Friday, May 1, 2020

Live Streams: WWOZ Jazz Festing In Place: An On Air Festival Day 6

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: WWOZ Jazz Festing In Place: An On Air Festival

RtBE loves Jazzfest in New Orleans. Not being able to attend this year is sad, but understandable considering the spread of this virus so the next best thing is happening as the fantastic WWOZ is presenting Jazz Festing In Place:

WWOZ will broadcast all 8 days for 8 hours each day-- 11am-7pm, the same days and hours as the originally-scheduled Jazz Fest! Tune in April 23-26 and April 30-May 3.
We’re even creating our own special cubes highlighting the schedule which will include some of the best performances in the history of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. 
Dr. John, Fats Domino, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, The Meters, Allen Toussaint, Henry Butler, Marcia Ball, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, The Radiators, Big Freedia, Ernie K-Doe, Ellis Marsalis, Danny Barker, The Rebirth Brass Band, Bob French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, and many other jazz, blues, cajun, and zydeco artists.

We'll also be airing the rarely heard "Fire Benefit" from 1974 featuring Professor Longhair, the Wild Magnolias, and Dr. John.

The 8-day broadcast will also include interview segments highlighting the music, food, crafts and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana to give the feeling of a wide-reaching cultural festival. We will also be sharing recipes for some of your favorite Jazz Fest cuisine, and also help you connect with local festival food and craft vendors.
The next best thing to being there. RtBE will be posting every day to remind you to join in. Please support WWOZ as they are one of the best radio stations in the world.

Last weekend was amazing, WWOZ did a bang up job, every single set we caught was worth our time and got us feeling like we were at Jazz Fest in our living room. RtBE can't wait for this weekend and since we can't be there in person, this is the next best thing.

To get excited for Jazzfest In Place and WWOZ's coverage here is Little Freddie King who has a set later today (around 2:30 Central):

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