The Goodnight Show with John Calhoun presents its March 2014 show, featuring Gwen Thompkins, host of “Music Inside Out” on WWNO-FM; Bob Marshall, environmental reporter, The Lens; musical guest trumpeter John Michael Bradford and the John Michael Bradford Jazz Trio; and comedian Dane Faucheux.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 8:00 PM
WHERE: Café Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA
The Goodnight Show with John Calhoun is a late night talk show similar in format to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. It is important because it puts a spotlight on New Orleans talent and culture while also giving a platform for activists, community heroes and others doing relevant work in New Orleans. The program provides a common ground for the many diverse elements of our community.
Jazz@the Sandbar featuring saxophonist Dave Liebman
With a career that spans nearly four decades, master reedman Dave Liebman will kickoff the spring series with the power of a jazz legend. Liebman first gain recognition in the 1970s as the saxophone/flautist in the groups of two giants of jazz Elvin Jones and Miles Davis. Since then, he has played on nearly three hundred recordings with over one hundred under his leadership. Lieb has consistently placed among the top three in the Downbeat Critics Poll for Soprano Saxophone since 1973; winning first place in both the Downbeat and Jazz Times Critic's Poll in 2011. Also in 2011, Liebman received the NEA Masters of Jazz Award, the highest honor for jazz given by the United States government. On March 12 he will be a guest with the UNO Thelonious Monk Ensemble in two configurations under the direction of Dave’s old friend and colleague Steve Masakowski.
“Jazz at the Sandbar” was established in 1990 by Ellis Marsalis, the first Chairman of the Jazz Studies Program at UNO. The series is designed to provide UNO Jazz Studies students an opportunity to get real life experience performing with professional musicians in front of a live audience. The series is presented on Wednesday nights during the fall and spring semesters and features a different respected jazz artist each week. It also provides a medium in which students exercise their improvisational skills and gives them the rare opportunity to work with jazz masters.
“Jazz @ the Sandbar” is presented by the UNO Jazz Studies Program with support from the UNO Student Government Association, Offbeat Media, WWNO FM and the New Orleans Jazz Celebration. All admission proceeds go to the George Brumat Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, call the UNO Music Department at (504) 280-6039 or New Orleans Jazz Celebration 504-309-JAZZ or on the web, go to www.nojc.org/sandbar.