The Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is celebrating its 15th birthday this year, October 31-November 2. The lineup not only features national artists like the Foo Fighters and Skrillex, but also includes and some of the best acts New Orleans has to offer, such as Trombone Shorty, Rebirth, Bonerama, Big Freedia and over a dozen more.
Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton held a series of concerts in New York at Lincoln Center in April of 2011, a show dominated by blues stardards given New Orleans jazz arrangements. Here's the encore, "Corrine, Corrina" featuring Taj Mahal. See below for the concert's full lineup.
Props to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation for another great Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. WWOZ's video unit live streamed a number of acts from the St. Charles Avenue Stage last weekend. Check out the complete sets from five of those acts (Bobby Rush, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Vasti Jackson, Papa Mali, and Denise LaSalle), over 5 hours of video in total.
Brass Menagerie Parade and Brass Ball, November 8
Text: WWOZ and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will host the first annual Brass Menagerie Parade and Brass Ball fundraising party on Saturday, November 8. The Brass Menagerie Parade will feature ten New Orleans brass bands, as well as ten of New Orleans’ favorite marching krewes.
Legendary producer, songwriter, vocalist, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee George Clinton is known by many names: "Dr. Funkenstein," the "Atomic Dog," creator of P-Funk, leader of Parliament and Funkadelic, etc.
Check out Joe Louis Walker, who plays tomorrow, Saturday, October 18, at the 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. This performance of "Hornet's Nest," the title track from his most recent album, was recorded by KINK-FM in Portland, OR.
This month we celebrate unexpected spices, a hearty meal, and some unworldly smoked tomato butter sauce. This recipe uses New Orleans famous Zapps chips to crust a fish fillet and is brilliantly complimented along side some fresh garden vegetable hash. Our Zapps-crusted Cobia with Garden Vegetable Hash recipe is courtesy of Chef Brad McGehee of Ye Olde College Inn.
As most of you now know, legendary studio owner and recording engineer Cosimo Matassa passed away on September 11, 2014. WWOZ has dedicated some significant airtime to the fantastic contributions Matassa made to the New Orleans sound, as well as the development of rock'n'roll and R&B in general, since his death a few weeks ago.