Join 'OZ in wishing Rebirth Brass Band sousaphonist and co-founder Phil Frazier a happy 43rd birthday — and many more. The band recently celebrated its 25th anniversary — here's hoping for another 25 years! .
Ray Brown Jr., singer, composer, arranger, drummer and pianist travels to New Orleans for a special concert on April 25th. Ray Jr., the son of jazz bassist Ray Brown and legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald headlines the event that will commemorate his mother's 92nd birthday.
This one comes to us from D.I.'s Restaurant in Basile, Louisiana. It makes 2-3 servings from 2 catfish filets and a pound of crawfish tails, and it's a great way to butter up your sweetie on Valentine's Day.
Recently I have received several calls and emails concerning the song "A Closer Walk With Thee" and in particular, which version I prefer.
There are many excellent renditions of this beautiful tune and I will mention just two of my favorites.
World renown Lionel Loueke will be talking with us during Jazz from the Market before his shows at Snug Harbor. Loueke is an innovative jazz guitarist whose highly rhythmic, percussive technique adds a new dimension to straight-ahead jazz playing.
A late but important pointer to my Jazz Roots show this morning. Last night as I was putting up today's entry into my This Day in Louisiana Music History web site. I realized that today would have been Harold Dejan's 100th birthday so we'll celebrate Harold's birthday today at 10:30. Also the vocals of Josephine Baker at 10.
To get in the mood for St. Valentine's Day, listen to selections from Leroy Jones' wonderful new album that will be officially released at Donna's on Saturday night, February 14th.
Leroy will be in the studio to talk about his new CD "Sweeter Than A Summer's Breeze" and his three compositions on it, and his recent trip to France!
Carnival time is a chance for many to exercise unbridled drinking and partaking. People from the "land of last call for alcohol" and locals alike find themselves in cloudy states of mental depravity/bliss.