This week’s program presents a sneak preview of the upcoming Essence Music Fest, as well as music by Big Sam and the Dynamites, Irvin Mayfield, Paul Sanchez and many others. We also take a walk through Longue Vue House and Gardens to see the flora and fauna of one of New Orleans treasured landmarks.
On May 11th and 12th, drumming genius Herlin Riley led the way in presenting three of New Orleans' finest pianists in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. With musical director Herlin and bassist Reginald Veal graciously taking supporting roles to Ellis Marsalis, Henry Butler and Jonathan Batiste, the audience was able to focus on the incredible musi
Jorge Fuentes reflects on our friend Frank: "A reliable volunteer at the station, Frank Wills quickly took a liking to recording 'spots,' the announcements that we play on air at the station. I liked to use his voice because he had natural delivery and an unmistakable New Orleans accent."
A full house of jazz lovers in the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York were taken to class by Marcus Roberts and his orchestra as they played a myriad of tunes by the great Jelly Roll Morton. Roberts is not only one of the most brilliant piano players in the world but is also an excellent teacher of jazz at Florida State University.
Here's a gallery of more photos of some great moments at Jazz Fest 2012! We've also posted more photos from the Photo Booth at the WWOZ Hospitality Tent, on Facebook! Log in to Facebook, and tag yourself and your friends!
'OZ will be at the event to broadcast live! If you're in the greater New York area, we highly recommend getting out to support a great cause; if not, tune in and enjoy some of the best from jazz's musical giants.
For all our Mid-City buddies, and all of our friend who become Mid-Citizens during the weekend of Bayou Boogaloo, get on your dancing shoes! We'll be out at the bayou on May 19th + 20th broadcasting Lynn Drury, Feufollet and more, live!
Support the Heritage School of Music, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free school for aspiring young musicians, by coming out Thursday, May 24 to a sneak preview premiere of Men in Black 3! Bring a date, your family or best friend, and enjoy the free popcorn!