WWOZ will broadcast a performance by John Ellis and Double Wide live from Blue Nile on Saturday April 3.
The North Carolina native saxophonist’s first stint in New Orleans included gigs with Ellis Marsalis and Walter Payton — and that was before he moved to New York City and graduated from the New School’s jazz program. He spent 6 years as a member of guitarist Charlie Hunter’s group before forming his own band, Double Wide, around New Orleans sousaphonist Matt Perrine.
In the past year, Ellis has accompanied musicians ranging from Sting and Mos Def to Cuban drummer Ignacio Berroa and John Patitucci. In 2009 he also debuted “The Ice Siren,” an hour-long through-composed narrative composition for string quartet, tuba, percussion, guitar, vibes, winds and singers.
Double Wide’s latest album, Puppet Mischief, features Ellis on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet, Jason Marsalis on drums, Matt Perrine on sousaphone and Brian Coogan on organ.
Sousaphonist Kirk Joseph leads his latest band, Funkifryed, in a live performance at WWOZ's studio on Monday, March 29, during the New Orleans Music Show with Murf Reeves. Kirk was one of the founding members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band in 1977, and he has been a member of the Treme Brass Band and Forgotten Souls Brass Band.
Tune in at 12:30 p.m. to catch this special in-studio performance!
Join us as WWOZ presents the Smoke-Free Live Broadcast Series sponsored by LetsBeTotallyClear.Org from the Mother-In-Law Lounge on Thursday, March 25 at 8 p.m.
This will be a special event celebrating Ernie and Antoinette K-Doe! The musical lineup will be nothing short of mind blowing, straight-up N'awlins with performances by The Tin Men and the New Orleans Nightcrawlers!
The Mother-In-Law Lounge is located at 1500 North Claiborne Avenue.
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).