[JPL] MSN to Stream New Orleans Jazz Fest

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Fri Apr 14 11:13:27 EDT 2006


I always listen to the WWOZ live broadcasts from the Fairgrounds, in my 
car radio on the way into the festival during Jazz Fest week. They 
always feature a great mix of music, including jazz.
Can't wait.

Philip Booth


----- Original Message -----
From: David Kunian <dkunian at bellsouth.net>
Date: Friday, April 14, 2006 9:26 am
Subject: Re: [JPL] MSN to Stream New Orleans Jazz Fest
To: Jazz Programmers Mailing List <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>

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> WWOZ will be broadcasting from the Fairgrounds and will be doing 
> some 
> acts from the Jazztent as well as other blues, zydeco, cajun, and 
> traditional acts from across the festival.  The performers are 
> still 
> being contacted, but it will be streamed from www.wwoz.org with 
> our 
> always interesting programmers, interviews, and whomever else 
> stops by 
> our hospitality tent.
> 
> Better yet, book a ticket and come on down and see and hear for 
> yourselves.  New Orleans needs your spirit and cash.  Brass Passes 
> that 
> get you into the festival each day with no lines are still 
> available.  
> Again, www.wwoz.org or 504-568-1238.
> 
> dk
> 
> Jim Wilke wrote:
> 
> > Amazing - and not a jazz act among the ones they're covering!   
> Well, 
> > I guess that's one way to mainstream "jazz".   Too bad they 
> weren't 
> > required to carry some jazz in their coverage.
> >
> > Will WWOZ stream the jazz tent?  That would be great news.  Irv 
> > Mayfield, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Christian Scott, 
> Wess 
> > Anderson, Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins, Astral Project, 
> Donald 
> > Harrison, George Coleman, Eddie Palmieri, Amina Figarova, Ellis 
> > Masalis, Lew Tabackin, Nicholas Payton. et al   Wow!
> >
> > jw
> >
> >
> > On Thursday, April 13, 2006, at 07:13  PM, MFT Jazz wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>      MSN to Stream New Orleans Jazz Fest
> >>
> >> MSN recently announced plans to stream live and on-demand 
> coverage of 
> >> the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, being held in the 
> Big 
> >> Easy on the consecutive weekends of April 28-30 and May 5-7. 
> The 
> >> company apparently beat out a number of other portal sites 
> interested 
> >> in broadcasting the event.
> >>
> >> Among the many big name performers scheduled for the festival 
> are 
> >> Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffet, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Fats 
> Domino, 
> >> and Ani DiFranco. MSN plans to only cover a number of center-
> stage, 
> >> “anchor” performances, as the event spans a big area of the 
> city and 
> >> includes many lesser-known acts.
> >>
> >> The festival, which has been a part of New Orleans’ cultural 
> heritage 
> >> since the 1970’s, is especially important and attention-
> grabbing this 
> >> year because it will help revitalize the city’s devastated 
> economy 
> >> and tourism in the wake of last year’s hurricanes.
> >>
> >> This plan is part of an ongoing expansion of MSN’s 
> entertainment 
> >> coverage and sponsorship offerings for advertisers. The top-
> three 
> >> portal streamed video of the Live 8 concert last July, as well 
> as the 
> >> “Jam Rock” Bob Marley festival held this past February.
> >>
> >> Though they plan to incorporate some of their advertising 
> partners 
> >> into their exclusive sponsorship of the event, MSN had no 
> specific 
> >> brands to mention at time of press.
> >>
> >> **
> >> -- 
> >>
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> >>
> >
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