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Time to Cool Off

Sat, 04/25/09
Authored by Hunter King
As the sun bears down on Festival- goers, many people start to look towards the misting tents and grandstands to cool off. The WWOZ Hospitality Tent has certainly never seen this much action while I've been here! Read more

Weekend One: Right Smack in the Middle

Sat, 04/25/09
Authored by Hunter King
The Dixie Cups may have been teenagers back when they made Iko Iko in 1965, but just like so many of this city's talents they proved that great showmanship doesn't age. With synchronized dance moves that certainly made their way into the crowd, rhythm and blues harmonies and g... Read more

Saturday's First Few Shows

Sat, 04/25/09
Authored by Hunter King
Day Two of Jazz Fest kicked off (for me) at the Blues Tent, with Henry Gray and the Cats delivering some gorgeous, earthy blues. Believe it or not, it was rockin' enough to inspire a few to dance even at this first show of the day. Read more

The End of a Long Jazz Fest Day

Sat, 04/25/09
Authored by Hunter King
After a long, hard day of fun, you have to make your decision on who will bring it on home for you. With so many huge acts to choose from (and such tired feet), sometimes the best thing is just to grab as much last-minute music as you can before collapsing in a heap... and get... Read more

More Highlights from Jazz Fest Opening Day

Sat, 04/25/09
Authored by Hunter King
Over at the Gospel Tent, an impenetrable wall of listeners tried to squeeze in to catch our good friend Irma Thomas along with the legendary Mavis Staples and Pamela Landrum to pay tribute to gospel great Mahalia Jackson. Irma had to be brought hankies between songs, but her v... Read more

Henry Butler and the Game Band at Jazz Fest

Fri, 04/24/09
Authored by Hunter King
While the Congo Square "My Lousiana" Stage has had solid entertainment running all day long, the crowd size has remained relatively small. That is, until legendary New Orleans pianist Henry Butler and his Game Band hopped in with their high-energy act and took things to the ne... Read more

DESITIVELY BONNAROOOOOOOOOOOO

Thu, 04/16/09
The Boudin Man will be reporting again from the 8th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival being held in Manchester, Tennessee on June 11 through 14. Bonnaroo brings together some of the best performers in rock and roll, along with dozens of artists in complementary styles... Read more

Ray Brown Jr., Jesse McBride, and Cliff Hines guest on Jazz from the Market 4-20-09

Thu, 04/16/09
Authored by Charles Burchell
Vocalist, composer, and arranger Ray Brown, jr. joins Charlie B by telephone from Los Angeles to talk about the special benefit concert taking place at Generations Hall, Saturday, April 25th. The star studded event, "Friends and Family Celebrate Ella's Birthday," is sponsor... Read more

CLINT MAEDGEN ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT KITCHEN SINK 10 TO 12 SHOW

Tue, 03/17/09
Tune in this Wednesday March 18th at 10:00 p.m. for our very special guest Mr. Clint Maedgen. Clint will debut his new c.d. titled "Open Restraints" coming out with his Plus 9 line-up featuring a lot of great players, including Stanton Moore and Mike Dillon. He is having ... Read more

Legendary Trombonist Slide Hampton on Jazz From The Market on March 16th

Mon, 03/16/09
Authored by Charles Burchell
Jazz Trombonist Slide Hampton drops in to the WWOZ studios to talk with Charles Burchell about his Wednesday night appearance at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. This NEA Jazz Masters Program is sponsored locally by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the C... Read more

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