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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
11:46 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten — September 13, 2013

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Tom McDermott with Jon Cleary and Fats Domino
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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:58 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Tom McDermott's Piano

Credit Gregg Goldman / Music Inside Out

The day we visited Tom McDermott’s home, the sound of James Booker’s “Classified” greeted us. It was a sweet gesture: walking into a man’s home to the sound of your radio show’s theme music.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
2:00 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Terence Blanchard: A Voice For The Trumpet

Credit Bob Travis / Flickr

When the microphone switches on, some people freeze. They can’t think of a thing to say. But Terence Blanchard relaxes. 

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
7:00 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Dr. Michael White's Time Machine

Credit Derek Bridges / Flickr

What do you hear when Dr. Michael White plays his clarinet?

Can you hear the bayou? The river? The French Quarter? People sitting on their stoops waiting for someone to deliver the news? Penny parties?

That's not a clarinet in the doctor's hands; it's a time machine.

"I listened to Johnny Dodds' recordings. I listened to Sidney Bechet. I listened to George Lewis. I listened to Edmond Hall. I listened to Omer Simeon, Barney Bigard, and so many others," White says. "And you listen to that and you say, 'Wow, I would like to capture that feeling.'"

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Jazz New Orleans
12:32 am
Thu August 8, 2013

August 2, 2013 Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Wendell Brunious

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Jazz New Orleans
3:38 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

July 19, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten

Herbie Hancock - the Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week"
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Notes from New Orleans
12:20 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Opera And Jazz Unite In The Marigny

George Gershwin's 'Blue Monday' is a 25-minute jazz opera.

For the second summer in a row the Marigny Opera House is offering itself as a performance venue to a homegrown small opera company.

The 9th Ward Opera Company is the brainchild of Kathleen Westfall, a self-described “little Cajun girl” who’s equally comfortable singing on stage in New York or going crabbing in Thibodaux. Sharon Litwin talks to her about the two unusual one-act operas she’s presenting this month.

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Jazz New Orleans
9:39 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Jazz New Orleans For June 7, 2013

Alvin "Red" Tyler

To see a complete playlist for the June 7, 2013 Jazz New Orleans - please click here https://www.facebook.com/fredsjazzNewOrleans

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Jazz New Orleans
5:47 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Jazz New Orleans For May 31, 2013

The late, great Mulgrew Miller

To see a complete playlist for the May 31, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten - please click here https://www.facebook.com/fredsjazzNewOrleans

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