The Louisiana Seafood Festival returns this weekend, running Friday through
Sunday, at City Park. Like all good festivals, this one includes plenty of
food and plenty of great live, local music. The free festival features more
than 25 food vendors showcasing 51 seafood dish...
Wings Of A Dove
Gilzene And The Blue Light Mento Band
Sweet Sweet Jamaica
Donald Harrison Jr. does a version of "Hu Ta Nay" arranged by Joe Dyson,
recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew at Basin Street Station. The cut originally
appeared on Harrison's 1992 collaboration with Dr. John, Indian Blues. It
also appeared in season 2 of Treme.
Contemporary Cajun/Creole artists Roddie Romero & Yvette Landry cover the
early 1960s Dale & Grace hit "I'm Leaving It Up To You". This version was
recorded in the same studio (La Louisianne Records) that Dale & Grace used,
with the same microphones, drums, piano, etc.
Nicholas Payton has a new double album out on his own label, Paytone Records,
titled "Letters." In the 26 tracks within, Payton truly runs the gamut from A
to Z-- literally, as each track is named after a letter of the alphabet. The
talented trumpeter hops instruments on th...
Aurora Nealand and the Gordon Webster Sextet do the Louis Armstrong standard
"A Kiss to Build a Dream On" at L'Astral during the Montreal International
Jazz Festival in July 2015. Along with Gordon Webster, the other musicians
are Rob Garcia, Danny Ziemann, Dan Reitz, Danny...
A free celebration will be held outside Casa Borrega on Saturday, August 29
from 3-11p to thank the many Hispanic immigrants who helped rebuild New
Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The day will be filled with music, food,
drinks, and dancing to honor the workers who cleaned...
Glen David Andrews, the Treme Prince, does "Bad By Myself" from his 2014
album Redemption. This performance was recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew at
Basin Street Station. With Walter Lundy on drums, James Martin on sax, Jesse
Smith on guitar, and Ron Williams on bass.
Late last spring, the Bridge Trio released their second album The Search:
Departure. Modern, electric, and eclectic the Bridge Trio succeeds where many
others fail as this is a true full album rather than simply a collection of
songs released together. The album flows withi...