With the passing of Thanksgiving, I thought this would be the perfect time to thank everyone who has been a part of making this past year so wonderful for me. As you know, this past year I have been celebrating my 10th anniversary as the show host of the Swing Session and my 15th anniversary of performing and recording music in New Orleans.
Can you name the musician who has played the most shows at Tipitina’s? It might be a surprise that inside the hallowed walls made famous by Professor Longhair that the answer has nothing to do with jazz, funk, or another New Orleans style.
Get your audiophilic friends and family the music they've always wanted, by reading our show hosts' favorite CDs of the year, compiled especially for you, our loyal listeners. Check out our recommendations to add to your collection of New Orleans, Jazz and Heritage music.
The New Orleans Society for Infectious Disease Awareness has announced their lineup for the Third Annual HIV Awareness Music Project (HAMP). This year it takes place on December 2nd at One Eyed Jacks, will feature a host of remarkable local artists including: Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Vockah Redu, and Meschiya Lake and her Lil' Big Horns.
Apple Barrel regular and bluesman about town, Coco Robicheaux, passed on the Friday after Thanksgiving, on Frenchmen St., where he was a beloved regular musician and friend. Two jazz funerals/second lines are currently planned to honor Mr. Robicheaux.
Get psyched! 'OZ'll be hosting our second annual birthday second line on December 3rd. We'll be gathering at the neutral ground at Elysian Fields and Chartres St. to start off our parade through the French Quarter. Later that night, meet us Uptown at Tipitina's for our birthday bash featuring Big Sam's Funky Nation and the Stooges Brass Band!
The 'OZ Outreach Krewe will be out in the historic Tremé neighborhood for the Tremé Creole Gumbo Fest and Jazz & Heritage Foundation Holiday Bazaar on December 10th, just in time to spread some holiday cheer! With music by the Rebirth Brass Band, Glen David Andrews and more, you'll have a swinging time!