Satchmo Summer Fest, the annual summer festival honoring the late, great Louis Armstrong, is happening from Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2. Satchmo SummerFest features local music with a focus on contemporary and traditional jazz and brass bands. The community festival also features ‘Red Bean Alley' with food booths operated by some of New Orleans finest restaurants, open throughout the festival weekend.
To celebrate the kickoff of Satchmo SummerFest 2015, WWOZ will do a live broadcast of Yoshio Toyama and the Dixie Saints from Snug Harbor at 8p on Friday, July 31.
It's never too early to start thinking about next year's Jazz Fest! WWOZ's supply of Brass Passes ran out earlier than ever last year... By contributing to receive your Brass Pass now, you get it at last year's contribution level ($500, part of which is tax deductible.) We'll be celebrating the brass pass launch at Louisiana Music Factory, 421 Frenchmen Street, throughout Satchmo SummerFest, July 31 - August 2. Stop by from 11a to 7p all three days. Get your Brass Pass in person and enter a raffle for a free Brass Pass so that you can bring a guest!
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Each week this summer, we'll be featuring a different new release from a talented artist or band currently living in New Orleans. Artists featured so far include The New Orleans Jazz Vipers, The Tin Men, Jamison Ross, Long Sidewalks, the Deslondes, and Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott.
A big thank you to WWOZ’s Krewe of Roux members! By donating monthly, year round, you keep the station going during the slow summer months and limit the number of times we need to make on air appeals. Find out more about the Krewe of Roux at wwoz.org or by calling (504) 568-1239 during business hours.
WWOZ's video unit has been busy creating original videos featuring artists in performance at local festivals, special events, and in the WWOZ Studio. Artists include, among others, Davell Crawford, Mario Abney, and Ruthie Foster. And our "Busker Blog" series profiles notable street performers like Doreen Ketchens. Find it all at WWOZ Video Central.
2015 is the year of the Mardi Gras Indian Queen in New Orleans, and WWOZ and the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame are partnering to bring you a rare look inside this unique New Orleans Tradition, interviewing a different Mardi Gras Indian Queen every month. In the latest edition, we hear from Pauline 'Ree' Johnson.
This simple, yet undeniable summer staple comes courtesy of Salú Bistro and Bar as a feature on their July BBQ Menu. Salu's recipe reinvents the classic side dish with decadent pork belly, veal stock, and of course some brown sugar. The entree pairing of your choice is going to have to put up a fight to next to these beans!