This week's show features saxophonist, flautist and clarinet player Rex Gregory, a jazz musician whose philosophical ideas influence his compositions as much as his teachers and collaborators do. We also visit Café Reconcile.
NPR Music recently published this funk-tastic video of the Stooges Brass Band doing "Wind It Up" at globalFEST 2013, which was held last January at Webster Hall in NYC, during which they "definitely got the room jumping."
We'd like to help our friends at Sweet Home New Orleans get the word out on their Empower Musicians Seal of Approval advocacy initiative, which celebrates the venues that treat and pay musicians like professionals. Venues are evaluated according to: musician pay and pay transparency, venue sound and marketing, and social responsibility.
Help Haiti by attending the second Music & Arts Day, hosted by Sticking Up For Children, at the New Orleans Healing Center on Saturday, August 10, between 1 and 4p. The idea of funding orphanages in Haiti through donated and decorated drumsticks is the brainchild of Cyril Neville and Yonrico Scott and their band mates in the Royal Southern Brotherhood.
Donald Harrison is featured 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.
WWOZ Private Collections is a recurring event at Siberia on Sunday August 4, 11, and 25. Different WWOZ DJs will be spinning vinyl from their private collections for Happy Hour (6 to 9pm). This week: AJ the Boudin Man and Elizabeth Meneray.
Rouses will be 'OZ-ifying several of their New Orleans area stores, starting with the Mid-City location at 400 N. Carrollton. The café area will be transformed with 'OZ banners and posters, and best of all, the real-deal authentic WWOZ Mango Freeze (like you get at Jazz Fest) will be served up daily. Check out the kick off Block Party on August 3.