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Newport Jazz Festival
9:14 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 9:31 am

One of the original new-school New Orleans brass bands, a Dirty Dozen show guarantees a good time. This year actually marks three dozen years since the first incarnation of the group coalesced to resurrect a then-disappearing tradition — and infuse it with both bebop and funk. As with many a show since '77, there was dancing and handkerchief-waving aplenty, and several original members were present to anchor the proceedings.

Personnel

  • Roger Hayward Lewis, baritone and soprano saxophone
  • Kevin Harris, tenor saxophone
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Music Interviews
9:04 am
Thu August 8, 2013

The Civil Wars' Joy Williams On The Duo's Fragile Bond

Joy Williams and John Paul White of The Civil Wars. The duo's new, self-titled album arrives on the heels of canceled tour dates and an ongoing hiatus from performing together.
Tec Petaja Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 3:03 pm

The singing duo The Civil Wars is engaged in a civil war of its own.

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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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NolaVie
9:35 am
Mon August 5, 2013

The What Cheer? Brigade Brings A Different Kind Of Brass To New Orleans

The What Cheer? Brigade
Todd Seelie http://www.todseelie.com/

New Orleans thinks of brass band music as its own, the unmistakable mix of live horns and percussion, and the traditional brass band songs. But a 20-piece brass band from Rhode Island swept through town recently, with Balkan, Klezmer and Bollywood beats thrown in the mix. These Providence musicians call New Orleans their sister city, and play a different kind of brass when they're here.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Marcia Ball Makes 'Em Dance

Credit Newber Machado / Flickr

Few piano players are as tall, glam and terrific as Marcia Ball. Born in Texas, raised in Louisiana and schooled in the dance halls and roadhouses of the Gulf South, Ball can't help but make you boogie woogie. That is, unless you wanna two-step. Or boogaloo. She does that too.

"If you can make 'em dance, money becomes a space problem."

Ball's songs are postcards of small town life in this region and the dilemmas that drive people to the choices they make.

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Jazz New Orleans
3:46 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

July 26, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Wycliffe Gordon

To find out more about Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten - and see a complete playlist for the July 26, 2013 edition of the program - please click here https://www.facebook.com/fredsjazzNewOrleans

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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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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

From Punk To Funk With Jon Cleary

Credit Jesse Hiatt / jessehiatt.com

This week, we bring you that funky gentleman from the Ninth Ward, Jon Cleary, who talks about his native England, his grandmother, the piano back home, his mum's songwriting chops, and a variety of other loves.

Cleary grew up listening to New Orleans soul, r&b and funk. And now, we listen to him.

As a mulit-instrumentalist and sideman, he's played with some of the best artists, including Earl King, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Snooks Eaglin, Ernie K-Doe and Walter "Wolfman" Washington. But Cleary is even better fronting his own band and digging into his own groove.

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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

For a complete playlist of the May 31, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten, xxxxxx

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