In 2011, we reported to you from Joseph S. Clark High School in the Treme, which was in the process of shifting management to the Firstline Schools charter group. We returned a year later to check in and see how Clark - known for its musical alumni - is doing.
On January 12 HBO's Treme is hosting My Lil' Darlin, a tribute to Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. These two greats will be present and featured at the show with perfomances by Paul Sanchez, Alex McMurray, Little Freddie King and many more.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is raffling off a pair of tickets to the 2013 Super Bowl! Deadline is January 18th. Don't miss your chance to support the Foundation and score seats to the biggest game of the year!
On Thursday, January 3rd, the Calvin Johnson Quartet debuts its 2012 album "Jewel's Lullaby" at Snug Harbor. Before heading over for sound check, Calvin will stop by WWOZ for an interview just after five (5 p.m.) with Jelly Roll Justice.
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On today’s program, we enjoy two sides of Brass, featuring Bonerama and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. We also turn you onto a couple recipes from “That Sounds Good”, WWOZ's new cookbook, including interviews with Craig Klein and Amzie Adams.
Local favorites The Smoking Time Jazz Club are celebrating the release of their third CD, "Oh Sister, Ain't That Hot!" on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Maison on Frenchmen. The band takes the stage from 7-10pm, and will have the new CD available for purchase that night. No cover charge!
Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 11:59pm - Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 3:00am
There are innumerable Americana songs with Chinese themes. Perhaps more about China than all the other Asian countries combined. Maybe it's because the stereotypical riff of Chinese music sounds so much like the cha cha progression.
The Marching Crusaders earned a coveted invitation to march in the Rose Parade on January 1, 2013. With 40 million viewers tuning in from around the world, this will be a mighty big spotlight shining on an incredible bunch of young musicians.