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Dance How You Wanna!

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
Dance, baby, dance! This is Jamal, an NoLa native who dances his heart out. Here he is rockin' out to Papa Grows Funk. The sound quality is not of typical WWOZ caliber, but Jamal's moves will make you smile! (Yes, this man can do the splits!)   Read more

The 'Heartbeat of the Brass Band'

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
"We're like a bunch of metal kites up here!" Dirty Dozen Brass Band member Kirk Joseph and his gang, Tuba Tuba, withstand the wind at Jazz Fest in his extraordinary seven piece ensemble of sousaphones and tubas. With a collaboration of some of the best brass players in town... Read more

Pura Fe on the Allison Miner Stage

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
Pura Fe is a contemporary Native American musician whose music is impossible to categorize. "People don't know how to market me," Pura told Karen Cristian today on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, "they have a hard time putting me in the box, but they decided on Blue... Read more

One Love, One String

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
You've probably heard of a one man band, but have you heard of a one string band? Jamaica's own Brushy One String performs original songs on one guitar string about love, community, and... chickens. If you missed the One String Wonder today you can catch Brushy at Jazz Fest... Read more

Food of the Day: Crawfish Monica

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day today:  Crawfish Monica Probably the most-lauded of all Jazz Fest Foods was named for inventor Pierre Hilzim's wife, Monica Davidson. Fun fact: three U.S. presidents (Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama) and one pope (John Paul II) have enjoyed... Read more

Dancing at Fais Do Do

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
The Zydeco dancers at Fais Do Do stage are one Jazz Fest guarantee. Rain or shine, there is always a lively crew kicking up their heels up front, bouncing, spinning and dipping to the Cajun beats.   Read more

Jazz & Heritage Center Building Named in Honor of George and Joyce Wein

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by David Stafford
Earlier this morning, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation named the Jazz & Heritage Center building (pictured above and located at 1225 N. Rampart Street) in honor of George and Joyce Wein. From the Foundation's press release: "It was George Wein – foun... Read more

Today at Jazz Fest: Friday, May 3

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here are a few things of note happening today at Jazz Fest: Pura Fé Interview, 2:00 - 2:45 on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, inside the Grandstand. Irma Thomas' Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, 4:40-5:40 in the Gospel Tent. Parades 12:00 New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Rhy... Read more

Lena Prima's That Sounds Good! Cooking Demo

Thu, 05/02/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
Lena Prima dazzled the Food Heritage stage in the Grandstand today as she prepared her own meatball recipe for crowd. Lena - the daughter of New Orleans' legendary jazz singer Loius Prima - donated this recipe to WWOZ's cookbook That Sounds Good!  Last night she prepared... Read more

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

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