Congrats to WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans for the new general manager, Beth Arroyo Utterback! We look forward to working with the station on live broadcasts for our fans from all over the world!
Also, P.S. what would New Orleans do without OffBeat Magazine? 🌹🌹
WWOZ has hired a new general manager, according to a press release. Beth Arroyo Utterback, 35-year public media veteran will lead the station's operations
Great news! Getting ready for Satchmo Summerfest!
Satchmo SummerFest attendance dipped for the third year in a row in 2016 after the event shifted to Jackson Square in the center of the French Quarter.
You don't want to miss this Sidney Bechet tribute by Aurora Nealand. Last year it sold out, so get your tickets with the quickness.
#sidneybechet #neworleansjazz #onlythefinest #snug #legends
Aurora Nealand pays tribute tonight to the legendary clarinetist from New Orleans Sidney Bechet. Bechet is another jazz musician whose name deserves to be coupled with Armstrong as the greatest of the New Orleans Jazz players. Living for much of his latter career in Europe, noted Swiss Conductor Ern
Snug's own Jason Patterson receives 2017 Jazz Journalists Association's Jazz Heroes Award. Send him a congrats and read below!
#everyoneneedsahero #jazz #proud #followyournola
"For the better part of three decades, Snug Harbor talent buyer Jason Patterson has provided New Orleans jazz fans with access to a wide-ranging mix of some of the world's most talented jazz artists. His work at Snug has arguably cemented the club's reputation as one of the top jazz venues in the country, while having positive impact on the careers of a dizzying number of local musicians.
Those accomplishments themselves have been essential to the development of the New Orleans jazz community through the years, but Patterson's devotion to jazz in the city extends far beyond the club's walls. Since the early 1990s Patterson has worked tirelessly to educate audiences - young and old, music-savvy and otherwise -- about America's indigenous art form.
As president of the non-profit New Orleans Jazz Celebration, Patterson has helped increase access to New Orleans jazz through free, family-friendly programs like the Nickel-a-Dance concert series he created to promote traditional jazz, the organization's education-meets-performance series of "Informances" and various international outreach programs.
Patterson's simultaneous 20-plus-year production of the Jazz at the Sandbar series at the University of New Orleans has developed a key element of that school's jazz program as well as the city's scene, giving young players a chance to perform with and learn from seasoned artists such as Johnny Vidacovich, Cyrus Chestnut, Nicholas Payton and Ingrid Jensen.
Through all of these endeavors, Patterson has approached his work with a genuine commitment to serving New Orleans artists while helping to sustain the music he so clearly loves. He's a true Jazz Hero, in the eyes of the New Orleans' jazz journalists." - Jennifer Odell