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Jazz Fest Minutes
9:27 am
Tue April 17, 2012

New Orleans Clarinetist and Saxophonist Victor Goines Plays Jazz Fest Sunday, April 29th

Clarinetist and saxophonist Victor Goines is a New Orleans native of great musical accomplishment. A longtime member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, he also fronts his own quartet and quintet, and these days runs the Jazz Studies program at Northwestern University in Chicago. Victor Goines plays Jazz Fest with his outstanding quartet Sunday, April 29th.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
10:08 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Second Generation Afrobeat Bandleader Seun Kuti Plays Jazz Fest April 27th

Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti's youngest son – saxophonist and singer Seun Kuti – was just 15 when he took over the Egypt 80 band after his father's death in 1997.  After struggling for a few years Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 are again touring the world, performing at important festivals and major venues.  They play Jazz Fest Friday, April 27th.

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2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
12:27 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

N.O. Producer Matassa Inducted into Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cosimo Matassa, the recording producer whose New Orleans studio was where Fats Domino recorded his first album "The Fat Man" in 1949, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Matassa was honored over the weekend in Cleveland for his contributions to the evolution of rock and roll.

Other 2012 Hall of Fame inductees included the Beastie Boys, Guns 'n' Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chicago blues guitarist Freddie King.

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Music Festival Ends on High Note
12:15 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Crowds are Large for French Quarter Festival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The French Quarter Festival, a free four-day music festival centered in this city's historic center, is seeing what some long-time performers say are the largest crowds ever for a festival that's been around since the 1980s.

"This is the biggest I've seen it," jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones told the Times-Picayune after a midday set with one of his bands, New Orleans' Finest.

Throngs of people packed the French Quarter and listened to music on 22 stages around the old city center.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
2:36 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Grammy-Winning Carolina Chocolate Drops Play Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th

The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Carolina Chocolate Drops singer and banjoist Rhiannon Giddens was preparing for a career in opera when she discovered the rich tradition of African-American string band music and performance in the Piedmont region. She completely changed directions, and co-founded the now Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. The Carolina Chocolate Drops play Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:03 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

New Orleans Clarinetist Dr. Michael White Plays Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th

Dr. Michael White.

New Orleans clarinetist Dr. Michael White and his Original Liberty Jazz Band deliver authentic New Orleans jazz with an irresistible blend of passion, verve, experience and expertise.  They play Jazz Fest on Saturday, April 28th.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
3:10 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Conga Superstar Poncho Sanchez and his band play Jazz Fest on Friday, April 27th

Conga player Poncho Sanchez.

Poncho Sanchez is one of the world's greatest conga players — and has led his own band now for 32 years. Sanchez and his band — featuring special guest Terence Blanchard — play Jazz Fest on Friday, April 27th.

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The Sound of Books
2:46 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Acclaimed New Biography of New Orleans Icon Ernie K-Doe by Writer and Folklorist Ben Sandmel

Ben Sandmel's "Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans."

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the acclaimed new biography of New Orleans music legend and icon Ernie K-Doe by writer, producer, folklorist  and drummer Ben Sandmel: Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans.

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French Quarter Festival
10:22 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

2012 French Quarter Festival Music Schedule

Thursday and Friday schedule.
2012 French Quarter Festival

Stay on top of what you want to see before you even get to the French Quarter!

Click on the images to the left to view this weekend's music lineup, or download high-resolution .pdfs to print and take with you below.

And don't forget to come say hello! WWNO will be at the French Quarter Festival all weekend, in our booth right across Dectaur Street from Jackson Square. Drop by with questions, comments, concerns... or maybe even a complement or two! We'd love to meet you!

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The Listening Room
2:46 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Rosanne Cash: Live from Zone C

Rosanne Cash.

Rosanne Cash and her husband, John Leventhal, invite you into their NYC home (aka "Zone C") for an hour of live music built by audience engagement through social media.

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