On Thursday, March 31, it's the latest edition of Cuttin' Class. WWOZ will air a performance by students from the Einstein Charter Middle School under the direction of the legendary Herman Jones and his student teacher, Doyle Cooper.
On Wednesday, March 23, we're broadcasting live from Lafayette Square with performances from Anders Osborne and Colin Lake. This show is part of YLC's annual spring concert series, Wednesday at the Square. Each show is free to attend and runs from 5-8pm. Sales from food and drink go to benefit the Young Leadership Council, a civic organization created to develop leadership through community service projects.
Since his recording debut in 1989, Anders Osborne has written virtually all of his own material and contributed memorable songs to a wide variety of artists. Two tunes co-written by Osborne appear on Keb Mo’s Grammy-winning 1999 release Slow Down. Country superstar Tim McGraw scored a #1 hit with Anders’ song Watch The Wind Blow By. Osborne’s compositions have been covered by artists as diverse as Brad Paisley, Tab Benoit, Jonny Lang and Kim Carnes. His songs have appeared in multiple feature films. He can also be seen performing in an episode of HBO’s New Orleans-based drama, Treme. New Orleans' Gambit Weekly recently honored Anders Osborne as the Entertainer Of The Year. OffBeat named him the Crescent City’s Best Guitarist for the third year in a row, and the Best Songwriter for the second straight year. Osborne also won Song Of The Year for his composition, Louisiana Gold.
The satisfying blues/roots/soul sound of Colin Lake shines through on his latest album, One Thing That's For Sure. Seven years ago while visiting New Orleans in the springtime, Seattle native Colin Lake met his future wife in the airport. Overwhelmed by the gravity that seemed to be drawing him to the city, Lake moved to town less than a year later and his passion and innate feel for roots music would find fertile ground from which to spring. While his powerful vocal style and soulful touch on the guitar and lap steel owe heavily to countless blues greats, it’s Lake’s knack for song craft that sets him apart.
On Thursday, March 10, it's the latest edition of Cuttin' Class. WWOZ will air a performance by 10 students from the Martin Luther King Charter School Brass Band under the direction of Charles Brooks.
WWOZ will live broadcast from YLC's Wednesday at the Square on March 2. Royal Teeth and Naughty Professor perform at the 2016 premiere of this annual 12-week spring concert series.
Each show is free to attend and runs from 5-8pm. Sales from food and drink go to benefit the Young Leadership Council, a civic organization created to develop leadership through community service projects.
Royal Teeth is an American indie pop band from Lafayette, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, formed in 2010. The group consists of singer and guitarist Gary Larsen, singer Nora Patterson, guitarist Thomas Onebane, bassist Joshua Wells, and drummer Josh Hefner. They released their debut EP Act Naturally in 2011 and debut LP "Glow" in 2013. Their first major label album will be released later this year after the group signed with Elektra Records last April.
Naughty Professor is a high energy funk/soul sextet that takes influences from New Orleans' party culture and jazz traditions. Their live performances weave complex compositions together with loose individual improvisation.
WWOZ and Snug Harbor bring you a live broadcast of NOLATET on Sunday, February 28 at 8p. The evening of jazz will include the talents of Jim Singleton, Johnny Vidacovich, Mike Dillon and Brian Haas celebrating the release of their first album Dogs, out February 26 on Royal Potato Family. There will be a second show (not broadcast) at 10p.
Vidacovich (drums) and Singleton (upright bass) have performed together since 1977. Dillon (vibes and percussion) and Haas (piano) have been sharing co-bills and sitting in with each other's bands on the same touring circuit for over 20 years. “When music is truly happening, it leads the way,” Haas said in a statement. “When music is kinetic and meaningful, it sets its own agenda. When music is meant to be played, the music itself will find a way. This is how the Nolatet came into being. After so many incredible nights of collaborating over the years, which led to a deep, enduring friendship, the music simply demanded it.”
This Snug Harbor appearance is also the launch of Nolatet's national spring tour, which takes them through the east and west coasts, plus dates in North Carolina and Atlanta.