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An immensely talented jazz and New Orleans drummer returns to WWOZ, Friday, February 11, at 8:30 a.m.

Tue, 02/08/11
Authored by Raymond Kent
The great jazz and second line drummer Herlin Riley, veteran of dozens of recordings playing with the greats, from Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis to the present-day Kermit Ruffins and more, and rhythm maker for countless live bands including his own, comes to visit me, Ray... Read more

"Valentine's Special"

Tue, 02/08/11
Authored by George Ingmire
This show is dedicated to lovebirds that like to dance, sweethearts with a sweet tooth, and those who’ve simply been struck by Cupid’s arrow. On the musical front, Walter "Wolfman" Washington stands accused of loving too much, Russell Batiste battles the green-eyed monster ... Read more

"The Promised Land"

Mon, 02/07/11
Authored by George Ingmire
Where did John Harris of Lilette get his lighter touch in cooking?  When did Tee Eva graduate from making mud pies in the backyard to baking cakes in kitchen? And what is the tamale recipe that Holly Hawthorne got from her great grandfather? You’ll hear this and four sets o... Read more

Big D, checking in from the IBC in Memphis

Fri, 02/04/11
Authored by Big D
After two nights of competition here in Memphis, we moove to the semiFinal round tonight. The level of competition is very high with over 200 acts here fro all over the world. New Oleans own Big Daddy O' has advanced to the next round. From tonight's performances will be pi... Read more

Sound Clash Round 3

Mon, 01/31/11
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
The first two rounds were a draw, so Brice Nice and Alski will spar once again, alternating musical selections. Only rule is staying in the groove. Friday, February 4th, 10 P.M. Read more

Youngblood Got Heart: Alvin Youngblood Hart's Back in Town and Coming to the Blues Breakdown

Thu, 01/27/11
I had written a long entry all about AYH and the show at the Maple Leaf uptown when he joined Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition in the second set and they rocked the doors off the place 'til it sounded like a Mississippi Jukejoint, or a Country Church..but the site cra... Read more

King Britt returns to the Kitchen Sink Wednesday January 26 at 11:00 P.M.

Mon, 01/24/11
Join us on the Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 Show Wednesday January 26th at 11 o'clock for our very special guest King Britt.In 2005, Philadelphia-based DJ and Producer King Britt released a sonic re-interpretation of the 1968 recordings of Sister Gertrude Morgan. Remastered just t... Read more

Magic Moment from David Torkanowsky

Mon, 01/24/11
Magic Moment from David Torkanowsky Read more

"Fantastic Mr. Funk"

Mon, 01/24/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s show, we bring it back-a-town with Grammy nominee Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, followed by the seriously funkilicious sounds of Big Sam’s Funky Nation. With the Jazz Fest lineup out, it’s never too early to figure out what you want to eat at the Fest, so w... Read more

Return engagement, January 28, 2010, 8 a.m. Lagniappe live!

Sat, 01/22/11
Authored by Raymond Kent
Chet Overall said they had a blast the first time they played live on my show, so we decided to do it again. The Lagniappe Brass Band, a new B.B. that does some very tight ensemble playing, will once again entertain, fun and good music this coming Friday morning, 8 o'clock... Read more

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