The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present its 4th Annual Jazz Journey Tribute to Martin Luther King on Friday, January 16.
In concert will be Grammy-nominated South African R&B and gospel artist Jonathan Butler.
Also performing for Jazz Journey are The Nu Legends with New Orleans' own Nicholas Payton, Herlin Riley, Max Moran, David Torkanowsky and Donald Harrison.
Jazz Journey will be carried on Wwoz 90.7 FM and on the internet at wwoz.org, live from the Dillard University Memorial Chapel beginning at 7:15.
Several speakers will deliver comments on Dr. King's legacy in the context of current events.
6:00p: Doors open
6:30p: Martin Luther King Tribute program with speakers
7:30p: Dillard University Choir performs
7:45p: The Nu Legends perform
9:00p: Jonathan Butler performs
Join us for five nights of international jazz on WWOZ, when we broadcast live from Danilo Perez's Jazz Club at the American Trade Hotel Panama, January 12-16th as part of the 2015 Panama Jazz Festival.
Monday, January 12 - 10pm Central Time
Tuesday, January 13- 10pm Central Time
Wednesday January 14 - 10pm Central Time
Thursday January 15 - 10pm Central Time
Friday January 16 - 10pm Central Time
On Thursday, December 11, students from the Dolores T. Aaron Academy Drumline will take to the air waves at WWOZ in the most recent edition of Cuttin' Class. Cuttin' Class showcases NOLa's newest crop of young musicians in a series of live in-studio performances by middle and high school age students from the Greater New Orleans area.
On November 16, Irvin Mayfield will host a concert titled "From the Bayou to the Bay" for one night only at Cal Performances’ Zellerbach Hall at the University of California, Berkeley.
The performance will feature a special presentation of NOJO favorites and New Orleans classics performed by Mayfield, the NOJO Big Band and special guests.
The concert will begin at 7p PST (9p CST) and will be broadcast live on WWOZ.
We're also hosting a party on November 14 across the Bay at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco. Click here to find out all about it.
Thanks to our friends at PreSonus Audio Electronics for lending us some equipment and helping make this broadcast possible
We will be witnessing history to see Herbie Hancock receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Quincy Jones, with special guest Bruce Willis. Herbie himself will make an all-star tribute to our beloved trumpeter Clark Terry. Appearances by Questlove and Verdine White.10-time GRAMMY winner Chaka Khan will pay homage to Maurice White (of Earth, Wind and Fire).As always, we will have seat-rocking talent from young gems like the soon-to-be-famous Cuban sensation Jorge Luis Pacheco and 13-year-old piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker, plus veterans like Jimmy Heath, Albert 'Tootie' Heath, Wallace Roney, Buster Williams, Billy Hart, Steve Jordan and "The Soul of America" Charles Bradley, not to mention the wonderful surprises to be announced as we get closer to “Showtime!”