The deadline for applications to play at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is October 1. All you need is a bio, photo, and music samples, and the online form is a snap to fill out. Louisiana-based bands are strongly encouraged to apply — 90 percent of the bands that play Jazz Fest are local!
WWOZ’s famous Mango Freeze is now available at the French Market, thanks to our fab friends at French Market Produce. So come on down and please your palate with the frozen treat that can’t be beat! Part of the proceeds go to helping WWOZ stay on the air and online 24/7.
This week's guest on "Yeah, You Right!" is trumpeter Shamarr Allen, whose resume includes stints with Galactic, touring with Willie Nelson, and relentless sonic innovation with his band The Underdawgs. Whether he's playing jazz, funk, country, or rock 'n roll, Shamarr is one of the Crescent City's newest stars and a true class act.
It started with that HUH! that was worked your core better than Pilates. It was the key ingredient in mambo music and the mambo was so popular that it worked itself into every musical style imaginable. R&B, blues, jazz and yep plenty of New Orleans music including the classic Mardi Gras Mambo.
On this show, we meet up with two musicians, John Rankin and Bob Andrews, who live in New Orleans. One grew up in the city from an early age, the other moved there after a fairly successful musical career in England.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Sweet Lorraine’s will host a 3-day community jazz festival from Friday, September 4, through Sunday, September 6. The event includes nightly performances by Norman Connors and Stephanie Jordan, as well as two days of live music featuring acts like Kermit Ruffins, Charmaine Neville, and the Treme Brass Band.
Project 30-90's eco-friendly music festival and art market hits New Orleans on September 5 in a new location: River City Plaza at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. The stage will be powered by solar energy and wind, and the event will rely heavily on recycling and carbon offsets. We also have the updated music schedule.
This week we tracked down bassist Jesse Boyd between gigs with Charmaine Neville, Bob French, and his own band, and put him on the hot seat. The versatile virtuoso also recently celebrated the release of his new CD, True Stories, which has flavors of modern jazz and film scores.