Jazz New Orleans

Fridays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Every Friday night from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. enjoy two hours of the best jazz of the last 70 years — with a strong accent on New Orleans.

Each week Jazz New Orleans features a "Player of the Week" — with an  extended conversation and the music of a significant jazz artist. "Players of the Week" featured so far include Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman and Steve Masakowski. Upcoming shows will feature Donald Harrison, Jr., Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Poncho Sanchez and Terence Blanchard.

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Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten
3:09 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Jazz New Orleans Jazz Fest Preview — The Last 2 Days

Vocal harmony group extraordinaire Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony

Tonight on Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten (8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Central on 89.9 WWNO and streaming live at wwno.org) – An extended conversation with bass great Christian McBride, our Jazz New Orleans “Player of the Week” – and will play Jazz Fest with his Big Band, featuring vocalists Dianne Reeves and Jeffrey Osborne, on Sunday, May 3.

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Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten
11:52 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Jazz New Orleans Jazz Fest Preview — Part 2 Of 3

Great New Orleans songwriter and pianist Allen Toussaint

This week on Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten (Fridays from 8–10 p.m. Central on 89.9 WWNO and streaming live at wwno.org) — An extended conversation with pianist and composer Monty Alexander, the Jazz New Orleans “Player of the Week.” Alexander will play Jazz Fest with his Harlem-Kingston Express on Thursday, April 30.

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Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten
6:21 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Jazz New Orleans' Jazz Fest Preview — Part 1 Of 3

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga play Jazz Fest on April 26th. Tony Bennett is the Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week."

This week on Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten (Fridays, 8–10 p.m.

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Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten
4:39 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Jazz New Orleans Celebrates Carnival Time

Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr.
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Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten
2:22 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Jazz New Orleans Jazz Christmas Party

Trumpet great Wynton Marsalis


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Jazz New Orleans
12:15 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Jazz New Orleans: Jazz Fest Weekend Update

New Orleans singer and bassist George French with David Torkanowsky and Germaine Bazzle

This week on Jazz New Orleans: a Jazz Fest weekend update — featuring music by artists appearing this weekend, as well as Thursday and Friday next week — including George French, Branford Marsalis, Don Vappie, Connie Jones, Bob Wilber, Meschiya Lake, Dr. Michael White, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jeremy Davenport and Stanton Moore.

We'll also have an extended conversation with the Player of the Week, acclaimed vocalist Rene Marie.

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Jazz New Orleans
7:12 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Jazz New Orleans Helps You Plan For Jazz Fest

Legendary saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.

This week on Jazz New Orleans, the first of three Jazz Fest previews, each featuring great music by artists appearing at this year's 45th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

This week's preview includes music by Chick Corea and his new band, The Vigil; Pharoah Sanders; Rene Marie; Al Jarreau; Allen Toussaint; Henry Butler; Germaine Bazzle and more... Plus an extended conversation with Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" — and Jazz Journalists Association "Jazz Hero" — Harold Battiste.

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Jazz New Orleans
3:53 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

March 14, 2014 Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Cindy Scott

This week's Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten features an extended conversation with "Player of the Week" - singer Cindy Scott - whose new cd "Historia" is highly recommended - plus - music from Horace Silver, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Supersax, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Shirley Horn, Dr. Michael White, Tom McDermott, Tommy Flanagan, Paquito d'Rivera, Ray Brown - and more.

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Jazz New Orleans
2:37 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Jazz New Orleans Christmas Party

trumpeter Wynton Marsalis

This week on Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten, two hours of great jazz versions of Christmas favorites — featuring Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Billie Holiday, Charles Brown, Johnny Adams, Katie Webster, Mel Torme, Jimmy Smith and more...

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Jazz New Orleans
11:54 am
Mon November 18, 2013

November 8, 2013 Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" John Ellis - with sousaphone virtuoso Matt Perrine

This week's Jazz New Orleans features Tom McDermott, Terence Blanchard, The Caribbean Jazz Project, Rene Marie, John McLaughlin, Karrin Allyson, Stan Getz, Kenny Barron, Roy Hargrove — and an extended conversation with our "Player of the Week", saxophonist and composer John Ellis.

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