Tune in this week for an hour of cross-cultural meet ups. We interview Rising Appalachia live in studio, as the band performs everything from Southern spirituals to Bulgarian music. In the second half of the program, Ensemble Fatien performs a set of music bridging New Orleans and West Africa. We also stop by an Arts Market and preview the upcoming New Orleans Sacred Music Festival, taking place on Saturday, March 16th , at the New Orleans Healing Center.
Next week is shaping up to be a tremendous week for fiddle music in New Orleans, with the Irish House on St Charles Avenue hosting two events that lovers of traditional Celtic music will not want to miss.
The Sacred Music Festival, at New Orleans Healing Center all day on Saturday March 16, brings performers from New Orleans’ diverse faith and cultural communities to share music, prayers, brief ceremonies and conversations about the transformative power of music with the public.
The Little Gem Saloon is dropping its cover for all card bearing WWOZ members this Friday to see Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns. You know the music will be amazing, and if you haven't head the chance to check out this recently re-opened historic jazz venue, seize this one and come celebrate Nola with 'OZ!
Tune in this week for an hour of guitar-centric music by the Ed Barrett Trio and Twangorama. We also meet up with comedian Chris Trew to hear about The New Movement Theater, an improv-school and comedy venue in New Orleans. At the Culinary Crossroads, we visit Bart Bell of Crescent Sausage & Pie Company to talk about his life long love of salted and smoked meats.
This had to be one of the best Mardi Gras Parties ever --- Society of Saint Anne simply hit all the high notes and nothing was in a minor key!!! And the international flavor was absolutely spectacular meeting people from Japan, China, France, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Canada, and on and on.
Every Thursday in February WWOZ and Prime Example are presenting a concert series that allows patrons to enjoy the the city's most swingin' and soulful (homegrown) legends of modern New Orleans jazz in an intimate, neighborhood lounge setting.
The iconic New Orleans rock and roll sound of 1950s still has a place every Monday night at BJ’s Lounge, a windowless bar on the far side of the Bywater neighborhood where King James & The Special Men hold down a regular gig. The pool table is shoved to the side, the homemade Red Beans are by the band waiting to be served while the dancers crowd the floor.
I have been hosting the Overnight Jazz Show for several months every Thursday from 3-6am Nawlins time. It is a Jazz show mostly contemporary but not limited to that, often trending to the Afro Beat and Jam Band Genre. I like to feature a theme or artist or several throughout the show. I do take requests and focus on a majority of the music from VINYL hence the "SPIN CYCLE".