The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and The Blood Center are hosting a blood drive to benefit Doug Potter, the musician attacked after a gig in the French Quarter. The drive is on Sunday at the Frenchmen Street Art Market (619 Frenchmen St.), coinciding with a larger benefit at d.b.a. that day.
The Wynton Marsalis Septet delivers a 16-minute set of Thelonious Monk songs, "Bright Mississippi" and "For Brake's Sake" among them, recorded live at the Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht (Holland) on November 4, 1994.
WWOZ will live broadcast the sold out Spring Quartet Jazz Journey concert on Thursday, February 6. The legendary jazz musicians Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese will perform together as a once-in-a-lifetime ensemble, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation at the Civic Theater in New Orleans.
This week’s program is a mixture of love songs and sweets, as we prepare for Valentine’s Day. Throughout the hour, we’ll spend our time enjoying cool deserts with a little cake on the side. Music of the hour includes songs by Irma Thomas, Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington, the Iguanas and many others. We also make some recommendations for romantic restaurants from listeners.
Exactly four weeks from Fat Tuesday, it's time to get serious about Mardi Gras. Thus the Dixie Cups and their 1965 rendition of "Iko Iko", a bubble gum take on a Carnival classic first recorded in 1954 as "Jock-a-Mo" by James "Sugar Boy" Crawford.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is looking for volunteers to help staff the 2014 Sync Up conference. An entertainment industry gathering, Sync Up focuses on the music, film and digital media industries from the perspective of independent artists. The conference takes place at the New Orleans Museum of Art on the mornings of the Friday and Saturday of both weekends of Jazz Fest.