The third Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival happens September 26-27 with a lineup includes Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters, Ana Popovic, Vasti Jackson, JJ Grey & Mofro, Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, among others. WWOZ will be there for a live broadcast.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation will be opening the new George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center this December. Works by artists living and working in Louisiana, which reflect the state's music and culture, will be purchased or commissioned for exhibition in the Center. Interested artists are invited to submit existing work and/or a proposal of work(s) they would create for the project.
The Grammy Foundation Grant Program is seeking applications for music preservation and research projects. With funding provided by The Recording Academy, the Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals whose efforts advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
We're proud to share this, the first effort of WWOZ's brand-spanking new video production unit: Lazy Lester sounding great at 81, doing "They Call Me Lazy" backed by the Lil' Buck Sinegal Band, recorded at the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, LA on August 15. