WWOZ will broadcast the Glen David Andrews Band with special guest fiddler Amanda Shaw live from d.b.a. on Frenchmen Street beginning at 9 p.m. on Monday, June 28. Tune in to catch Glen David's high-energy trombone style and vocals combined with a killer band consisting of some of New Orleans' best instrumentalists!
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. The WWOZ Outreach Krewe will be there signing up new/renewing members and chatting with folks about the station.
Glen David Andrews comes from one of the most respected musical families in the Crescent City. Among his close kin are James Andrews, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Revert "Peanut" Andrews, and Glen Andrews, all of whom made their names in the New Orleans brass band tradition. Whether he's performing on his own gig on Frenchmen Street, at major events like Jazz Fest, or simply sitting in with heavyweights around town, Glen David Andrews is a force to be reckoned with on both trombone and the microphone.
The 2010 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation in partnership with The French Market's Creole Tomato Festival and the Louisiana Seafood Festival, lands in New Orleans at the Old U.S. Mint on June 11-13.
This year's music headliner is 2010 Grammy Winner Buckwheat Zydeco, and there'll be two stages featuring performances by: Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Les Freres Michot, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Bruce Daigrepont, Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers and many more.
WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the event — stay tuned to this page for updates, and rendez-vous with us on air or online for this signature Louisiana event!
Sunday, June 13
10:45 a.m. Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe
1:00 p.m. Lil' Malcolm & the House Rockers
3:15 p.m. Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band
5:30 p.m. Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
On Saturday, June 12, WWOZ will be at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium to broadcast an all-day jazz extravaganza live. At 3:30 p.m. the Claudio Roditi Quartet & the Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band will perform, and at 8:00 p.m. the Roy Hargrove Big Band will play a concert with special guest Roberta Gambarini. More info and tickets for both concerts are available at DCjazzfest.org.
The 'OZ Outreach Krewe will be on hand so you can renew your membership, ask questions about WWOZ or pick up a program schedule!
WWOZ will broadcast one of the hottest double-bills in New Orleans, Galactic and the Soul Rebels Brass Band live from Lafayette Square, presented by the Young Leadership Council as part of the YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series.
This five-man group is a quintessential modern-day New Orleans band -- and one of the funkiest outfits in the known universe. Consisting of drummer Stanton Moore, bassist Robert Mercurio, saxophonist/harmonica player Ben Ellman, keyboardist Richard Vogel, and guitarist Jeff Raines, Galactic was originally formed in 1994 as an octet (under the name Galactic Prophylactic). The band has shared the stage with acts including Live, Counting Crows, Allman Brothers, The Roots, Widespread Panic, B.B. King and Jurassic 5, to name just a few.
Blending the sounds of New Orleans brass bands, Mardi Gras funk, soft rock, reggae and hip-hop, this eight-piece ensemble has become one of the hottest dance bands in the Crescent City. The Soul Rebels began their professional debut with the Neville Brothers in New Orleans at Tipitina's. The Soul Rebels rocked so hard and so strong they continued opening for the Neville Brothers and beyond. The band's hard funk groove has landed them gigs as an opening act for: Bootsy Collins, A Tribe Called Quest, Better than Ezra, Counting Crows, The Fugees, Digital Underground, The Roots, Brand New Heavies, The Gap Band and Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, among many others.
The 5th annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is on Friday, May 21, through Sunday, May 23, on the banks of Bayou St. John in New Orleans. Founded after Hurricane Katrina to restore the social fabric of Mid-City, this free music festival raises funds for charities supported by the Mothership Foundation.
This year's headliners include Bill Summers & Jazalsa, Benny Turner & Real Blues (a tribute to Marva Wright), Walter "Wolfman" Washington, and BeauSoleil with Tab Benoit, and there'll be plenty of hand-crafted art and delicious food. Check out the complete performance schedule!
WWOZ will broadcast live from Bayou Boogaloo — stay tuned to this page for details!
*times subject to change without notice