Bob French hosted an all-star jam live in WWOZ's performance studio on Tuesday, December 22 during Mr. French's Traditional Classic Jazz Show to celebrate the birthday of legendary New Orleans musician, composer, and arranger Dave Bartholomew. We hope you enjoyed the live broadcast as much as we did — and check out the slideshow above to see the musicians themselves digging it!
The band featured David Torkanowsky (piano), Bunchee Johnson (drums), and Charles Moore (bass). They played plenty of classic tunes, and Bob managed to get some great stories out of Mr. Bartholomew.
Thanks to our engineers, staff and volunteers for putting on such a good show!
Read more about Dave Bartholomew on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website.Happy 89th birthday to Dave Bartholomew!
This live broadcast is the first in a series of non-smoking shows presented by WWOZ and The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living.
Papa Grows Funk's all-star lineup features New Orleans' finest musicians and funkiest characters, all of whom have deep roots in New Orleans music. Accompanying the slinky Hammond B3 grooves of band leader John Gros (George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners) is internationally renowned June Yamagishi (Wild Magnolias) on guitar, Marc Pero (Smilin’ Myron) on bass, Jason Mingledorff (Galactic) on saxophone and Jeffery “Jellybean” Alexander (Jon Cleary) on drums. Influenced by Dr. John, the Meters and the Neville Brothers, Papa Grows Funk are the guardians of New Orleans funk.
The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living supports creating healthier environments for you and some of your favorite people: the ones who make the music and the drinks.
For more information about smoke-free music venues in Louisiana, visit www.letsbetotallyclear.org.
WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the 2009 Fiesta Latina in Zephyr Field on Saturday, November 21.
Fiesta Latina is a celebration of Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean, and their influences on the music, food and culture of New Orleans.
For more information and the complete musical lineup, please visit the Fiesta Latina web site.
|1:45 -2:45||Fredy Omar||Fiesta|
|3:00-3:50||Patrice Fisher & ARPA||Balla|
Can't Make It To Voodoo? Tune In to WWOZ! We'll be broadcasting live from the the SoCo/WWOZ Stage at the 2009 Voodoo Experience in New Orleans' City Park this Halloween Weekend. Tune into 90.7 FM in New Orleans, listen online at WWOZ.org, or stream us straight to your iPhone using our new WWOZ iPhone App.
See the complete schedule below, and check back often for changes and additions. (All times are U.S. Central.)
|Friday, October 30|
|12:15||Papa Grows Funk|
|2:00-4:00||Blues and R&B with the Problem Child|
|Saturday, October 31|
|5:00||Big Sam's Funky Nation|
|6:30||Rebroadcast of Papa Grows Funk|
|8:15||George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic|
|Sunday, November 1|
|2:00||Rebroadcast of Papa Grows Funk|
|5:30||Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue|
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
|11:30 - 12:30||Brother Tyrone|
|12:30 - 1:15||J.D. Hill & Jammers|
|1:15 - 2:15||Luther Kent|
|2:15 - 3:15||Amedee Frederick|
|3:15 - 4:15||Guitar Shorty|
|4:15 - 5:15||PLAYBACK of Paula and the Pontiacs|
|5:15 - 6:15|| Sonny Landreth
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
|11:30 - 12:30||Ernie Vincent|
|12:30 - 1:15||Andrew Duhon|
|1:15 - 2:15||Cyril Neville|
|2:15 - 2:45||Chris Smither|
|3:00 - 4:00||Irma Thomas|
|4:00 - 5:30||T-Model Ford|
|5:30 - 6:30||Bobby Rush|