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La Fête Cultural 2010

Wed, 08/25/10
Authored by Zach
A lot of big names in New Orleans music will be sharing the stage tonight as the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation hosts La Fête Cultural 2010. Artists include Terrence Simien & Zydeco Experience, Tab Benoit's Swampland Jam, Cyrill Neville, and the Shannon Powell. It's ... Read more

Duke Ellington's "New Orleans Suite"

Tue, 08/24/10
Authored by Elizabeth Meneray
George Wein commissioned Duke Ellington to pen "New Orleans Suite" for the 1970 New Orleans Jazz Festival, and Duke did not disappoint. I'm listening to it now, and think it would be a fine way to spend some time reflecting on the disaster of five years ago and glorying in... Read more

Magic Moment from Muffin and Jamie Bernstein

Mon, 08/23/10

"5K: Reflection, Resilience, Recovery – 5 Years After Katrina and the Levee Breach"

Mon, 08/23/10
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we remember the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures by reviewing the ongoing recovery with music poetry and interviews.Music about Katrina and New Orleans runs throughout the show.  Along the way, we visit the Southern... Read more

A Remembrance of Clyde Kerr, Jr.

Sun, 08/22/10
Authored by Charles Burchell
Join me Monday, August 23 on Jazz from the French Market as we look back on the musical presence of Clyde Kerr Jr. who passed away a couple of weeks ago. We'll talk in-studio with Jonathan Bloom, Education Coordinator for the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz at Loyola Unive... Read more

Blindfold Test!

Sun, 08/22/10
Authored by Elizabeth Meneray
In Downbeat Magazine, there's a section in the back entitled, "Blindfold Test," where DB would pose a series of recordings to a jazz artist and ask him to identify the musician merely by listening. I learned to identify jazz artists in the same way, through random "blindfol... Read more

Listening to the music

Wed, 08/18/10
Authored by Murf Reeves
Caught some great music last night. First up, Matt Perrine, Paul Sanchez and John Rankin at the Columns hotel. I believe John Rankin has a regular gig at the Columns( don't hold me to that) but on this night, he had two accomplices elevating the music to an even better le... Read more

Farewell and Welcome

Wed, 08/18/10
Authored by Dean Ellis
This has been, for this show host, a summer of pursuit. Mostly of music. But who has been pursuing whom? Everywhere I've gone-Montreal, New York, Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo, even Brasilia (often considered as dry and flat culturally as it is physically)-has had its own Jaz... Read more

Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln: 1930-2010

Tue, 08/17/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Jazz singer, actress, and civil rights activist Abbey Lincoln passed away on August 14 at the age of 80. Her singing career spanned several decades, and although her vocal style was influenced by Billie Holiday, she often gravitated towards modern music — including her own mat... Read more

Remembering Katrina: 5 Years After the Storm

Tue, 08/17/10
On the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, WWOZ expresses its gratitude to the "Katrina Network" of community radio stations that helped us stay on air in the months after the storm. Also, check out our updated list of Katrina Anniversary events happening in the greater New ... Read more

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