In our continuing chronological look at the music of New Orleans and Louisiana, Tom Morgan and his Tuesday New Orleans Music Show presents the music of 1952. From Louis Armstrong's recordings in Scandanavia, Sidney Bechet's in Paris and Louis Prima's in New York to Sharkey Bonano's recordings in New Orleans, you'll get to experience traditional jazz sounds from 1952.
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This week, we visit Mid-City Lanes Rock 'N Bowl, a bowling alley with a stage and a whole lot of history. We'll preview some upcoming gigs while also taking a walk down memory lane with John Blancher, the owner of the Rock 'N Bowl.
Innovative and acclaimed jazz guitarist Will Bernard will stop by the studio to talk about what he is working on these days. He will be performing Thursday night at d.b.a. with Brian Coogan and Simon Lott --- who may also be in the studio.
Everyone in New Orleans likes the taste of sweet music, and next month the Honey Island Swamp Band will be ready and willing to treat the Crescent City's famously sweet musical tooth with the upcoming release of their new album, titled - no doubt prophetically - Good To You.
WWOZ honors the fallen heroes of New Orleans music who passed away in 2010, including Herman Leonard, Brandon Franklin, Albert "June" Gardner, Walter Payton, and many more that are sorely missed. During their lives, they made New Orleans and jazz music better for their dedicated work and love. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends.
The Louisiana Crawfish Festival is the biggest outdoor event in St. Bernard Parish, celebrating the state's signature crustacean. The event runs from Thursday, March 25, through Sunday, March 28, in the parking lot of the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043.
While it may be a pointless notion to try and debate I definitely heard that question asked during her performance last night with Gordon Grdina and Kenton Loewen upstairs at the Blue Nile. The impromptu trio performed a show that proved to be everything I could hope for from a “free jazz” show: daring, visceral, transcendent…an incredible display of creativity and musicianship.