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Roy Ayers talks with DJ Soul Sister at Jazz Fest

Thu, 05/02/13
Authored by David Stafford
Legendary funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player Roy Ayers stopped by the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage for an interview with WWOZ's Soul Sister afternoon. XXXXXXXX. Ayers music has been sampled by many, many artists, including Eryka Badu, 50 Cent, Mary J... Read more

The Wild Anacostias Welcome to Weekend 2

Thu, 05/02/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
We all know that the Jazz Fest experience begins well before you enter the gate every day. Morning Of rituals and the walking approach to the festival gates get the Fest Spirit fluttering blocks away from the Fair Grounds: music, beverages, porch parties, parades of fest... Read more

Food of the Day: Cochon de Lait Po-Boy

Thu, 05/02/13
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day today: Cochon de Lait Po-Boy Cochon du Lait all the way! To paraphrase Big Sam of Big Sam's Funky Nation, it's almost impossible to make a bad decision about Jazz Fest food, but especially so if that decision is to go with the Cochon de Lait Po-Boy).   ... Read more

Today at Jazz Fest: Thursday, May 2

Thu, 05/02/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here are a few things of note happening today at Jazz Fest: Roy Ayers Interview by WWOZ's Melissa “Soul Sister” Weber, 2:30 - 3:15 on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, inside the Grandstand Cooking Demo at 3:30pm, at the Culinary Stage in the Grandstand: Lena Prima pre... Read more

"Seeking the Unknown"

Wed, 05/01/13
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, four piano players – Ellis Marsalis, Dr. John, Joe Krown, and Bob Andrews – take their turn on the 88s. We also stopped by the Historic New Orleans Collection for an exhibit, “Seeking the Unknown”, a exhibit that “presents objects that provide a broad h... Read more

Tucson Jazz Institute Wins First Place at Essentially Ellington

Tue, 04/30/13
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
On Sunday night Wynton Marsalis proudly announced the high school jazz bands that took the highest honors at the prestigious 18th Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE). After a packed three days of mentoring, jam sessions, and workshops, EE culminated wit... Read more

An Awesome 2013 Piano Night!

Tue, 04/30/13
Authored by David Stafford
It was a spectacular night at the House of Blues, with performances by an amazing group of players all celebrating the New Orleans Piano tradition and benefitting WWOZ. Check out this slide show from last evening's performances. Here are a couple of shots to whet the appeti... Read more

Piano Night Is Happening!

Mon, 04/29/13
Authored by David Stafford
  Marco Benevento: Keiko Komaki: Read more

Piano Night Is Tonight!

Mon, 04/29/13
Authored by David Stafford
Piano Night 2013 happens tonight!  Get your tix here. Piano Night Line Up 2013: Keiko Komaki, Tom McDermott, Bob Malone, Marco Benevento, Ike Stubblefield, Terrance Simien Trio featuring Danny Williams, Liz McComb, Paul Longstreth, Bob Andrews, Joe Krown, Marcia  Ball, Carol... Read more

Native American Street Art Pop Up

Sun, 04/28/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
In the midst of the Cultural Exchange Pavillion a temporary wall was constructed and painted white as the giant canvas for Thomas "Breeze" Marcus and Douglas Miles - Native American street artists from Phoenix, AZ. These artists will be at the fest both weekends, working ... Read more

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