New Orleans Music http://www.kplu.org en Marcia Ball Performs Live in the KPLU Studios http://www.kplu.org/post/marcia-ball-performs-live-kplu-studios <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pianist/singer Marcia Ball is one of the best-known &nbsp;players of Louisiana blues, swamp blues and </span>boogie-woogie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. While in town for a show at Jazz Alley, we were lucky enough to have Marcia stop by for a solo performance and interview hosted by All Blues&#39; John Kessler.&nbsp;</span></p><p>http://youtu.be/uBWjaKgGxac</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:31:44 +0000 John Kessler & Justin Steyer 9931 at http://www.kplu.org Marcia Ball Performs Live in the KPLU Studios Jazz film review: 'Treme Life,' a love letter to New Orleans http://www.kplu.org/post/jazz-film-review-treme-life-love-letter-new-orleans <p>James Demaria, photographer, filmmaker and soul searcher, became friends with trumpeter Kermit Ruffins about 5 years ago. They decided to try to make a film about Kermit&rsquo;s musical upbringing in New Orleans&rsquo; Treme neighborhood.</p><p>The result, &quot;Treme Life,&quot; turned into a love letter to New Orleans.</p><p><a href="http://groovenotes.org/2012/01/23/film-review-treme-life-a-love-letter-to-new-orleans/"><strong>Read more on Groove Notes.</strong></a></p><p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:14:09 +0000 Robin Lloyd 3880 at http://www.kplu.org Jazz film review: 'Treme Life,' a love letter to New Orleans A Tour of Treme with Donald Harrison and Glen David Andrews http://www.kplu.org/post/tour-treme-donald-harrison-and-glen-david-andrews <p>In this studio session, we welcomed Donald Harrison (alto saxophone, congas) and Glen David Andrews (trombone), both of whom were born in New Orleans’ Treme neighborhood, cut their musical teeth on the music of Treme, and can be seen in the HBO television series, <a href="http://www.hbo.com/treme/index.html" target="_blank"><em>Treme</em></a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Currently they’re also part of an ever-changing line-up of New Orleans musicians touring with a show called <em>A Night In Treme</em> which is bringing the music of Treme’s Congo Square to cities all over America - <a href="http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1163067">including Seattle's Jazz Alley through Sunday night</a>.</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 22:47:45 +0000 Justin Steyer, Kevin Kniestedt & Nick Morrison 2533 at http://www.kplu.org A Tour of Treme with Donald Harrison and Glen David Andrews Allen Toussaint live at KPLU http://www.kplu.org/post/allen-toussaint-live-kplu <p>Pianist, vocalist, producer and songwriting legend (<em>and</em> Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame inductee), <strong><a href="http://www.allentoussaint.com" target="_blank">Allen Toussaint </a></strong>stopped by the KPLU studios on June 1 and took us on a sweet and uplifting trip to New Orleans with his music.</p><p>Mr. Toussaint has crossed many paths in his illustrious career in music. He has produced, written for, and performed with music giants such as <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/dr-john-studio-session">Dr. John</a>, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Boz Scaggs and <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/irma-thomas-live-kplu">Irma Thomas</a> to name a few.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 18:55:23 +0000 Justin Steyer, Abe Beeson & Nick Morrison 1838 at http://www.kplu.org Allen Toussaint live at KPLU