Get your Friday Funk Fix right here: the Dirty Dozen Brass Band performing "Unclean Waters" live at a fundraiser for the Roots of Music called the Family Funktion and Crawfish Berl. It was shot at the historic Hotel Storyville in New Orleans during Jazz Fest 2012.
Trombone Shorty performs "Buckjump" with Orleans Avenue, for a taping of Sound Opinions at WBEZ in Chicago. The album version of this track, from 2011's For True, featured as guests the Rebirth Brass Band.
The Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame will celebrate its 16th anniversary next week, August 11-16, with a series of special events. 2014 is the year of the Flag Boy and Gang Flag. Honorees include Donald Harrison, Sr., Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, among others.
Welcome to the sixth episode of WWOZ's new nationally syndicated program, NEW ORLEANS CALLING! This week we find the connections between the legendary musician Danny Barker, a Baptist Church marching band from New Orleans, and brass bands like the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth. Late in life, Danny Barker gathered young musicians for a marching band -- and what he did wound up keeping New Orleans jazz alive for a new generation.
Last Piano Night (April 28), the Jam in the Van vehicle parked outside the House of Blues and recorded a few acts before they played inside. Here's Davell Crawford doing "Let Them Talk" and "Please Send Me Someone To Love" .
It's a shame that this song remains so timely, but given recent events in St. Roch, sadly, it is. Written by Alynda Lee Segarra and Sam Doores, and featuring members of the Deslondes, here's Hurray for the Riff Raff with "St. Roch Blues". A different version of this track appears on their latest album, Small Town Heroes.
This month, we bring you another great local recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini from Chef Dustin Brien of Magazine Street's Salu. This light yet decadent entree will take your summer grilling to the next level.
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Idris Muhammad, born Leo Morris in New Orleans' 13th Ward, on Tuesday morning, July 29, in Ft Lauderdale, FL. He was buried the same day, following Muslim customs and traditions. He was 74. We will remember him as a gigantically productive and gifted drummer and musician.