The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is accepting applications for food vendors and crafts vendors at the 2015 Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. The festival takes place March 21-22 in Armstrong Park. Admission is free. Click through for links to application forms.
While the performance speaks for itself, I can't really tell you much about the provenance of this video; if you know, leave a comment. The YouTube poster tersely notes that it's from 1961 but provides no other details.
My first show of the year, on Saturday morning January 3, 2015 will feature traditional jazz named for various New Orleans places, like Mahogany Hall Stomp. I will discuss these places and how some of them influenced the jazz we listen to today.
"This is a New Orleans Christmas song," says Paul Sanchez, "Which means it involves drinking...." Here's "I Got Drunk This Christmas," which appeared on the Red Beans and Ricely Yours CD/DVD project, recorded live at Papa Roux’
This Friday, December 19, you're invited to WWOZ's 34th birthday celebration at Tipitina's. Featuring Ivan Neville's Tribute to the Neville Brothers, Davell Crawford's Tribute to James Booker, and ya girl - that's me!
Wandering minstrel Shine Delphi and and multi-instrumentalist blues musician Blind Boy Paxton team up on "You're A Mean One Mr Grinch," the theme song from the Dr. Seuss holiday TV classic. The footage here is from the recording sessions for Best of Street New Orleans, Xmas.