On this week’s program we enjoy an hour of The Iguanas, a mainstay on roots rock scene in New Orleans, as they return to Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl. We also stop by Magazine Street's beloved Rum House for some Carribean style tacos. Finally, we visit the Dinner Lab, an underground supper club, for five courses of traditional Thai food.
The Sync Up Conference, held during Jazz Fest at NOMA in City Park, is New Orleans’ top forum for entertainment industry leaders, covering music, film and digital media from the perspective of independent artists. Sync Up is free but requires pre-registration. You can also watch Sync Up live streaming in real-time video here at WWOZ.org, starting at 10 a.m. CST every day of the conference.
Tickets are on sale for Piano Night, which happens April 28 at the House of Blues. It'll be another epic night of music, food, and 'OZ love! This year's lineup includes, among others, Confirmed so far: Ellis Marsalis, Jon Cleary, Davell Crawford, John Gros, Marcia Ball, Cyrus Chestnut and Joe Krown. Piano Night is 'OZ's flagship benefit event and has become a tradition among lovers of New Orleans music.
The last edition of Cuttin' Class happened on Thursday, April 17, when the Edna Karr High School Brass Band, under the direction of Chris Herrero, took to the air waves on WWOZ.
Jazz Fest 2014 starts a week from Friday! Why do we love it so much? It has the world's greatest music lineup, a dizzying array of amazing food and drink, and the warm happy vibe of family reunion. And don't forget, we'll be live broadcasting some of the choicest parts.
Are you one of those 'OZilians dying to get your hands on the slab o' brass? We've done pickup at several locations around town and at LMF's new location (not the Mint as in recent years) during French Quarter Fest. You can also get 'em at the 'OZ studios during set hours. Get exact dates and times here.
Several of WWOZ's show hosts have agreed to share their "Not-to-be-missed-lists" for Jazz Fest 2014. Take advantage of their vast stores of musical knowledge and make it your best Jazz Fest yet.
What's better than some good ole fashioned cornbread? Cornbread with fresh jalapenos and shrimp that is! Cook up a batch of this traditional recipe from Brigsten's New Orleans restaurant to share with friends and family for a light treat but certainly not skimping on taste.