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Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, "Just Kissed My Baby" at the Maple Leaf

Mon, 04/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ Piano Night artists John Cleary and Nigel Hall appear in this brand new video from ABIS Productions, recorded live at the Maple Leaf.   Read more

Jazz Fest - First Weekend Highlights

Mon, 04/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
Was that a hot first weekend of Jazz Fest or what? Check out photo highlights for each day with photos from WWOZ's amazing volunteer photographers. Friday, April 25 Saturday, April 26 Sunday, April 27 Read more

Food of the Day: Spicy Natchitoches Meat Pie

Sun, 04/27/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day for day 3 of Jazz Fest: Spicy Natchitoches Meat Pie. And the the crawfish pie too...     Read more

Three Songs by Cyrus Chestnut at KPLU

Sun, 04/27/14
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ Piano Night happens tomorrow, April 28! One of the many performers will be Cyrus Chestnut. Check him out below, from KPLU in Seattle doing "Tonk," "Polka Dots And Moonbeams" and "No Problem".   Read more

BILL’S 2014 JAZZ FEST PICKS – DAY III

Sun, 04/27/14
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  No Andy Williams, not Christmas, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet.  I hope you have remembered your sunscreen and paced your partying; one more great day ah... Read more

Yesterday & Today at Jazz Fest, Sunday, April 27

Sun, 04/27/14
Authored by David Stafford
      Photo highlights from yesterday at Jazz Fest.     Today at Jazz Fest:   WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 2:40-3:40, John Boutte in the Jazz Tent 4:05-5:05, Preservation Hall Jazz Band in the Blues Tent 6:00-7:00, Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra in the Jazz ... Read more

Bob Wilber on the Allison Miner Stage

Sat, 04/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
Jazz legend and trad jazz advocate Bob Wilber talked with WWOZ's Sally Young today on the Allison Miner Stage at Jazz Fest. He talked about his long career in music, including: The jazz scene in New York in the 1940s. His long relationships with Sidney Bechet and Benny Go... Read more

Food of the Day: Crawfish Enchiladas

Sat, 04/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day for day 2 of Jazz Fest, the Crawfish Enchiladas.     Read more

Yesterday & Today at Jazz Fest, Saturday, April 26

Sat, 04/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
    136 photos from yesterday at Jazz Fest. And, just for the heck of it, 49 more.   Today at Jazz Fest: WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 11:20 - 12:20, Economy Hall Tent, Shotgun Jazz Band 12:20-1:10, Jazz Tent, Geoff Clapp 1:50- 2:50, Economy Hall Tent, Treme Brass Band ... Read more

Talking Heads, Live in Rome, 1980

Sat, 04/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, check out the Talking Heads, recorded live at Palaeur Arena in Rome, December 18, 1980. This extrodinary show features the band's full "Afro-Funk Orchestra" lineup and future King Crimson frontman Adrien Belew on guitar. The restless camer... Read more

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