The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present "Simply Red," a tribute to the legendary New Orleans saxophonist Alvin "Red" Tyler, at the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street in the Warehouse District.
The tribute will feature stories and music that made "Red" Tyler a New Orleans original. Scheduled to appear are Germaine Bazzle, Ed Perkins, Chris Severin, Steve Masakowski, Johnny Vidacovich, Roderick Paulin, Albert June Gardner, David Torkanowsky, Thaddeus Richard, Clyde Kerr Jr., and more. Further information is available at (504) 558-6100 or at jazzandheritage.org.
SUNDAY, MAY 3
|11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||June Gardner & the Fellas (recorded April 24)||Economy Hall Tent
|12:20 - 1:10 p.m.||Lil' Buck Sinegal Blues Band (recorded April 25)||Blues Tent|
|1:25 - 2:15 p.m.||New Birth Brass Band (recorded April 30)||Congo Square Stage|
|2:20 - 3:35 p.m.|| Third World (recorded April 25)
||Congo Square Stage|
|4:10 - 5:05 p.m.||Luther Kent & Trickbag||Blues Tent|
SATURDAY, MAY 2
|11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
||Mario Abney Quintet
|12:20 - 1:10 p.m.||Courtney Bryan||Jazz Tent|
|1:25 - 1:35 p.m.
||Interview: Ron Markham of New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
||WWOZ Hospitality Tent
|1:35 - 2:35 p.m.
||Hot Club of New Orleans
||Economy Hall Tent
|2:40 - 3:35 p.m.||Ensemble Fatien featuring Seguenon Kone, Dr. Michael White, and Jason Marsalis||Jazz Tent|
|4:25 - 5:25 p.m.||Preservation Hall Jazz Band||Economy Hall Tent|
|5:25 - 5:40 p.m.||Interview: Aaron Neville
||WWOZ Hospitality Tent
|5:40 - 7:00 p.m.
||Remembering Miles Davis's Kind of Blue @ 50, with Jimmy Cobb's So What Band featuring Wallace Roney, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, Larry Willis, and Buster Williams||Jazz Tent|
FRIDAY, MAY 1
|11:05 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
||John Mooney and Bluesiana (recorded Saturday, April 25, 4:25 - 5:25 p.m.)||Blues Tent|
|12:25 - 1:20 p.m.||Doreen's Jazz New Orleans||Economy Hall Tent|
|1:45 - 2:45 p.m.||Walter Payton and Gumbo Filé
||Economy Hall Tent|
|2:55 - 4:00 p.m.||Leroy Jones & the Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band Alumni Tribute to Danny Barker (recorded Friday, April 24, 4:20 - 5:25 p.m.)||Economy Hall Tent
|4:10 - 5:15 p.m.||Esperanza Spalding||Jazz Tent|
|5:20 - 5:50 p.m.
||'OZ Hospitality Tent
|5:50 - 7:00 p.m.||Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band||Jazz Tent|
Trumpet star Christian Scott will be performing two sets at Snug Harbor on April 30. Show times are 9 and 11 p.m., and we'll be broadcasting the 11 p.m. set live on the air and online.
Raised in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans and trained at institutions like NOCCA and Berklee, Christian recently released his best album to date, Anthem, dedicated to his hometown's post-Katrina rage. He's also versatile far beyond the jazz scene, having worked with stars like Mos Def and Jill Scott.