Musicians and fans around the world flock to hear the smooth stylings of this R&B and Jazz vocalist. Martin has collaborated with the likes of Ellis Marsalis, Walter Payton, Phillip Manuel, Deacon John and The Ivories, and many others. She will be coming into the station to perform live in support of our Fall Membership Drive. Hosted by TR Johnson.
Seva Venet plays New Orleans jazz on the National steel guitar. Seva nad his band takes his music seriously and is committed to New Orleans and the New Orleans musical tradition. His trio will bring their traditional sound to the WWOZ studio to show their support for the Fall 2009 Membership Drive. hosted by Tom Morgan.
Jesse McBride can humbly note his regular performances in New Orleans jazz clubs like Snug Harbor, The Funky Butt, and Sweet Lorraines. From straight-ahead to contemporary jazz, funk, and R&B, Jesse continues to bridge gaps the styles and generations.
The Next Generation (begun by Harold Battiste) has been compared to Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in New Orleans. The focus of the music is the 2nd 50 years of New Orleans Jazz. Jesse has since taken over the direction of The Next Generation with new young talent in New Orleans.