Pura Fe is a contemporary Native American musician whose music is impossible
to categorize. "People don't know how to market me," Pura told Karen Cristian
today on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, "they have a hard time
putting me in the box, but they decided on Blue...
You've probably heard of a one man band, but have you heard of a one string
Jamaica's own Brushy One String performs original songs on one guitar string
about love, community, and... chickens.
If you missed the One String Wonder today you can catch Brushy at Jazz Fest...
Our food of the day today: Crawfish Monica
Probably the most-lauded of all Jazz Fest Foods was named for inventor Pierre
Hilzim's wife, Monica Davidson.
Fun fact: three U.S. presidents (Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack
Obama) and one pope (John Paul II) have enjoyed...
The Zydeco dancers at Fais Do Do stage are one Jazz Fest guarantee. Rain or
shine, there is always a lively crew kicking up their heels up front,
bouncing, spinning and dipping to the Cajun beats.
Earlier this morning, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation
named the Jazz & Heritage Center building (pictured above and located at 1225
N. Rampart Street) in honor of George and Joyce Wein.
From the Foundation's press release: "It was George Wein – foun...
Here are a few things of note happening today at Jazz Fest:
Pura Fé Interview, 2:00 - 2:45 on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage,
inside the Grandstand.
Irma Thomas' Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, 4:40-5:40 in the Gospel Tent.
12:00 New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Rhy...
Lena Prima dazzled the Food Heritage stage in the Grandstand today as she
prepared her own meatball recipe for crowd. Lena - the daughter of New
Orleans' legendary jazz singer Loius Prima - donated this recipe to WWOZ's
cookbook That Sounds Good!
Last night she prepared...
Legendary funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player Roy Ayers
stopped by the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage for an interview with
WWOZ's Soul Sister afternoon. XXXXXXXX.
Ayers music has been sampled by many, many artists, including Eryka Badu, 50
Cent, Mary J...
We all know that the Jazz Fest experience begins well before you enter the
gate every day.
Morning Of rituals and the walking approach to the festival gates get the
Fest Spirit fluttering blocks away from the Fair Grounds: music, beverages,
porch parties, parades of fest...
Our food of the day today: Cochon de Lait Po-Boy
Cochon du Lait all the way! To paraphrase Big Sam of Big Sam's Funky Nation,
it's almost impossible to make a bad decision about Jazz Fest food, but
especially so if that decision is to go with the Cochon de Lait Po-Boy).