It takes an army of volunteers, staff and experts to produce the WWOZ broadcast, man the hospitality tent, produce Piano Night and create our live internet coverage. There are many to thank and though we’ve done our best, we’re sure we’ve missed some of the valuable contributors to our successful Jazz Fest 2008.
With all the work and attention to the Jazz Fest, WWOZ’s big fundraiser, Piano Night, sometimes fades away too quickly. We were at the House of Blues for the whole evening last Monday, and we even got backstage to shoot some video with some of the production team and the musicians.
Most CD stores that you go to, if you even go to one, are places where you buy music. Some have listening stations where you can listen before you buy. But there are very few, if any, like the Louisiana Music Factory that put on their own concert series and what they do during the Jazz and Heritage Festival. They turn the concept of an “In-Store Appearance” into a spectacular musical event