday evening gig at The Spotted Cat. Traverse includes well-loved covers of Duke Ellington and Fats Waller classics as well as originals.

Lee certainly stays busy--in the fifteen years since moving to New Orleans in search of its culinary and musical culture, Ms. Sophie Lee has released four albums, opened the jazz club Three Muses in 2010, and is set to open Seoul Shack this summer.

For more on Miss Sophie, check out our recent new music spotlight on Traverse This Universe and Keith Spera's article in the New Orleans Advocate about her CD release show.

Miss Sophie Lee will be performing at Satchmo SummerFest's Cornet Chop Suey Stage on Friday, August 5 from 1-1:45p. See the full festival schedule here.

Charmaine Neville: Satchmo SummerFest Preview

Charmaine Neville [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]

Charmaine Neville [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]
Charmaine Neville [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:00am

The week before Satchmo Summerfest (which happens August 5-7), we'll be broadcasting live performances from our studio as Satchmo acts share a taste of what's ahead on the weekend.

On Thursday, August 4, we'll welcome Charmaine Neville into the studio during the morning Traditional Jazz Show. You can hear her sometime around 10a. Charmaine is the daughter of Charles Neville of Neville Brothers fame; busy putting her own stamp on the Neville musical heritage. Neville and her band dish out a spicy mix of the best of New Orleans music, from the nastiest of blues to some V-8-driven R & B. The band is co-led by Charmaine and natty piano wizard Amasa Miller. Charmaine's music career started out with backing up The Neville Brothers. She went on to perform with The Survivors, a band whose alumni list includes Harry Connick Jr. and Bobby McFerrin, and hasn't stopped rolling since.

"All music is good music," Charmaine says. "I try to cover the whole spectrum and do just everything. I don't want to be stagnated and stuck in a rut... People ask, 'Oh, what category would you put your music in?' And I say, 'Good!'

Charmaine Neville will be performing at Satchmo SummerFest's Cornet Chop Suey Stage on Saturday, August 6 from 6:30-7:30p. See the full festival schedule here.

For more Satchmo SummerFest previews, catch Leroy Jones on WWOZ on Tuesday, August 2 and Miss Sophie Lee on Wednesday, August 3.

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