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Show Host Picks for Jazz Fest 2008

Check out where our show hosts are planning to be during the 2008 Jazz Fest. Of course, when you’re at Jazz Fest you never know where you’ll end up, but here are their current picks. You can also make your own schedule with our Jazz Fest cubes.


Olivia Greene

WWOZ Show Host Olivia Greene

Olivia Greene's show host profile

Jazz Fest Music Picks

Friday April 25th, 2008

Saturday, April 26th

Sunday, April 27th

Thursday, May 1st

Friday, May 2nd

Saturday, May 3rd

Sunday, May 4th

 

Evening Music and CD Picks

Evening music picks

Recent top local CD picks

Olivia Greene's Jazz Fest 2008 Music Picks

Friday, April 25th

Time Performer Stage
11:15am - 12:05pm June Gardner & the Fellas Economy Hall Tent (Presented by People's Health)
12:25pm - 1:25pm Amina Figarova Sextet of The Netherlands AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent
1:50pm - 2:35pm Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians Jazz and Heritage
3:05pm - 3:55pm Leah Chase AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent
3:35pm - 4:40pm Anders Osborne Gentilly Stage
5:15pm - 6:00pm Hazel & the Delta Ramblers Kids' Tent
5:45pm - 7:00pm Lizz Wright AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent

Saturday, April 26th

Time Performer Stage
11:30am - 12:20pm Rockie Charles & the Stax of Love Southern Comfort Blues Tent
12:50pm - 1:50pm Germaine Bazzle AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent
2:15pm - 3:15pm "Turbinton's House" Tribute to Willie Tee and Earl Turbinton AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent
2:45pm - 3:45pm Tricia "Teedy" Boutté & the Ytre Soløens Jazz Band of Norway Economy Hall Tent (Presented by People's Health)
3:25pm - 4:25pm The Davell Crawford Singers AIG Gospel Tent
4:40pm - 5:25pm Interview: Big Jay McNeely Interviewer: David Kunian Allison Miner Music Heritage / Lagniappe Stage
5:00pm - 7:00pm The Ponderosa Stomp Revue featuring Tami Lynn, Archie Bell, Roy Head, and Dennis Binder Southern Comfort Blues Tent

Sunday, April 27th

Time Performer Stage
11:30am - 12:20pm Egg Yolk Jubilee Allison Miner Music Heritage / Lagniappe Stage
12:25pm - 1:15pm Jeremy Davenport AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent
1:50pm - 2:45pm Leroy Jones & New Orleans Finest Economy Hall Tent (Presented by People's Health)
3:15pm - 4:15pm Davell Crawford's New Orleans R&B Orchestra Gentilly Stage
3:40pm - 4:45pm Irma Thomas and the Professionals Acura Stage
4:55pm - 6:55pm Elvis Costello with Allen Toussaint Gentilly Stage

Thursday, May 1st

Time Performer Stage
11:10am - 11:50am The Soul Project Acura Stage
12:20pm - 1:05pm Panorama Jazz Band Gentilly Stage
1:30pm - 2:30pm Topsy Chapman's Tribute to Dinah Washington AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent
2:35pm - 3:35pm Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers Gentilly Stage
3:30pm - 4:10pm Mighty Chariots of Fire AIG Gospel Tent
4:35pm - 5:35pm Bettye LaVette Southern Comfort Blues Tent
5:45pm - 7:00pm Deacon John with guest Wanda Rouzan Gentilly Stage

Friday, May 2nd

Time Performer Stage
11:30am - 12:20pm Legacy: Students of Alvin Batiste feat. Greg Agid, Conun Pappas, Joe Dyson, Max Moran, Edith Batiste AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent
12:45pm - 1:35pm Tuba Woodshed feat. Kirk Joseph, Julius McKee & Matt Perrine AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent
2:00pm - 3:00pm John Boutté AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent
3:05pm - 3:55pm New Orleans Jazz Vipers with Miss Sophie Lee Economy Hall Tent (Presented by People's Health)
3:25pm - 4:25pm Art Neville Acura Stage
3:50pm - 4:55pm Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. Congo Square / Louisiana Rebirth Stage
5:25pm - 6:55pm Terence Blanchard presents A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina) feat. The La. Phil. Orch. AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent

Saturday, May 3rd

Time Performer Stage
11:15am - 12:05pm New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra Economy Hall Tent (Presented by People's Health)
11:35am - 12:35pm Lillian Boutté AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent
12:50pm - 1:50pm Charmaine Neville Band Gentilly Stage
1:25pm - 2:15pm Danza Quartet featuring Evan Christopher & Tom McDermott Allison Miner Music Heritage / Lagniappe Stage
2:55pm - 3:50pm Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders Economy Hall Tent (Presented by People's Health)
4:20pm - 5:20pm Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark Economy Hall Tent (Presented by People's Health)
6:00pm - 7:00pm Joe Krown Allison Miner Music Heritage / Lagniappe Stage

