The New Orleans Jazz National Historical is proud to partner with WWNO (89.9 FM in New Orleans) to produce Talkin' Jazz with Fred Kasten. Talkin' Jazz is offered monthly live at the Old U.S. Mint. Each interview is approximately 8 minutes long and was produced by WWNO from the original footage captured live at the park. To hear more of WWNO's excellent coverage of New Orleans music and culture, please visit wwno.org/term/music.
Pianist Ellis Marsalis holds a richly deserved place in its upper echelons of New Orleans jazz history. His accomplishments as a musician and educator are of the highest order.Listen in on some of WWNO's Fred Kasten recent interview of Marsalis for the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park's new "Talkin' Jazz" live interview series at the Old U.S. Mint, touching on topics such as his formative experiences growing up in New Orleans and the Jefferson Parish community of Shrewsbury.
WWNO's Fred Kasten interviews Gregg Stafford, one of the Crescent City's most talented, deeply-rooted and musically-committed trumpeters and vocalists whose rich mix of passion, expertise, energy and sense of humor always makes for good listening and happy audiences.
Dr. Michael White
Listen in on some of Fred Kasten's interview with clarinetist Dr. Michael White whose Original Liberty Jazz Band play authentic New Orleans traditional jazz as well as any ensemble on the planet. Their combination of deep knowledge of the tradition, top-notch musicianship, spontaneity, contemporary relevance and passion makes for an exhilarating listening experience - whether live or recorded.
Topsy Chapman is one of New Orleans' finest singers, adept at gospel, blues, rhythm and blues and jazz. Her trio Solid Harmony- with daughters Yolanda Windsay and Jolynda Phillips - is one of the best, most soulful vocal harmony groups working today. It all started for Topsy Chapman on a farm in Kentwood, Louisiana - a farm where gospel music was raised right along with the cotton. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story...