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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:26 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Great Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon to Bring "Hello Pops" Louis Armstrong Tribute to Jazz Fest May 4th

Wycliffe Gordon is one of the world's finest trombonists - a talented trumpeter - and gifted vocalist.  Wycliffe Gordon brings his acclaimed "Hello Pops" tribute to Louis Armstrong to Jazz Fest Friday, May 4th...

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Music
2:20 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Great Pianist and Composer Herbie Hancock Plays Jazz Fest Saturday, May 5th

Jazz Fest headliner Herbie Hancock has done it all in music: he's had hit records - won multiple Grammys - played in and led legendary bands - composed for television and film. At 72 - Herbie Hancock continues to travel the world making great music - and - since last summer - serving as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO. WWNO's Fred Kasten has more...

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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:57 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Great Pianist and Composer Herbie Hancock Plays Jazz Fest with His Quartet Saturday, May 5th

Herbie Hancock is one of the world's finest pianists – and a great composer.  He plays Jazz Fest with his quartet Saturday, May 5.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
3:15 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Iguanas to Debut New "Sin to Sin" CD at Jazz Fest Thursday, May 3rd

For over 20 years now Rod Hodges, Joe Cabral and the Iguanas have lured listeners onto the dance floor with their intoxicating blend of blues and Latin grooves.  Catch them playing music from their new CD Sin to Sin at Jazz Fest Thursday, May 3.

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Jazz Fest
10:20 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Springsteen Packs Them in for Jazz Fest

Bruce Springsteen has closed out the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with a 2 ½-hour show that combined crowd-pleasers such as "Born to Run" with the cover tune of his new CD, "Wrecking Ball."

Fans began staking out spots when the Fair Grounds opened at 11 a.m. Sunday, rushing from the entrance gates to spread blankets and set up chairs close to the stage. By the time Springsteen stepped on stage fans were stretched around the fairgrounds track, some standing 10 to 12 people deep.

American Idol Live
10:02 am
Mon April 30, 2012

La, Miss Fans Can Hear Hometown Idol Singers Live

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The "American Idol Live!" tour will stop in the home states of gospel singer Joshua Ledet and country rocker Skylar Laine. Ledet, Laine and the other Top 10 singers will be at the Louisiana Cajundome in Lafayette on July 30, and in the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson on July 31.

 

Pop Culture
10:59 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Shakira Shuts Out J-Lo At Latin Billboard

The hottest stars of Latin music strutted down the red carpet last night in South Florida, for the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. Host Michel Martin checks in with NPR Music's Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd to take a look at the winners, the losers, and the surprising snubs.

Jazz Fest Minutes
10:21 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Versatile and Accomplished New Orleans Pianist Larry Sieberth Plays Jazz Fest Seven Times in 2012

Larry Sieberth.

Larry Sieberth is one of New Orleans' most versatile and accomplished pianists and a top-notch arranger and composer – which may account for him landing 7 gigs at this year's fest – including Saturday, April 28th, with The Gospel According to Jazz, and Thursday, May 3rd, with the Joint's Jumpin'.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
11:26 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Bassist George Porter, Jr. Plays Jazz Fest with Runnin' Pardners May 3, and funky METERS May 6

Great New Orleans bassist George Porter, Jr. plays Jazz Fest with his longtime Runnin' Pardners Thursday, May 3, and with the funky METERS Sunday, May 6.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
2:29 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

New Orleans Trombonist Mark Mullins and Bonerama Play Jazz Fest Friday, May 4th

Mark Mullins.

New Orleans trombonist Mark Mullins, and his slidework colleague Craig Klein, formed Bonerama nearly 15 years ago to put the trombone front and center in a contemporary music ensemble – a notion Mullins began nurturing from his earliest days playing trombone.  Mark Mullins and Bonerama play Jazz Fest Friday, May 4th.

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