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.
The Bridge Trio at the Jazz & Heritage Center, Saturday, February 13. Two shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
WWOZ will live broadcast the 8 p.m. show. Hear it at 90.7 FM and wwoz.org/listen/player/
The Bridge Trio is a collaboration of three of New Orleans' hottest young jazz exports: pianist Conun Pappas, bassist Max Moran and drummer Joe Dyson. They first came together as a group at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) under the direction of their mentor and former teacher, the legendary clarinetist and jazz educator Alvin Batiste. They performed with Batiste as the Jazztronauts while still in high school and played with him on his last gig, at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. Together and separately, they have gone on to great acclaim in the jazz world, working with Donald Harrison, Jr., Christian Scott and many others.
The concert will consist of two, separately-ticketed shows, starting at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Mark your calendar! Tickets will become available at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. To reserve tickets, please use this link.
WWOZ will live broadcast the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's fifth annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jazz Tribute Concert from Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel on Friday, Jan. 15.
Admission is free, and no advance registration is required. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. following a brief program.
The concert, titled "Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement," features three outstanding performers: vocalists Mary Stallings and Charles Turner, and saxophonist Ernie Watts.
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