Piano Night 2010

Marcel Richardson

Mon, 04/26/10
One of the great New Orleans piano masters, Marcel Richardson appears on records by greats like funk pioneer Lee Dorsey, vocalist Barbara George, and saxman James Rivers. WWOZ is proud to have Marcel as a performer at 2010 Piano Night! Read more

Brian Mitchell

Sun, 04/25/10
Brian Mitchell is well known in music industry circles and beyond for both his solo career and his high-profile collaborations. He has recorded his original music features a unique blend of gutbucket blues, funky New Orleans style R&B, quirky latin rhythms and occasional vi... Read more

Keiko Komaki

Sun, 04/25/10
Since moving to New Orleans from Japan in 2006, Keiko Komaki has also played with many of the Crescent City's most beloved musicians including George Porter Jr, Russell Batiste, James Andrews, Steve Johnson "grand son of Robert Johnson," Renard Poché, Mem Shannon and many mor... Read more

Jose Conde

Sun, 04/25/10
Born in Chicago and raised in Miami by Cuban immigrant parents, Conde is a singer, songwriter and arranger based in Brooklyn, NY. His Cuba-centric band Ola Fresca recently morphed into Nola Fresca in collaboration with local New Orleans musicians like Michael Skinkus. Read more

Derek Douget

Thu, 04/22/10
Raised in Gonzales, Louisiana, Douget was adopted into a mixed race family. His Cajun father exposed him to all things Acadian from food to music. In a region known for mixing African, Latin, Native American, and European traditions and cultures, Douget celebrates his part ... Read more

Leslie Blackshear Smith

Wed, 04/21/10
Leslie Smith was born in New Orleans and started out singing on the street but was quickly invited by the finest musicians in the Crescent City to play in the premier music venues. By 17 she reigned on the club scene and by age 19 was featured in the book "Up From The Cradl... Read more

Big Sam Williams

Wed, 04/21/10
Big Sam is New Orleans - born and raised. He was schooled in the fertile musical streets of the Big Easy and in the classroom at the renowned New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). He started out with the Soul Rebels Brass Band and later joined the Dirty Dozen Brass ... Read more

Eric Krasno

Wed, 04/21/10
Founding member and guitarist of Soulive and Lettuce, Eric Krasno is known throughout jazz, funk, and hip-hop circles, working with Joshua Redman, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chaka Khan, 50-Cent, GZA and Talib Kweli. Since forming Soulive in 1999, Krasno has toured the globe spannin... Read more

Adam Deitch

Wed, 04/21/10
Adam Deitch is a drummer and producer, best known for his work with the John Scofield Band. His drumming style is very funk oriented, and he plays some very unusual fills. In John Scofield's words, "He's got that jazz mentality and a 'take no prisoners' type of creativity -... Read more

Ivan Neville

Wed, 04/21/10
Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ivan Neville is the son of Aaron Neville. He has released four solo albums and had a Top 40 Billboard hit with "Not Just Another Girl" from his first solo album. His compositions have appeared in films including Skin Deep and Pump Up... Read more

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