Warren Easton Charter High School will be hosting a Jazz Legends Concert honoring Easton alumnus Pete Fountain. Featured performers include two other Easton alumni of note: Nicholas Payton and Troy "Trombone Shorty"; Andrews. All proceeds benefit Warren Easton's Music Programs as well as scholarships for instrumental music students.
On this week's program, we preview some things to do as the weather cools down in the Crescent City, including Jazz in the Park, which returns for its 4th season in Armstrong Park on September 5th. In addition to music by Alex McMurray, Los Po-Boy-Citos, Sasha Masakowski with Marco Benevento, and Dr. Lonnie Smith (among others), we’ll tour the newly reopened Civic, New Orleans oldest historic theatre with local filmmaker and producer Bryan Bailey.
Auditions for the Fall 2013 semester at the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's principal music education program, will take place at 10a on Saturday, September 14, at Dillard University. New students are welcome.
Margie Perez recently demonstrated this recipe, from WWOZ's cookbook, That Sounds Good!, on WGNO's News with a Twist. Like most flan recipes, the list of ingredients is short, but Perez offers a variety of optional additions, including strawberries, bananas, cream cheese, even pumpkin.
WWOZ Private Collections shows at Siberia will happen on Sunday August 11 and 25. Different WWOZ DJs will be spinning vinyl from their private collections for Happy Hour (6 to 9pm). This week: George Ingmire.
The world lost a musical giant on Monday, August 5, when genre-crossing keyboardist and producer George Duke passed away at age 67 after a battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), as reported by his label Concord Records.