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Happy Birthday to New Orleans Music Educator Yvonne Busch

Fri, 10/18/13
Friday October 18th is the 84th birthday of influential New Orleans music educator Yvonne Busch.     Born and raised in the historic Tremé section of the city, Ms Busch mastered several brass instruments and woodwinds as a child.  She became a touring professional by the ag... Read more

Guardians of the Groove: The Second Installment

Thu, 10/17/13
Authored by David Stafford
The second installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV recently. WWOZ's T.R. Johnson talked with Donald Harrison about music education and the future of jazz at the Prime Example on Broad Street. Read more

James Carroll Booker III: The Life Music and Mystique of the Bayou Maharajah - the radio documentary

Tue, 10/15/13
Authored by David Kunian
Tonight (Tuesday) at 10 PM CDT on WWOZ - the Fool Tone Scientists on the Kitchen Sink will be playing the Silver Reel winning radio documentary:   James Carroll Booker III: The Life, Music, and Mystique of the Bayou Maharajah.   2 hours of Booker, who he was, what he meant, ... Read more

In Memoriam: Dick LaPalm

Tue, 10/15/13
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Dick LaPalm The Jazz Lobbyist. He transitioned recently and is now in the realm of the ancestors with the likes of Nat King Cole. Knowing what a passionate supporter of jazz he has been, how could we begrudge him such a thrilli... Read more

Music Video: Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down"

Tue, 10/15/13
Authored by David Stafford
This traditional song, "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down", appears on the new album by Meschiya Laka and the Little Big Horns Fooler's Gold. The video was recorded in Bimhuis Amsterdam for VPRO Vrije Geluiden, i.e., Dutch national television.   Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Dayna Kurtz, Live at Chickie Wah Wah "

Tue, 10/15/13
Authored by George Ingmire
This week we lend the hour to songwriter and musician Dayna Kurtz, recorded live at Chickie Wah Wah on Canal Street. In this uninhibited session, she shares with us her music and what’s on her mind.  Dayna is one tough lady, as she says she “don’t put up with it”, but you c... Read more

Music Video: Jonny Lang, "Still Rainin' "

Mon, 10/14/13
Authored by David Stafford
Jonny Lang is one of the headliners at this year's Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, which happens October 18-20. Here's a taste:   Read more

Professor Longhair Plays a Roman Amphitheater

Sun, 10/13/13
Authored by David Stafford
In the half-hour long video clip below, the immortal Professor Longhair, pride of Bogalusa, plays at the Jazz Festival in Nice, France, a festival established in 1948 and perhaps the oldest "jazz festival of international significance." The video's YouTube page dates the pe... Read more

Recipe: Autumn Harvest Chowder

Fri, 10/11/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
While chowder is traditionally a seafood or vegetable soup, Michelle's rendition embraces autumn with squash, sweet potatoes, and garnishes it all off with a little bacon. This savory chowder is simple to make and arranges flavors that will keep your stomach happy and warm wi... Read more

David Kunian and Scott Billington, October 8, 2013

Thu, 10/10/13
David Kunian and Scott Billington, producer of James Booker's Classified, talk all things Booker with emphasis on the new remixed/expanded version of Classified. Read more

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