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Interview: Preservation Hall's Ben Jaffe on Jazz Fest

Fri, 04/25/14
Ben Jaffe of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band talked with us about his experiences at Jazz Fest, an event he quite literally grew up with. Jaffe says that the "whole fun of Jazz Fest is what happens when you are wandering between stages. And it’s the show you didn’t even expect... Read more

What's Happening Today at Jazz Fest, Friday, April 25

Fri, 04/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's some of what's going on today at Jazz Fest. WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 12:20-1:10, Jazz Tent, Alexey Marti & Urban Minds 1:30 – 2:20, Jazz Tent, Roger Lewis Baritone Bliss 4:25-5:40, Economy Hall, Tent Tricia Boutte and Paul Longstreth present Norway’s Gumbo 5:4... Read more

BILL'S 2014 JAZZFEST PICKS DAY I

Fri, 04/25/14
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  Good Morning Music Lovers!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year; no Andy Williams, not Christmas, Day 1 of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet! My hot picks – If you are feeling Latin, start off wit... Read more

Tonight: WWOZ's Guardians of the Groove on WWL-TV

Tue, 04/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
Tonight at 10 pm on WWL-TV's news show, it's the next in the series of WWOZ's Guardians of the Groove. This time, our own Dwayne Breashears interviews the legendary Ellis Marsalis, music educator and patriarch of one of the most famous and accomplished families in New Orlea... Read more

Marcia Ball, "That's How It Goes"

Tue, 04/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out WWOZ Piano Night artist Marcia Ball playing at locales all over Austin in this deftly edited video. Here's how its producers describe it: "We filmed Marcia's performances at the pianos around Austin and then edited the footage to keep the integrity of the song's t... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Traveling South "

Tue, 04/22/14
Authored by George Ingmire
This week, we visit to the Contemporary Arts Center for some live music performed by Southern troubadour Tab Benoit and his Swampland Jam. We also dig into some Falsomagro, an Italian dish of rolled meat stuffed with assortment of deliciousness, at Delmonico Restaurant. Che... Read more

Lucinda Williams, "Drunken Angel", 1998

Mon, 04/21/14
Authored by David Stafford
"Drunken Angel", Lucinda Williams' tribute to the late Texas singer/songwriter Blaze Foley, appears on her Car Wheels on a Gravel Road album. Below, she performs the song in December 1998 for Austin City Limits.   Read more

19th Annual JALC'S Essentially Ellington

Sun, 04/20/14
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
  Every year after Jazz Fest, Jelly Roll Justice heads to New York to attend and report on the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s (JALC) Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.  The 15 finalist bands that will compete in the prestigious competition at Fred... Read more

Davell Crawford at the Bern Jazz Festival, 1996

Fri, 04/18/14
Authored by David Stafford
Relax this weekend and enjoy a 40-minute-long set by WWOZ Piano Night artist Davell Crawford, from R&B Night at the 1996 Bern Jazz Festival.   Read more

Edna Karr High School Brass Band

Thu, 04/17/14
Edna Karr High School Brass Band, under the direction of Chris Herrero, took to the air waves on WWOZ on Cuttin' Class. Read more

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