Tabla master Badal Roy has been involved in the American jazz scene since he arrived in the late 1960s. He played and recorded with Miles Davis and John McLaughlin, as well as with other stars from Herbie Mann and Herbie Hancock to Ornette Coleman and Yoko Ono, helping create the long-lasting fusion of Indian music and progressive jazz.
Don't miss this live broadcast of Badal Roy's group from Snug Harbor. The band will include Kenny Wessell (guitar), James Singleton (bass) and Tim Green (saxophone).
Grammy-nominated guitarist and Louisiana Wetlands activist Tab Benoit has become one of the premiere roots guitarists and songwriters of Louisiana culture. Tab performs 250 nights a year, paying his dues as a road troubadour at large festivals and in small towns across North America.
Growing up in Houma, LA, Tab developed a 70's rock 'n roll syle that naturally progressed into the Cajun rock 'n blues he now plays.
Tab will be coming into WWOZ's studios to perform live on the air during our Spring 2010 Membership Drive. Hosted by George Ingmire.
Bassist Roland Guerin has performed with such greats as George Benson, Jimmy Scott, Frank Morgan, Vernel Fournier, and Gerry Mulligan and has recorded with other artists including Ellis Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, and Allen Toussaint.
Guerin writes music for genres spanning pop, gospel, rock, R&B, classical, folk, and country. He made his debut as a bandleader in 1998, collaborating with trumpeter Nicholas Payton, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Peter Martin, and drummer Donald Edwards. Guerin also plays with local favorites Herlin Riley, Dr. Michael White, Germaine Bazzle, Shannon Powell, and Leah Chase.
WWOZ is honored to have such a fine musician support us with a live performance during our Spring 2010 Membership Drive. Hosted by T.R. Johnson.