Musicians and friends of Harold Battiste, Jr. , composer, producer, teacher and mentor are invited to enjoy and listen to a salute entitled "The Music Of Harold Battiste, Jr." This special salute will take place on Wednesday, June 24 at the Prime Example on North Broad Street from 8pm to Midnight. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, June 25.
Aurora Nealand and Tom McDermott have performed together at Buffa's on Esplanade each Thursday for years, but had never recorded with each other until now. The multi-instrumentalist and pianist's new album, City of Timbres, came out in April, and covers everything from traditional New Orleans jazz to the more worldly sounds of Latin America.
Kosciusko, MS native and Blues Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite, accompanied by German guitarist Richard Bargel, performs "Mississippi Beat Part I." This performance took place at Altes Pfandhaus, a concert hall and cultural center in Cologne, Germany in March 2007.
There's a remarkable concentration of circus performers, burlesque dancers, freaks, and other living oddities in New Orleans. A new festival aims to bring them all together, plus national acts from places as farflung as San Francisco and Baltimore, for a weekend of shows, workshops, and parties, taking place mostly at the Howlin' Wolf at 907 S. Peters St.
New Orleans first family of jazz visited Mister Rogers and played his composition "Something Isn't Always" for him. Featuring father Ellis Marsalis on piano and three of his six sons: Branford on saxophone, Delfeayo on trombone and Jason on drums.
"Got My Mojo Working," the blues classic written by Preston Foster, was first recorded by Ann Cole in 1956 and popularized by Muddy Waters. Vinton, Louisiana native Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown covered the song at Blues at Montreux 2004, an event at which Bobby Parker and Buddy Guy also headlined sets.
Lafayette, Lousiana's Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble perform "Zydeco Boogaloo," recorded live in concert at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on December 6, 2014. The concert was part of WXPN's Zydeco Crossroads project. The music is great; the crowd's Zydeco dance moves, not so much.