Applications are available for the 2014 edition of CLASS GOT BRASS, the NO Jazz & Heritage Foundation's $20,000 contest for Louisiana high schools and middle schools to create second-line groups in the New Orleans brass band tradition. Deadline is March 10.
On this week’s program, we delight in some music of Cajun and Zydeco country, with performances by Bruce Daigrepont, Beausoleil, Bruce ‘Sunpie’ Barnes, Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars.
We also sample dishes by four different chefs featuring Boudin, a Cajun specialty sausage of ground meat, pork and rice, to prepare you for the upcoming Boudin, Bourbon and Beer event.
Last Saturday, October 26, four bands, TBC Brass Band, New Breed, New Creations and the Original Pinettes, battled it out under the Claiborne Bridge in the Red Bull Street Kings showcase and competition, in which "Bands are challenged to demonstrate their ability to incorporate traditional brass ban
Erica Falls stars in this week's edition of Thursday Night Swingin', a concert series from WWOZ and Prime Example that allows patrons to enjoy legends of modern New Orleans jazz in an intimate, neighborhood lounge setting.
Jazz Fest 2014 happens April 25 - May 4, which means it's less than 6 months away! If you're jonesin' for Jazz Fest too, here's the first of several posts to tide you over: Allen Toussaint performing "Party Goin' On" on the Acura Stage in 2007. Enjoy!
WWOZ, Little Gem Saloon, Soul Sister, and Lura Belle Productions present “Gem Sessions” featuring drummer Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock/Headhunters alum) on Saturday, October 26, 10p. One show only at the Little Gem Saloon, S. Rampart St. at Poydras. Ticket special for 'OZ members; click through for details.