Tonight (March 17) from 4 to 7 pm WWOZ is airing a special program, Jazz Fest 2013 Live!: Highlights from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. You'll hear exclusive live performances by Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Irvin Mayfield New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Dianne Reeves, John Boutte, Roy Ayers, Jason Marsalis, and many others. You don't want to miss this.
The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation will host a St. Joseph’s Night salute to Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias on Wednesday, March 19 from 5-7pm at 1525 Louisiana Avenue. The tribute will be an opportunity for all in the community to pay respects to Big Chief Bo Dollis as they make their way to the St. Joseph’s Night festivities.
Coming this Saturday night (March 22) to the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival in Armstrong Park: Brooklyn's Red Baraat and their exhilarating blend of North Indian Bhangra rhythms with jazz, brass, funk, hip-hop, and more.
Strange things happen when marching bands come indoors. We're used to seeing them outdoors and on the move. Here's a different look at a Roots of Music, performing in what amounts to the orchestra pit.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation celebrates the music and culture of the African diaspora at the 7th Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival, March 22-23, in Armstrong Park. This free event celebrates the cultural diversity of New Orleans and the melting pot of traditions that gave rise to our unique music, featuring the music and dance of Africa, the Caribbean, the American Gulf South and beyond in this family-friendly festival.
On September 18, 1994, the annual Farm Aid benefit concert was held in New Orleans at the Super Dome. The line up included, amongst others, Willie Nelson, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Spin Doctors, Kris Kristofferson, and the Neville Brothers.
The Red Flame Hunters Childrens Mardi Gras Indian Tribe steps out on Sunday, March 23 at AL Davis Park for Uptown Super Sunday 2014. Please note the new date! The New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council has rescheduled Super Sunday due to the threat of bad weather.
This week's show features Saxophonist, Flautist and Clarinet player Rex Gregory, a jazz musician whose philosophical ideas influence his compositions as much as his teachers and collaborators do. This show was recorded at the Blue Nile. We also stop by Café Reconcile.