Earlier this morning, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation named the Jazz & Heritage Center building (pictured above and located at 1225 N. Rampart Street) in honor of George and Joyce Wein.
On this week’s program, we enjoy an hour of Evan Christopher, recorded live at Clever Wine Bar in Mid-City. During the program, Evan and I talk about New Orleans, the clarinet and some of his musical heroes. I also visit Murf Reeves of Sylvain Restaurant and Chris Hannah of French 75 for a taste of what’s happening in the world of mixology.
On any given night in New Orleans, you’re likely to find a place with live music and free food. Sometimes it’s red beans and trad jazz, other times it’s BBQ and the blues. On this week’s program, it’s curry and the Pocket brass of Magnetic Ear, an ensemble headed by Martin Krusche, a sax player from Munich who now makes his home in the 9th ward of New Orleans.
On this week’s program, four piano players – Ellis Marsalis, Dr. John, Joe Krown, and Bob Andrews – take their turn on the 88s. We also stopped by the Historic New Orleans Collection for an exhibit, “Seeking the Unknown”, a exhibit that “presents objects that provide a broad historical background for the study of Louisiana’s natural history.”