My jazz education involved mostly artists who played instruments, not vocalists. There were really only three vocalists who were deemed by my mentor to be worthy of intense study: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan.
Drew Landry says it "isn't about me", it's about a song and a benefit. It's about saving South Louisiana and the Gulf Coast from washing away. It's about standing up for the people that are the real America, not the greed that leeches the life from the land. It's about getting his message out to the world.
This recipe for Louisiana Buffalo Shrimp comes from Chef Brent Applewhite from Refuel Café in New Orleans. If you like the recipe, then check out Louisiana Cookin' magazine. Subscribe with the promotion code wwoz2010, and they'll donate $5 to WWOZ.
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) will host "New Orleans con Sabor Latino," a multimedia exhibit celebrating the influence of Latino cuisine on the food culture of New Orleans. The next related event is a cooking demonstration with Chef Adolfo Garcia on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 2-4 p.m.
Don't miss the 4th annual New Orleans Seafood Festival in Lafayette Square on September 10-12! The event features live music by Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth Brass Band, Amanda Shaw, and many more, as well as delicious seafood from some of the best restaurants in town. All proceeds benefit the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.
We'll be talking in studio today with the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey about their journey from Tulsa, Oklahoma to become one of the cutting edge groups in contemporary jazz. If you caught them yesterday for their in store appearance at the Louisiana Music Factory or last night's gig at the Blue Nile, you know you'll be in for a treat.