The Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame will celebrate its 16th anniversary next week, August 11-16, with a series of special events. 2014 is the year of the Flag Boy and Gang Flag. Honorees include Donald Harrison, Sr., Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, among others.
Welcome to the sixth episode of WWOZ's new nationally syndicated program, NEW ORLEANS CALLING! This week we find the connections between the legendary musician Danny Barker, a Baptist Church marching band from New Orleans, and brass bands like the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth. Late in life, Danny Barker gathered young musicians for a marching band -- and what he did wound up keeping New Orleans jazz alive for a new generation.
Last Piano Night (April 28), the Jam in the Van vehicle parked outside the House of Blues and recorded a few acts before they played inside. Here's Davell Crawford doing "Let Them Talk" and "Please Send Me Someone To Love" .
It's a shame that this song remains so timely, but given recent events in St. Roch, sadly, it is. Written by Alynda Lee Segarra and Sam Doores, and featuring members of the Deslondes, here's Hurray for the Riff Raff with "St. Roch Blues". A different version of this track appears on their latest album, Small Town Heroes.
This month, we bring you another great local recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini from Chef Dustin Brien of Magazine Street's Salu. This light yet decadent entree will take your summer grilling to the next level.
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Idris Muhammad, born Leo Morris in New Orleans' 13th Ward, on Tuesday morning, July 29, in Ft Lauderdale, FL. He was buried the same day, following Muslim customs and traditions. He was 74. We will remember him as a gigantically productive and gifted drummer and musician.
In addition to tons of great live music, Satchmo SummerFest includes a series of seminars on all aspects of Louis Armstrong's life and career. These seminars happen in the Old US Mint on the 3rd floor.
Here's a way to celebrate Friday: get your body moving with the Rebirth Brass Band as they perform the track "Rebirth Groove" from their new album, Move Your Body. Recorded live at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans and hot of the presses, just published yesterday (7/31) by Basin Street Records.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has announced a partership with the Gia Maione Prima Foundation to support music education. A donation from the Gia Maione Prima Foundation will support the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's programs in music instruction and career development for student and professional musicians.