Dr. Lonnie Smith, a legend of the Hammond B-3 organ, will perform in a Jazz Journey Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Contemporary Arts Center. The amazing Herlin Riley will be on drums along with guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg.
The concert starts at 7 p.m. Order tickets online here.
This Jazz Journey concert is presented by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and the Contemporary Arts Center, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Arts Council of New Orleans.
Born in Lackawanna, NY, Lonnie Smith started as a singer in 1950s vocal ensembles. He moved to New York City where, in 1966, he began a fruitful collaboration with guitarist George Benson. Smith recorded the first of his more than 30 albums as a leader in 1967. Many jazz greats have accompanied him live and on records, including Lee Morgan, David "Fathead" Newman, King Curtis, Terry Bradds, Blue Mitchell and Joe Lovano.
Throughout the week WWOZ is bringing you previews of some of our favorite musicians performing this year at Satchmo SummerFest, along with some great interviews with featured speakers from the event. Check out the schedule!
Friday, August 5th at 10:00am:
Colloquium Presenter and Author; and
French Quarter Fest Director
Colloquium Presenter & Biographer
Tuesday, July 26th at 11:30am:
Performing at Coronet Chop Suey Stage on Sunday, August 7th at 1:30pm
Wednesday July 27th at 10:00am:
Performing at Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage on Saturday, August 6th at 12:00pm
Thursday, July 28th at 12:00pm:
Performing at Coronet Chop Suey Stage on Saturday, August 6th at 5:15pm
Friday, July 29th at 11:30am:
Performing at Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage, Sunday, August 7th at 2:30pm
WWOZ will be broadcasting Ken Vandermark and Tim Daisy live from the Balcony of the Blue Nile as part of this Open Ears Music Series performance, which focuses on improvisational jazz. Tune in at 90.7 fm or online!
Check back tonight at 9:00pm central time for a live audio broadcast of this event. Sorry, there will be no video broadcast.
The Marc Stone Band, featuring WWOZ's own show host, Marc Stone, will be broadcast live from Carrollton Station on WWOZ 90.7 fm and online at wwoz.org. They will be playing along with the Hell Bent Horns and special guests Kirk Joseph and Amanda Walker.
The show begins at 8pm, with the live broadcast starting at 9pm.
Eliza, our Outreach Coordinator will be tabling at the event; the first 5 new or renewing members receive a free 'OZ koozie!
Let's Be Totally Clear is an initiative of The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living to give musicians, service industry and casino workers a safe and healthy environment to work in. Let's Be Totally Clear sponsors smoke-free music broadcasts with WWOZ to promote their cause.
'OZ will be heading back to Washington, D.C. for our second year at the DC Jazz Festival, where we will be broadcasting live on June 11 and 12.
Saturday, June 11 at 6:30 (CST)
Bobby McFerrin with the Howard University AfroBlue Choir, the Warner Theater
Sunday, June 12 at 2:30 (CST)
Frederic Yonnet & Friends, Jazz On The Mall, Sylvain Amphitheater
Roy Hargrove & RH Factor, Jazz On The Mall, Sylvain Amphitheater
With more than 100 performances in dozens of venues across the city, the DC Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in Washington, D.C. and one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in the nation. The Festival presents year-round music education programs and concerts for DC students and residents by local, national and internationally-known talent at venues across D.C., promotes music integration in school curricula, and supports outreach to expand and diversify the audience of jazz enthusiasts.