On International Jazz Day (Thursday, April 30), we'll have an ususal live broadcast. Terence Blanchard and Poncho Sanchez will host a jazz brunch at the New Orleans Museum of Art, followed by a free 30-minute open-to-the-public concert on the steps of the NOMA starting at 10a. Then they'll lead a second line parade from the museum down Esplanade Avenue to the gates of Jazz Fest. We'll air it all, then switch over to our Jazz Fest live broadcast.
For some, the fantastic music at Jazz Fest is merely a bonus. They're there for the food. With over 60 vendors and a wide variety of cuisine, Jazz Fest time means good eatin'-- really good. To get your stomach rumbling, we've assembled just a few of the food highlights from recent years:
Piano Night is the flagship benefit event for WWOZ and has become a tradition among New Orleans music lovers and loyal fans all over the world. This one-of-a-kind benefit concert for WWOZ is held each year on the Monday night between the two New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends.
A live broadcast of a sold out show here in New Orleans. We're not disclosing the location because club owner, Saint Rodney Thomas, is worried about gate crashers but I guarantee the lineup is the best ever booked. Don't believe me? See for yourself - videos from the show:
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No Andy Williams, not Christmas, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet. I hope you all have dried out from yesterday’s late afternoon precipitation, and let’s do it again.
New Orlean's homegrown songwriter Micah McKee leads his band Little Maker through lush arrangements, powerful hooks and a surprising repetoire of covers this Saturday on the Lagniappe Stage 2:10-3:20pm at the Fest