WWOZ Live Event Broadcasts

Terence Blanchard Group

DATE
Sun, May 6, 2012 8:00pm

Two shows at 8PM & 10PM.

ABOUT TERENCE BLANCHARD

Terence Blanchard is a three-time Grammy award winning trumpet player and composer. With more than 29 albums to his credit, he has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score masters of his generation, a member of a jazz legacy that has shaped the contours of modern jazz today.

As a film composer with more than 50 scores credited to his name, Blanchard has received a Golden Globe nomination for Spike Lee's 25th Hour (2003) and has also completed the score for Lee's Miracle at St. Anna (2008). His future projects include the score for George Lucas' "Red Tails" and Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" which he had already completed the score for and set for release in fall 2009.

LIVE BROADCAST INFO

Live broadcast will be for the 10pm set.

VENUE

Snug Harbor
Snug Harbor
626 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Ike Stubblefield, Terence Higgins, Grant Green Jr., Wycliffe Gordon with Pedrito Martinez Group

DATE
Fri, May 4, 2012 10:00pm

ABOUT IKE STUBBLEFIELD

Hammond B3 virtuoso Ike Stubblefield is a music industry legend. He cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Stevie Wonder and Rare Earth. He lent his soulful R&B style to Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters and George Benson, and helped create the classic B3 sound that others would imitate for generations to come. In 2010, he collaborated with Grammy-winning Atlanta soul man Cee Lo Green, recording organ and keyboards on 9 tracks.

ABOUT TERENCE HIGGINS

Terence Higgins, internationally known as drummer for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, is as well versed in the churning New Orleans funk style as any man can be. Born and raised in NOLA, Higgins has performed with everyone from Widespread Panic to Dr. John to Norah Jones, and has even gained his own set of peers in other drummers such as Brian Blade, Russell Batiste Jr., and Stanton Moore. Higgins appears on dozens of albums, but with his first CD his own ideas have become a force to be reckoned with.

ABOUT GRANT GREEN JR.

The son of infamous soul-jazz musician Grant Green, Green Jr. started a like-minded band in the 90's to carry on his father's legacy. The Japan-only Jungle Strut was met with critical favor, and he moved his act back to the States where he could finally record an album for the US. 

ABOUT WYCLIFFE GORDON

Wycliffe Gordon enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger, and educator, receiving high praise from audiences and critics alike. Gordon tours the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz for audiences ranging from heads of state to elementary school students. His trombone playing, hailed as "mixing powerful, intricate runs with sweet notes extended over clean melodies," has been universally hailed by jazz critics.

ABOUT PERDITO MARTINEZ GROUP

The Pedrito Martinez Group has its roots planted firmly in the Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition and in the bata rhythmsand vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. Ben Ratliff summed it up aptly for the New York Times (June 15, 2010) calling it, "complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk."

With its formation in the current lineup in 2008, the group has developed into an extraordinarily tight and creative unit. Members include percussionist, Jhair Sala, from Lima, Peru; electric bassist, Alvaro Benavides, from Caracas, Venezuela; and keyboard player/vocalist, Araicne Trujillo, from Havana, Cuba.

VENUE

Blue Nile
Blue Nile
532 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Ike Stubblefield
Ike Stubblefield
Terence Higgins
Terence Higgins
Grant Green Jr.
Grant Green Jr.
Wycliffe Gordan
Wycliffe Gordan
Pedrito Martinez Group
Pedrito Martinez Group

Jazz Fest 2012

DATE
Thu, May 3, 2012
through Sun, May 6, 2012

WWOZ will be out at Jazz Fest, broadcasting live! We'll be letting you do some Festing vicariously through us so keep your dial set on 90.7 fm (or wwoz.org!) throughout Jazz Fest! Stay tuned as we continue to update our list of performers!

Jazz Fest 2012 Live Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, May 3

Young Pinstripe Brass Band
Lionel Ferbos
Dukes of Dixieland
Slavic Soul Party
Regina Carter's "Reverse Thread"
Kid Chocolate

Friday, May 4

Mark Braud & The New Orleans Jazz Giants
Topsy Chapman & Soul Harmony
Wycliffe Gordon Quintet, "Hello Pops, A Tribute To Louis Armstrong"

Saturday, May 5

Riccardo Crespo & Sol Brasil
Bombino Of Niger

More musicians to be announced soon!

» More about Jazz Fest

VENUE

Fairgrounds Race Course
Fairgrounds Race Course
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119

LOCATION

Wycliffe Gordon
Wycliffe Gordon

International Jazz Day

DATE
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:00am

The inaugural International Jazz Day will be celebrated by millions worldwide on Monday, April 30, and will begin with an all-star sunrise concert at 7am in New Orleans’ Congo Square, the birthplace of jazz.

A number of jazz luminaries along with Hancock, including Terence Blanchard, Ellis Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Kermit Ruffins, Bill Summers, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Dr. Michael White, and Roland Guerin will play the concert April 30, which coincides with the last day of what has been celebrated as Jazz Appreciation Month in the U.S., and follows the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Hancock plans to perform his classic “Watermelon Man” with high school students. The concert will open with ritual drumming led by Luther Gray and conclude with a traditional second line with Treme Brass Band.

In partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the initiative aims to encourage and recognize jazz music as a universal language of freedom. All-star concerts will be held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris at the official kick-off on April 27, and begin in the United States at sunrise in New Orleans at Congo Square and conclude at sunset in New York City at the United Nations General Assembly Hall.

Stay tuned as we tell you more about the live broadcast of this event by WWOZ!

For more information about International Jazz Day, check out the UNESCO website.

VENUE

Congo Square
Congo Square
835 N. Rampart Street , Louis Armstrong Park
New Orleans, LA 70116

My Darlin' New Orleans Gala featuring Irma Thomas

DATE
Sat, Mar 31, 2012 7:00pm

HBO’s Treme, currently filming in New Orleans, will host the 3rd Annual “My Darlin’ New Orleans” Auction and Celebrity Gala benefiting Sweet Home New Orleans, The Roots of Music, and the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Assistance Foundation. Guests of this unique event will walk the red carpet and mingle with the cast and crew of Treme.

WWOZ will be broadcasting live New Orleans’ very own legendary Grammy Award winning blues singer Irma Thomas along with Little Freddie King, and Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns.
 
Guests will walk the red carpet and mingle with actors Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, Melissa Leo, Lucia Micarelli, Michiel Huisman, Chris Coy and crew, including David Simon and Eric Overmeyer and more while bidding on exclusive film, TV, and music memorabilia as well as items generously donated by HBO and local businesses. The auction will feature items from Treme, The Wire, and other HBO shows. A team of James Beard award winning and nominated guest chefs, Bayona’s Susan Spicer, Commander’s Palace’s Tory McPhail, and Domenica’s Alon Shaya, will be serving specialty dishes to guests as they sip on signature New Orleans cocktails.
 
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through http://mydarlinneworleans.eventbrite.com or by calling 504-421-4312.
 

WWOZ at My Darlin' New Orleans 2011

VENUE

Generations Hall
Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Dr.
New Orleans, LA
Irma Thomas at the 2012 Spring Drive. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee