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Reflections on The Detroit Jazz Festival

Sun, 09/13/09
Authored by Charles Burchell
Last week I had a "killing two birds with one stone" trip. I got a chance to visit with one of my oldest friends, Leon Anderson and his family, in Detroit, Michigan. And I also got the advantage of attending all four days of the Detroit Jazz Festival. Unlike our very famous... Read more

You Lie!

Sat, 09/12/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Another not-so-special show by Jamie using topical sound clips and music about "lying" to prove ... Well wait, this requires some background before the blockbuster news story of the year: During the last week's joint session of Congress, Congressman Joe Wilson heckled Pre... Read more

"Open Ears"

Fri, 09/11/09
Authored by George Ingmire
On this show, we explore the musical ties between New Orleans, Chicago and Brazil – by way of musicians Ray Moore and Jeff Albert. We also visit a weekly music series that takes place down on Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Culinary Crossr... Read more

'OZ Magic Moment from Murf Reeves

Tue, 09/08/09


Tue, 09/08/09
Tune in Wednesday night September 9th (09-09-09) for a special "Number 9" show celebrating the number nine. Join us at a special time of 9:00 p.m. as we play music with a NINE association. We may even spin some backwards. Does this make it a 6 association????????? We will... Read more

Yeah, You Right: Shamarr Allen

Tue, 09/08/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
This week's guest on "Yeah, You Right!" is trumpeter Shamarr Allen, whose resume includes stints with Galactic, touring with Willie Nelson, and relentless sonic innovation with his band The Underdawgs. Whether he's playing jazz, funk, country, or rock 'n roll, Shamarr is one o... Read more

HUH!!! Shout it loud - HUH!

Tue, 09/08/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
It started with that HUH! that was worked your core better than Pilates. It was the key ingredient in mambo music and the mambo was so popular that it worked itself into every musical style imaginable. R&B, blues, jazz and yep plenty of New Orleans music including the cla... Read more

"Something You Got"

Fri, 09/04/09
Authored by George Ingmire
On this show, we meet up with two musicians, John Rankin and Bob Andrews, who live in New Orleans. One grew up in the city from an early age, the other moved there after a fairly successful musical career in England. They both express an unending love for New Orleans music ... Read more

"Sassy Blue"

Fri, 08/28/09
Authored by George Ingmire
We get down low with Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, followed by Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys. This week’s segment of Culinary Crossroads features the Louisiana Crab Melt, a dish that blends local seafood with Italian bread and cheese. We'll also preview the mont... Read more

Yeah, You Right: Jesse Boyd

Thu, 08/27/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
This week we tracked down bassist Jesse Boyd between gigs with Charmaine Neville, Bob French, and his own band, and put him on the hot seat. The versatile virtuoso also recently celebrated the release of his new CD, True Stories, which has flavors of modern jazz and film scores. Read more

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