WWOZ will be broadcasting live on Saturday and Sunday from the seventh annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. The fest celebrates Southern soul with the best in local and international blues and R&B talent, plus the greatest assemblage of home-style barbecue to be found in New Orleans. Admission is free!
WWOZ will be broadcasting this incredible night of music live from Carnegie Hall in New York City on Monday, October 8th at 7pm CDT. You can join the celebration by tuning in to 90.7 FM or streaming the concert on WWOZ.org. Joined by Aaron Neville, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Branford Marsalis, Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams, Sphinx Virtuosi and hosted by Soledad O'Brien, don't miss out as Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra wow the Big Apple with the sounds of New Orleans!
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2002 by Irivin Mayfield when he realized that New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, did not have an istitution dedicated to the business of its musical legacy. NOJO was created as a vehicle preserve and strengthen the jazz industry in New Orleans as well as to
Over the past 10 years NOJO has headlined performances at major venues around the country, inaugurated New Orleans' first ticketed jazz concert series, established educational programs for young musicians in conjunction with the University of New Orleans, and certainly not to be forgotton: NOJO's last album "BOOK ONE" earned a 2010 Grammy Award for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble."
If you will be in New York for the event and would like to attend the show, tickets can be purchased directly from Carnegie Hall.
10:30 am to 7:30 pm each day
Rosie Ledet. By Leon Morris
With two stages, a huge crafts fair and great food, the Cajun-Zydeco Fest is a dance-happy celebration of the rockin' music of southwest Louisiana. With misters, crafts, musicians young and old, and now an interview stage inside the U.S. Mint, it will be Zydeco-tastic experience!
WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the event!
|3:15 – 4:45||Rosie Ledet & The Playboys|
|5:15 – 6:45||Lost Bayou Ramblers|
|1:00 – 2:30||Dwayne Dopsie and Zydeco Hellraisers|
|3:15 – 4:45||D.L. Menard with the Jambalaya Cajun Band|
Check out the Creole Tomato Festival, the Cajun-Zydeco Festival's sister festival!
Fredy Omar Con Su Banda will be performing at Bay Bridgefest 2012. Photo by Hunter King
|4:00 - 5:15||Roddie Romero & Hub City All Stars|
|5:45 - 7:00||Fredy Omar con su Banda|
Come on out to Bay St. Louis with WWOZ to enjoy a day of beach fun at Bay Bridgefest! If you can't make it out, we'll be broadcasting live from the festival, so get on out or tune on in!
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the incomparable Patti Austin in an intimate evening of song on Friday, May 18, in the Lupin Theater at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. All proceeds benefit the Heritage School of Music.
A Grammy Award winner, Patti made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington have proclaimed themselves as her godparents.
Fifty-three years after getting her first record contract, Patti Austin was awarded her first Grammy, winning Best Jazz Vocal Album for Avant Gershwin at the 50th annual Grammy Awards. The award came for her ninth nomination in that category.
A small number of "Gold Circle" seats are available, which come with a champagne reception with the artist following the performance.
Order tickets online here.
The live radio/stream broadcast will start at 8:45pm CDT.