For your weekend viewing pleasure, check out the Talking Heads, recorded live at Palaeur Arena in Rome, December 18, 1980. This extrodinary show features the band's full "Afro-Funk Orchestra" lineup and future King Crimson frontman Adrien Belew on guitar. The restless camera work, full of all kinds of interesting angles, ratchets up the intensity.
Here's some of what's going on today at Jazz Fest.
WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule
12:20-1:10, Jazz Tent, Alexey Marti & Urban Minds
1:30 – 2:20, Jazz Tent, Roger Lewis Baritone Bliss
4:25-5:40, Economy Hall, Tent Tricia Boutte and Paul Longstreth present Norway’s Gumbo
5:45-7:00, Jazz Tent, Gregory Porter
Good Morning Music Lovers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year; no Andy Williams, not Christmas, Day 1 of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet!
Tonight at 10 pm on WWL-TV's news show, it's the next in the series of WWOZ's Guardians of the Groove. This time, our own Dwayne Breashears interviews the legendary Ellis Marsalis, music educator and patriarch of one of the most famous and accomplished families in New Orleans music.
Check out WWOZ Piano Night artist Marcia Ball playing at locales all over Austin in this deftly edited video. Here's how its producers describe it: "We filmed Marcia's performances at the pianos around Austin and then edited the footage to keep the integrity of the song's tempo intact.
This week, we visit the Contemporary Arts Center for some live music performed by Southern troubadour Tab Benoit and his Swampland Jam. We also dig into some Falsomagro at Delmonico Restaurant. Chef Anthony Scanio talks with us about the culinary crossroads and to top it off, we finish with a new gin by Atelier Vie distillery.
The 2014 Gospel Is Alive concert, an annual event presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, will take place Monday, April 28, from 9:30a to noon at the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. This year's headline performer is Bishop Rance Allen, who will perform along with the Mahalia Jackson Gospel Youth Choir.
The Oak Street Block Party happens Wednesday April 30 from 12:30 - 7pm, with free music, a crawfish boil and performances by the Oak Street All Stars (including Ivan Neville, left), Catfish Alliance, The Heard, Dastardly Bastards and The Pimps of Joytime. Restaurants and bars up and down Oak will be open and rocking! The Oak Street Block Party is a free fest but will be collecting donations for WWOZ.