Tune in to the the February 9th New Orleans Music Show from 11 until 2 pm for the annual Mardi Gras Indian Show. We will feature three hours of some of the most unique music to come out of the Crescent City. Special guests will include Mardi Gras Indians from several gangs and long-time WWOZ host John Sinclair.
Bil "Negril" Szarabajka owns two of the hottest clubs on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, The Spotted Cat and Café Negril. On Sunday, January 31, Bil held a Haiti benefit at both of them, raising $5007 for Doctors Without Borders.
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), led by trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, won a Grammy Award for their CD 'Book One' in the Large Jazz Ensemble category. Terence Blanchard also won a Grammy for Best Improvised Solo, and Buckwheat Zydeco took top Zydeco/Cajun honors for his album 'Lay Your Burden Down'. Congrats to all these great local Grammy winners!
Maria Neckam is a singer and songwriter from New York, who was born in Austria and has also lived in the Netherlands. When Maria moved to New York in 2005, she hit the music scene with great success. Since then she has been working as one of the most innovative musicians on the scene. Maria often tours the United States and Europe from her home base in Brooklyn.