It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No Andy Williams, not Christmas, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet. I hope you remembered your sunscreen yesterday and were not fooled by the perfect temperature and cloudy skies.
Every day at Jazz Fest, there are a number of interviews held on the Allsion Miner Stage in the Grandstand... One of today's featured Zydeco legend Queen Ida and contemporary Zydeco star Terrance Simien.
Ida Lewis "Queen Ida" Guillory is a Louisiana accordionist and the first female accordion player to lead a zydeco band.
In response to a dearth of modern jazz offerings in the local live music scene, WWOZ and Prime Example present a newly revived concert series, one that allows patrons to enjoy and "swing" to living legends of modern New Orleans jazz in an intimate, neighborhood lounge setting. This week's edition.