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Essence Music Festival: July 2-4

Wed, 06/09/10
The 16th annual Essence Music Festival returns to the Superdome in New Orleans July 4th weekend, with performers including Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Irma Thomas, and Dumpstaphunk. Daytime seminars at the Morial Convention Center will feature Bill Cosby, Al Sharpton, Jada Pin... Read more


Tue, 06/08/10
Authored by George Ingmire
This week, we enjoy the sounds of songwriters from all over the Crescent City—a place so dedicated to art that the Greek Muses have streets named after them. We'll hear from John Boutté, Andrew Duhon, Paul Sanchez and more. We also meet up with Miranda Lash, curator of Mode... Read more

Brazil Takes Center Stage at the Healdsburg Jazzfest!!

Mon, 06/07/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
"Bossa Nova on the Green" was fantastic!! This Sunday June 6th concert was held in a downtown Healdsburg Park and the crowd was treated to some of the finest Brazilian musicians as part of the opening weekend of the 12th Annual Jazz Festival. "Brasilia" featured Pamela Dri... Read more

Artist Profile: Dr. Michael White

Mon, 06/07/10
Authored by Zachary Young
Dr. Michael White is one of the most important figures in the preservation of New Orleans' traditional jazz. But his strong roots in tradition haven't stopped him from pushing boundaries with adventurous groups like Seguenon Kone's Fatien Ensemble. Check out our profile of thi... Read more

"Mama’s Got a Squeezebox"

Fri, 06/04/10
Authored by George Ingmire
June is National Accordion Awareness Month, so we’re going to check out some of the various places you’re likely to hear a squeezebox as we move through Cajun, Caribbean, old-time jazz and klezmer music with BeauSoleil, Bruce Daigrepont, Sunpie Barnes, and Panorama Jazz Ban... Read more

Get Cheeky

Thu, 06/03/10
Story by Ginny Clauss. Local bounce rapper Cheeky Blakk hit the scene when she released her first album, “Gotta Be Cheeky,” in 1994, and she has been spreading her energetic music all over this city ever since. She was recently featured on the track “Do It Again” from Gala... Read more

WWOZ Visits the Healdsburg Jazz Fest

Sat, 05/29/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
Jelly Roll Justice is moving to the opposite side of the continent after attending "Essentially Ellington" held by Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. This time he will be visiting the Healdsburg Jazz Fest in Sonoma County where headliners like Esperanza Spalding, Jason Mor... Read more

"I'm Walkin'"

Tue, 05/25/10
Authored by George Ingmire
On today’s show, we visit Ernie K-Doe's legendary Mother-In-Law Lounge in the Treme neighborhood for a set of music by the Tin Men featuring Washboard Chaz, Matt Perrine, and Alex McMurray. The music continues with the New Orleans Night Crawlers, a brass band with serious c... Read more

Happy 69th Birthday Bob Dylan!

Mon, 05/24/10
Authored by Your Cousin Dimitri
Bob Dylan singing Curtis Mayfield? Mae West singing Bob Dylan? What the heck is going on? Your Cousin Dimitri is sitting in for Gentilly Jr on Bob Dylan's 69th birthday, for a special Blues and RnB to the voice of regeneration. Tune in, listen up, and watch your parking meters. Read more

Boudin and Bonnaroo

Sat, 05/22/10
Join the Boudin Man as he returns to the Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 show on Wednesday June 2nd at 10:00p.m. We will be spinning music from some of the artist performing at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester Tennessee. Boudin Man will be sending back blog... Read more

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