Fred Kasten

Announcer & Producer

Fred is an independent contributing radio producer/host at WWNO. After working at WWNO for over 20 years as an on-air talent, producer and program director, Fred retired from full-time work in May of 2007. Fred is a native of Mobile, Alabama, a graduate of the University of Alabama, and a long-time resident of New Orleans.

In addition to his work at WWNO, Fred develops independent audio projects from a home studio, producing radio features, commercials and podcasts. Fred also does marketing and media consulting for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

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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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Jazz New Orleans
1:28 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

November 15, 2013 Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Randy Brecker

This week Jazz New Orleans features Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Chick Corea, Tierney Sutton, Leroy Jones, Miles Davis, Art Tatum, Donald Harrison — and an extended conversation with our "Player of the Week" — Randy Brecker.

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Jazz New Orleans
10:48 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

November 1, 2013 Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Gregg Stafford
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Jazz New Orleans
2:38 pm
Sat November 2, 2013

October 25, 2013 Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Roseanna Vitro

This week's Jazz New Orleans, featuring Shirley Horn, Bobby McFerrin, Joe Henderson, Roy Hargrove, Al Grey, Jimmy McGriff, Cubanismo — and an extended conversation with Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Roseanna Vitro...

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Jazz New Orleans
6:01 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

October 11, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Peter Martin

This week on Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten, we're featuring Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Mel Tormé, Art Pepper, John Scofield, Dr. Billy Taylor, McCoy Tyner — and an extended conversation with the Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" — Peter Martin...

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Jazz New Orleans
9:50 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

October 4, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten

New Orleans singer and bandleader Banu Gibson

Featuring Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Wess Anderson - plus Banu Gibson, Johnny Adams, Ray Brown,  Tom McDermott, Dianne Reeves and Chick Corea...

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Jazz New Orleans
12:57 pm
Sat September 28, 2013

Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten — September 27, 2013

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Sonny Rollins

Featuring music from Chick Corea, Ella Fitzgerald, Eddie Harris, Paquito d'Rivera, Susannah McCorkle, Tommy Flanagan, Dave Frishberg - and an extended conversation with Sonny Rollins...

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Talkin' Jazz with Fred Kasten
12:11 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

'Talkin' Jazz' With Great Alto Saxophonist Wessell Anderson

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson is one of the top alto saxophonists in jazz today.

A member of Wynton Marsalis's great late-1980s/early-90s septet — and longtime featured artist with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — Anderson recently sat down with WWNO's Fred Kasten for a "Talkin' Jazz" interview at the Old U.S. Mint.

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Jazz New Orleans
2:17 am
Sun September 22, 2013

September 20, 2013 Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Brian Blade
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