Sunday, May 4th

Time Performer Stage
11:30am - 12:30pm Thelonius Monk Institute Jazz Septet AT&T/WWOZ Jazz Tent
12:25pm - 1:15pm The Pfister Sisters Economy Hall Tent (Presented by People's Health)
1:35pm - 2:20pm Sherman Washington & the Famous Zion Harmonizers AIG Gospel Tent
2:25pm - 3:25pm Tribute to Mahalia Jackson feat. Irma Thomas, Marva Wright and Raychell Richard AIG Gospel Tent
2:50pm - 3:55pm George French Economy Hall Tent (Presented by People's Health)
3:40pm - 4:35pm The New Orleans Bingo! Show Allison Miner Music Heritage / Lagniappe Stage
4:20pm - 5:25pm Preservation Hall Jazz Band Economy Hall Tent (Presented by People's Health)
4:50pm - 5:35pm Hackberry Ramblers Tribute: Lost Bayou Ramblers, Luderin Darbone & Ben Sandmel Interview Allison Miner Music Heritage / Lagniappe Stage
5:40pm - 6:55pm The Neville Brothers

Acura Stage

 

Olivia Greene’s 2008 Jazz Fest Evening Music Picks

Not-to-Miss Evening Concerts During Jazz Fest
(Show Host Olivia Greene’s Two Cents)

Friday, April 25:

At 8 p.m., a drink enjoying Ingrid Lucia at d.b.a. (JV). Then on to Tipitina’s, where “A Funky Miracle” will start at 9 p.m. with Zigaboo Modeliste’s “Funk Revue,” featuring Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Donald Harrison, Big Sa.m., and Marva Wright. (FK)

Saturday, April 26:

It’s a difficult choice between Allen Toussaint at Snug Harbor for his 9 and 11 p.m. performances (JV); or Tipitina’s Downtown to see The Blind Boys of Alabama, with Allen Toussaint, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band,starting at 9 p.m.. (TJ, Gosp.), also Galactic at 2 a.m. (MJ)

Sunday, April 27:

The House of Blues, for Etta Ja.m.es & The Roots Band at 9 p.m. (BL)

Monday, April 28:

No question about it - House of Blues and The Parish at 7 p.m. for WWOZ’s Piano Night!!! (Var.) However, if I wasn’t able to go to this premier piano event of the year, I’d go to Donna’s Bar & Grill at 9 p.m. - where the George French Band, featuring Germaine Bazzle, will have the special guest vocalists Juanita Brooks and Sharon Martin. (JV)

Tuesday, April 29:

The House of Blues and The Parish, starting at 6:30 p.m., for The Ponderosa Stomp, featuring more rarely seen, seminal stars than I can possibly list here (more information is available at www.ponderosastomp.com). (Var.)

Wednesday, April 30:

It’s a difficult choice between Night Two of the Ponderosa Stomp at 6:30 p.m. at The House of Blues and The Parish (Var.), Palm Court Jazz Cafe’ for a special Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, featuring Juanita Brooks, Topsy Chapman, and Lars Edegran’s Palm Court All-Stars at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. (Gosp.), or Tom McDermott and his zany musical friends Loose Marbles at 10 p.m. at Donna’s Bar and Grill. (JV)

Thursday, May 1:

The Maple Leaf at 10 p.m. for The Trio plus One, featuring Johnny Vidocovich, George Porter Jr., and Skerik. (FK)

Friday, May 2:

Le Bon Temps Roule for Anders Osborne, Nick Daniels, and Simon Lott at 11 p.m.. (Var.)

Sat., May 3:

Preservation Hall, 9 p.m. - Shannon Powell’s Tribute to the great and highly influential drummer Smokey Johnson. (Var.)

Sunday, May 4:

Either Astral Project at Snug Harbor, 8 and 10 p.m. shows (MJ), or The Lastie Fa.m.ily Choir and Carl LeBlanc’s CD Release Party at 9 p.m. at Preservation Hall (TJ) - depending on the mood of the evening.

Olivia Greene’s 2008 Jazz Fest CD picks

Olivia Greene’s Three Picks for Best Recent Local CDs

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band — Made in New Orleans: The Hurricane Sessions (a CD and a DVD) — Preservation Hall Records

Compiled with love from archival tapes that miraculously survived The Great Flood of 2005, this CD/DVD package is a remarkable testimony to the timelessness of traditional jazz, as well as being some damn fine music.

The Pfister Sisters — Puttin' It On — Mambo Goddess Records

This brand-new Pfister Sisters CD showcases each of the lovely singer’s voices on solo numbers, which I especially appreciate. It makes one appreciate even more the beauty and technical expertise involved in their trademark close harmonies, in which they carry on in the tradition of New Orleans’ own Boswell Sisters.

John Boutté — Good Neighbor — Independent label

This welcome release from John Boutté contains some new versions of songs from previous CDs of his, plus a bunch of tunes we probably have only heard from him live, if at all.

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