Photos from Toussaint Tribute in Chicago

These photos were taken by friend and music fan Dennis McDonough.

Our fabulous background singers (who each sang some lead as well), Ayana Woods, Macie Stewart, and Sima Cunningham

Mike Reed

and Principal Instigator Steve Marquette.

Photos from Mars Ayler Xmas in New Orleans

Mars Williams has done a concert of Albert Ayler’s music mashed up with Christmas music for 9 years now. The last two years have included a New Orleans version. Here is a collection of images from the December 13, 2016 performance at Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans with Mars Williams, Jeff Albert, Rob Cambre, Helen Gillet, Jesse Morrow, and Paul Thibodeaux.

George Porter Tribute Band at Best of the Beat Awards

Every year, offBeat Magazine give a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Best of the Beat Awards show. This year George Porter was the deserving recipient. An all star tribute band was assembled for the occasion by George’s daughter, Katrina Porter-Dean.

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Horn section (l to r): Brian Graber, Khris Royal, Tracy Griffin, Mark Mullins, Jeff Albert. Front row (l to r): Art Neville, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, David Berard, Stanton Moore, Papa Mali, & Brint Anderson (out of picture to the right).

Jeff Albert Quintet in studio at WWOZ

The following pictures were taken on Tuesday, March 22, when the Jeff Albert Quintet performed live in studio for the WWOZ fund drive.

Jeff Albert, Aurora Nealand, Ray Moore

The horns: me, Aurora Nealand, and Ray Moore (Our regular member, guitarist Chris Alford) couldn’t be there, so Aurora cheerfully and ably helped us out)

Doug Garrison of the Jeff Albert Quintet

Doug Garrison on drums

Jesse Morrow

Jesse Morrow on bass

Jeff Albert has a Twitter account. Check him out at @jeffalbert

One more of yours truly.

Thanks to WWOZ’s flickr for the pics. Please support your public radio station(s).