Join host Ronnie Littlejohn in the Gumbo Kitchen for a musical journey through the Crescent City.
The show explores New Orleans jazz, swampy funk, second-line brass bands and more. Add a dash of soul and gospel, with a pinch of New Orleans rhythm and blues, and you’ve got a delicious savoury gumbo!
- with Ronnie Littlejohn
Ronnie Littlejohn has a long history in the Canadian music scene. For 15 years, he fronted Planet Earth, one of Canada’s premier jazz, funk and soul bands. Planet Earth and Funk Embassy were touted as vanguards of the funk revival. Ronnie has shared the stage with some of music’s finest, including Maceo Parker, Betty Lavette, War, Russ Little, Kevin Breit, Donna Grantis, Guido Basso, Ben Riley and members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He has also made special appearances with Alex Lifeson, Lee Oskar, Holly Cole, Jackie Richardson, Doug Riley, Kevin Turcotte and others. His musical influences go back to the classic sounds of New Orleans. Ronnie is a self-trained vocalist who began singing to old 45s at the age of five — and his eclectic taste in music has added considerably to his collection over the years.
Programs: Gumbo Kitchen