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BILL'S 2014 jAZZ FEST PICKS DAY VII

Sun, 05/04/14
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 had a spectacular 2 weeks and paced your partying; one more great day ah... Read more

Yesterday and Today at Jazz Fest, Sunday, May 4

Sun, 05/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
Photo highlights from yesterday at Jazz Fest.   Today at Jazz Fest:   WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 12:15-1:00, Calvin Johnson from the Jazz Tent 1:20-2:10, Jesse McBride presents the Next Generation from the Jazz Tent 5:30-4:55, Aaron Neville from the Blues Tent Today's co... Read more

WWOZ Hits the Road: "Join The Movement" Concert Series

Sat, 05/03/14
The last two stops on the "Join the Movement Tour": Ellis Bignar on August 22 at Benny's Place in Hammond, and West Without on August 23 Spanish Moon in Baton Rouge. WWOZ and the Healthier Air for All Campaign present these shows to promote healthy, smoke-free environments for... Read more

Lillian Boutte at Jazz Fest

Sat, 05/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
Lillian Boutte, New Orleans ex-pat chanteuse, visited the Allison Miner Jazz & Heritage Stage for an interview and a few songs (accompanied by Detroit Brooks). Among the things she talked about: Her first tour of Sweden with Allen Toussaint. Her musical influences, who in... Read more

Food of the Day: Ya Ka Mein

Sat, 05/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day for day 6 of Jazz Fest, Ya Ka Mein (New Orleans-style beef noodle soup) from Miss Linda's.     Read more

Yesterday and Today at Jazz Fest, Saturday, May 3

Sat, 05/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
Photo highlights from yesterday at Jazz Fest.   Today at Jazz Fest:   WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 11:15-12:00, Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band from the Economy Hall Tent 12:20-1:10, Nick Sanders Trio from the Jazz Tent 3:55-5:05, Jon Batiste & Stay Human from the Jaz... Read more

Stevie Wonder, Live on German TV, 1974

Sat, 05/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure: 31 excellent minutes of vintage Stevie Wonder, from the German TV show Musikladen/Beat Club in 1974. See the video's YouTube page, including its comments section, for details about the Wonderlove lineup for this performance. The set opens ... Read more

Food of the Day: Hot Sausage Po-Boy

Fri, 05/02/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day for day 4 of Jazz Fest, the Hot Sausage Po-Boy from Vaucresson's.     Read more

Yesterday and Today at Jazz Fest, Friday, May 2

Fri, 05/02/14
Authored by David Stafford
Photo highlights from yesterday at Jazz Fest.   Today at Jazz Fest:   WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 12:25-1:15, John Mahoney Big Band from the Jazz Tent 2:45-3:45, Charmaine Neville Band from the Blues Tent 5:50-7:00, Charles Bradley & the Extraordinares from the Blues Tent... Read more

In Memoriam: Dr. Isaac Greggs

Thu, 05/01/14
Dr. Isaac Greggs, who served as Southern University's Director of Bands for 36 years, passed away on April 28, 2014, aged 85. Over his long career, he was a huge influence on scores of important New Orleans musicians. A viewing and memorial service was held Friday, May 2, and ... Read more

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