WWOZ will broadcast multi-instrumentalist Rex Gregory live from the Blue Nile's Balcony Room on August 17. The band features Ashlin Parker, Austin Johnson, Peter Harris, and Simon Lott. The concert is part of the Open Ears Music Series, curated by Jeff Albert and dedicated to bringing creative music to popular venues.
While Rex is a staple in the New Orleans jazz community, playing saxophone with acts like Jesse McBride's Next Generation band, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and many others, he also plays keyboards and composes for the rock band Bionica.
The Satchmo SummerFest celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, running from August 5-8. This tribute to native New Orleanian Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong was an absolute blast with tons of music, food, and art. We hope you enjoyed our live broadcasts... Check out our complete Satchmo SummerFest photo gallery!
(Photos by Richie Drouant, Hunter King, Todd Geasland, and Geoff Samuels.)
On Saturday, August 7, at 9:00 p.m. WWOZ will broadcast "A Satchmo Songbook" live from the Palm Court Jazz Café in New Orleans. The band, led by Lars Edegran, consists of Wendell Brunious (trumpet), Topsy Chapman (vocals), Jesse Boyd (bass), Tom Fischer (clarinet, sax), Shannon Powell (drums) & Craig Klein (trombone). They'll be playing the music of Louis Armstrong in honor of the 10th Annual Satchmo SummerFest.
Don't miss this amazing all-star band performing the music that makes New Orleans so unique and vital to the global musical landscape!
UPDATE: Please note, this live broadcast has been cancelled, but the show will still go on at Le Bon Temps Roule. The broadcast will be rescheduled — stay tuned for details.
WWOZ will broadcast one of the Crescent City's hottest bands, Groovesect, live from Le Bon Temps Roulé in the Uptown section of New Orleans. The band blends funk, rock, and jazz for a high-powered show thanks to its stellar musicians: Danny Abel (guitar), Nick Krawitz (keyboards), Tommy Sciple (bass), Colin Davis (drums), Khris Royal (saxophone), and Alfred "Uganda" Roberts (percussion).
The broadcast is sponsored by Lets Be Totally Clear, so the show will be totally smoke-free, providing a healthy environment for the musicians, staff and audience.