Paramount records was integral to the development of jazz and blues music in the United States....
This video for the Avett Brothers song "Bring Your Love To Me", from their 2013 album...

Presenting the 1st Annual Brass Menagerie Parade & Brass Ball

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.

Takin' It to the Streets: We Are One, Sunday, November 2

Second line season rolls on with the We Are One parade on Sunday, November 2. Check out Takin' It to the Streets to get the route sheet and hear Action Jackson talk with Jeneane Sanders of We Are One.

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.

Team 'OZ in the Crescent City Fall Classic

Team OZ shirt
Team 'OZ will participate in the Crescent City Fall Classic 5K on November 8! Follow the link for sign up information. WWOZ can raise $3000 for the most non-profit entrants in the Fall Classic 5-K, $1500 for the 2nd-most, and $750 for the 3rd-most.

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.

New Orleans artists at Voodoo Fest 2014

The Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is celebrating its 15th birthday this year, October 31-November 2. The lineup not only features national artists like the Foo Fighters and Skrillex, but also includes and some of the best acts New Orleans has to offer, such as Trombone Shorty, Rebirth, Bonerama, Big Freedia and over a dozen more.

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.

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.