This is the first full week of Springtime in the Northern Hemisphere and when that happens we start repeating this mantra…”The Last Weekend in April Through The First Weekend in May.” That’s when the world famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival happens in The Crescent City and this year’s lineup is filled with some of MOJA’s greats who’ll be taking the stages at The Fairgrounds and at clubs all over town to play during Jazzfest. We’re celebrating this fact and looking forward to the beginning of festival season, and warmer weather, all week long on “The World’s MOdern JAzz Radio Channel! So read on and we’ll give you a quick rundown on how we’ll do just that. Then go to the website at www.mojaradio.com for all the details.
Monday (March 20th)…We began the week with a birthday celebration for the great, young vibes master STEFON HARRIS, who turns 44 on Thursday, April 23rd, on MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS. (Airs every Monday at Noon & 9 PM Eastern/9 AM & 6 PM Pacific) & next Monday we’ll focus on another late, great MOJA master and kick off a week-long celebration of his life and work. It’s saxophone giant, MICHAEL BRECKER, who would have been 68 on March 29th!
Tuesday…On Tuesday you hear our patented features THE ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS and THIS IS ACID JAZZ, with an hour of the music plus comments from the man who created the genre, English Pirate Radio DJ Gilles Peterson. (Airs every Tuesday and Sunday at 9 AM & 9 PM Eastern/6 AM & 6 PM Pacific) + THE ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS at Noon ET/9 AM Pacific! + Listen for the artists who’ll play this year’s NOLA Jazz Fest on each edition of THE ATTACK!
Wednesday…We’ll get you in the mood for the 2017 NOLA Jazz Fest this Wednesday and Sunday as we present GALACTIC LIVE @ JAZZFEST 2006, as Stanton Moore and the boys took the stage for the first Jazz Fest after Hurricane Katrina, on LIVE @ MOJALand! (Airs every Wednesday at 9 AM & 9 PM Eastern/6 AM & 6 PM Pacific…and Sunday at 11 AM & 11 PM Eastern/8 AM & 8 PM Pacific) + more JAZZY JAMBANDS at Noon ET/9 AM Pacific! + Listen for the artists who’ll play this year’s NOLA Jazz Fest on each edition of THE ATTACK!
Thursday…On this week’s edition of THE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE we’ll present 8 new MOJA releases including the new work of MOJA superstars like BILLY CHILDS, JEFF “TAIN” WATTS & more. (Airs every Thursday at 9 AM & 9 PM Eastern/6 AM & 6 PM Pacific…and Sunday at 10 AM & 10 PM Eastern/7 AM & 7 PM Pacific) + more JAZZY JAMBANDS at Noon ET/9 AM Pacific! + Listen for the artists who’ll play this year’s NOLA Jazz Fest on each edition of THE ATTACK!
Friday…We’ll place our focus away from the more hard-edged, guitar-rock sound of Fusion on the next edition of our weekly special IF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION with one we call THE FUNKY SIDE OF FUSION! Listen for Southern Funk, Hammond Organ-dominated Soul Jazz and more. (Beginning every hour from 7 AM-Midnight Eastern/4 AM-9 PM Pacific)
Saturday…All day Saturday join us for the next edition of WORDS & MUSIC we simply call 2017 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST PREVIEW, as we present conversation Russ Davis enjoyed over the years with 8 of the MOJA greats from New Orleans and all over the world who will be coming to NOLA for this year’s festivities, followed by their music. (Beginning every hour from Noon-Midnight Eastern/9 AM-9 PM Pacific)
Sunday…The Sunday Specials (Airing 9 AM-1 PM Eastern & replayed 9 PM-1 AM ET/6-10 AM & PM Pacific)