WWOZ will be live broadcasting the Jazz Foundation of America's "A Great Night in Harlem" from the Apollo Theater on October 24 at 8:30 Eastern/7:30 Central. This event features some of the world's finest musicians, working together to raise money for the JFA's Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. Herbie Hancock will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is celebrating its 15th birthday this year, October 31-November 2. The lineup not only features national artists like the Foo Fighters and Skrillex, but also includes and some of the best acts New Orleans has to offer, such as Trombone Shorty, Rebirth, Bonerama, Big Freedia and over a dozen more.
Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton held a series of concerts in New York at Lincoln Center in April of 2011, a show dominated by blues stardards given New Orleans jazz arrangements. Here's the encore, "Corrine, Corrina" featuring Taj Mahal. See below for the concert's full lineup.
Props to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation for another great Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. WWOZ's video unit live streamed a number of acts from the St. Charles Avenue Stage last weekend. Check out the complete sets from five of those acts (Bobby Rush, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Vasti Jackson, Papa Mali, and Denise LaSalle), over 5 hours of video in total.
Brass Menagerie Parade and Brass Ball, November 8
Text: WWOZ and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will host the first annual Brass Menagerie Parade and Brass Ball fundraising party on Saturday, November 8. The Brass Menagerie Parade will feature ten New Orleans brass bands, as well as ten of New Orleans’ favorite marching krewes.
Legendary producer, songwriter, vocalist, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee George Clinton is known by many names: "Dr. Funkenstein," the "Atomic Dog," creator of P-Funk, leader of Parliament and Funkadelic, etc.
Check out Joe Louis Walker, who plays tomorrow, Saturday, October 18, at the 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. This performance of "Hornet's Nest," the title track from his most recent album, was recorded by KINK-FM in Portland, OR.