Mary Jane Hooper - I’ve Got Reasons [iTunes link]
My friend Les has been keeping those of us outside New Orleans on top of what’s going on down there with the cleanup effort, BP’s response, etc. via regular updates on Facebook.
I haven’t found anyone still following the BP spill story as thoroughly as him elsewhere, and figured I’d point people to him as a primary source. I reached out to him and asked if he’d be okay with me referring people to him on Facebook, and he said no problem.
Feel free to friend him on Facebook here to get his updates.
Musical director Trombone Shorty
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Roger Lewis (Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
Phil and Keith Frazier (Rebirth Brass Band)
Video Design - Yuki Nakajima
Stage Design - Alex Delaunay
The Red Hot series returns to the Next Wave Festival (Red Hot + Riot, 2006; Red Hot + Rio 2, 2008) with Red Hot + New Orleans, saluting the music of the Crescent City.
From its deep traditions of jazz, blues, funk, and “second line” sounds to the more raucous “bounce” music scene, an exceptional group of emerging artists and established legends assembles to celebrate the resurgent and resilient sound of New Orleans, a city whose spirit has influenced countless artists and styles. Join music director Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews (one of the many NO musicians featured in the new HBO series Treme), as he brings a little piece of The Big Easy to Brooklyn.
This program is produced by BAM in association with The Red Hot Organization in recognition of World AIDS Day (Dec 1). Part of the proceeds will benefit New Orleans’ NO/AIDS Task Force.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, NY
120 min, no intermission
Tickets: $25, 45, 55, 65
Produced by BAM & Paul Heck / Red Hot Organization