NOCCA-trained modern jazz act Bridge Trio plays opens tonight (June 12) for Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet at 92Y Tribeca in downtown New York City, part of the WBGO concert series The Checkout: Live.
WWOZ will carry a live feed from NPR Music tonight from 7-8pm CDT.
Which is to say, we'll be airing only the Bridge Trio's set.
11:30 am to 7:00 pm both days
The seventh annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival is New Orleans' premier showcase for the two-stepping dance music of the Bayou State.
As in years past, the festival will take place on two stages at the Old U.S. Mint - one on the lawn on the Barracks Street side, and one out in the street on the Esplanade Avenue side of the building. And, one stage at the French Market's Creole Tomato Festival, which is just one block away, will feature Cajun and zydeco music.
Once again, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has assembled an all-star collection of the biggest and most popular Cajun and zydeco artists in Louisiana - Rosie Ledet, Beausoleil, Chubby Carrier, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and many more.
There will also be 10 purveyors of some of the best food to be found in south Louisiana, plus a large arts market with some 30 sellers of hand made art and crafts.
Get the full schedule for the festival.
WWOZ will be recording and rebroadcasting three of Sunday's acts:
1 pm -- Little Nathan and the Zydeco ChaChas (during the Zydeco show)
10 pm -- Dwayne Dopsie and Zydeco Hellraisers
11 pm -- Beausoleil
Want more? The Creole Tomato Festival runs concurrently at the French Market.
The Jazz Foundation of America presents its annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert to benefit our Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. This evening will raise money to assist countless elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis across the country, artists who have spent their lives making ours richer with their music.
Held at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, the concert brings together legends of the Music to say "thank you" for keeping the Musicians and the Music alive.
'OZ will be broadcasting from 7 - 9pm; check back for more details.
The lineup includes an unforgettable combination of jazz, blues, R&B and rock legends with Elvis Costello, Paul Shaffer (Late Show with David Letterman), Macy Gray, Sharon Jones, Long John Hunter, Jeffrey Wright - MC (Basquiat, Cadillac Records), Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Matthew Whitaker, Steven Bernstein (Musical Director) & the Kansas City Band: James Carter, Henry Butler, Don Byron, Curtis Fowlkes, Nicholas Payton, Jerry Dodgion, Art Baron, Craig Handy, Victor Lewis, Ray Anderson, David Gilmore and many more. Quincy Jones will also make a special appearance to pay homage to his mentor, legendary trumpeter Clark Terry who just turned 92, and to introduce a memorial musical tribute for his dear friend, Claude Nobs, the beloved Montreux Jazz Festival founder.including a special tribute to Clark Terry.
Broadcast runs from 7 - 9 pm.
Three days of Mid-City-ing!
For all our Mid-City buddies, and all of our friends who become Mid-Citizens during the weekend of Bayou Boogaloo, get on your dancing shoes!
'OZ will be live broadcasting from the Bayou Boogaloo on Saturday and Sunday, per the schedule below. See the complete music schedule here.
|12:15 – 1:30||Alexey Marti Septet|
|2:45 – 4:00||Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas|
|5:15 – 6:30||Debauche|
|12:10 - 1:10||Pine Leaf Boys|
|2:20 - 3:30||New Orleans Nightingales|
|4:40 - 5:50||Ironing Board Sam|
Piano Night is the flagship benefit event for WWOZ 90.7FM and has become a tradition among New Orleans music lovers and loyal fans all over the world. This one-of-a-kind benefit concert for WWOZ is held each year on the Monday night between the two New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends.