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On the Future of Live Music in New Orleans

An Open Letter from WWOZ General Manager David Freedman to Mayor Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council, regarding the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance now before the City Council, and fourteen questions about the consequences of that Ordinance for live music in New Orleans.

Presenting the 1st Annual Brass Menagerie Parade & Brass Ball

Big Sam
Brass Menagerie Parade and Brass Ball, November 8 Text: WWOZ and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will host the first annual Brass Menagerie Parade and Brass Ball fundraising party on Saturday, November 8. The Brass Menagerie Parade will feature ten New Orleans brass bands, including the Free Agents and the Lagniappe Brass Band, as well as ten of New Orleans’ favorite marching krewes.

2014 Blues and BBQ Fest: Video Highlights

Bobby Rush
Props to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation for another great Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. WWOZ's video unit live streamed a number of acts from the St. Charles Avenue Stage last weekend. Check out the complete sets from five of those acts (Bobby Rush, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Vasti Jackson, Papa Mali, and Denise LaSalle), over 5 hours of video in total.

Cuttin' Class with Warren Easton High

On Thursday, October 9, students from Warren Easton High took to the air waves at WWOZ in the most recent edition of Cuttin' Class. Cuttin' Class showcases NOLa's newest crop of young musicians in a series of live in-studio performances by middle and high school age students from the Greater New Orleans area.

Join us at d.b.a. Brooklyn on October 22

While we're in NYC to live broadcast A Great Night in Harlem, we're planning an event at d.b.a. in Brooklyn on October 22. $10 (suggested donation) gets you a free beer from our co-sponsors (Bayou Teche Brewing) and a raffle ticket. Prizes include a much-coveted Brass Pass. Music will be provided by Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers and Cedryl Ballou of Lake Charles.

The WWOZ Interview

Check out our lastest batch of WWOZ Interviews, including chats with Branford Marsalis and Big Sam Williams. OZ's hosts score great interviews with musicians and other people of note; check 'em out.

New Orleans Film Festival: October 16-23

The New Orleans Film Festival is coming! This is a big year for the festival-- its 25th anniversary. The event will be taking place in theaters and spots converted to theaters across New Orleans from October 16-23. This year's lineup features a number of excellent films that relate to music, including the Jon Brewer biopic "BB King: The Life of Riley," "Big Star: Live in Memphis" featuring Alex Chilton, and "The Big Beat," with the story of the partnership between Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew.

Recipe: Zapps-crusted Cobia with Garden Vegetable Hash

This month we celebrate unexpected spices, a hearty meal, and some unworldly smoked tomato butter sauce. This recipe uses New Orleans famous Zapps chips to crust a fish fillet and is brilliantly complimented along side some fresh garden vegetable hash. Our Zapps-crusted Cobia with Garden Vegetable Hash recipe is courtesy of Chef Brad McGehee of Ye Olde College Inn.