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
Keiko Komaki trained as a classical pianist as a child in Japan, but moved to New Orleans to follow her passion for funk and jazz. She cut her chops under the tutelage of blues maven Big Marva Wright and band leader Benny Turner, and has since played with a Who’s Who of New... 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

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 spanning... 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... Read more

Mia Borders

Tue, 04/20/10
Mia Borders brings soulful vocals and powerful songwriting (one critic called her “lusciously sly”) to the stage and to her recordings. The New Orleans native is a singer-songwriter of the highest caliber, with her Crescent City roots pulling down funk-driven rhythms tinged... Read more

Dr. John

Tue, 04/20/10
Dr. John, or Mac Rebennack as known to friends and family, is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. His very colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest r... Read more

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