Outspoken New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield presents a series of concerts entitled “The Love Sessions – Six Nights of Music and Six Nights of Giving” at the Jazz Playhouse in the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
August 25 through August 30, each of the six nightly concerts will feature the music of Los Hombres Calientes, and all proceeds will go to local non-profit groups. Tune in on air or online on August 30 at 9:00 p.m. for an exciting WWOZ live broadcast of this stellar group.
Each night, proceeds from “Love Sessions” will benefit the following non-profit organizations:
Tuesday, August 25: Unity for the Homeless
Wednesday, August 26: New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation
Thursday, August 27: Boys Town Louisiana
Friday, August 28: New Orleans Public Library
Saturday, August 29: New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Sunday, August 30: LSU Health Science Center Department of Psychiatry
Sponsors of “Love Sessions” include: Entergy, Gambit Weekly, Tommy Bahama Rum, Jones Walker, Basin Street Records, Adams and Reese LLP, and the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans.
Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse is located in the Royal Sonesta Hotel at 300 Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m each night. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 888-512-SHOW.
Rebecca Barry returns to Snug Harbor on alto, tenor, and soprano saxes. She'll be accompanied by jazz specialists Jesse Boyd on bass, Michael Pellera on piano, and Johnny Vidacovich on drums for an hour of bebop, ballads, and beyond! Mark your calendars and tune in to WWOZ 90.7 FM in New Orleans or on the Web at WWOZ.org.
Join WWOZ for a live broadcast on Saturday, August 1, from Satchmo SummerFest 2009 down by the old U.S. Mint at Esplanade in the French Quarter!
2 - 2:45 p.m. We'll bring you the sounds of the Young New Orleans Traditional Brass Band, established by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park with the help of the Tremé Brass Band and the Storyville Stompers.
3 - 4:15 p.m. N.O. Jazz & Heritage Foundation Program Director Sharon Martin lends us her gospel-tinged voice for a set.
4:30 - 5:45 p.m. Trombonist and vocalist Glen David Andrews & The Lazy Six perform some traditional jazz and classic New Orleans tunes.
So if you can't make it on down to the Mint, tune in online for a sampling of the sweet summer sounds in tribute to Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong!
About the show: Traveling the world for a decade, Grammy-winning producer/engineer Mark Johnson and the Playing For Change team brought together diverse musicians in a heroic effort to inspire peace through the universal language of music. Their ambitious journey took them from post-apartheid South Africa, through the ancient sites and conflict regions of the Middle East, to the remote beauty of the Himalayas and beyond.
Using innovative mobile technology, the PFC crew filmed and recorded more than 100 musicians, largely outdoors, in parks, plazas and promenades, in doorways, on cobblestone streets and amid hilly pueblos. Each captured performance created a kaleidoscopic new mix in which essentially the artists are all performing together, albeit hundreds or thousands of miles apart.
The group currently features:
Mohammed Alidu - djembe
Clarence Bekker - vocals
Peter Bunetta - drums
Grandpa Elliott - vocals/harmonica
Mermans Kenkosenki - vocals/congas
Ruth Lipuo Tsira - Vocals
Juan Portillo - electric bass
Louis Mhlanga - Electric guitar
Jason Tamba - Acoustic guitar
Francois Vigue - percussion
Born in the midst of a violent, decade-long civil war, the Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars have found a place of refuge through music, a sense of purpose and a source of power. The band has seen the worst that this world can offer — yet through their unflinching spirit and joyful sound they celebrate the best in all of us.
On Wednesday, July 15, we'll be broadcasting the Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars live from our WWOZ performance studio from noon to 1 p.m., during the New Orleans Music Show with George Ingmire.
The broadcast is part of our 'OZ Vibes series, generously sponsored by The Transportation Revolution — the Home of Ducati, Triumph & Vespa in New Orleans. Tune in and don't miss this spirited fusion of traditional West African music, roots reggae and rhythmic traditional folk, which was featured in the film Blood Diamond starring Leonardo DiCaprio!
The group will also play a live show at Blue Nile on Frenchmen Street on Saturday, July 18, at 10 p.m.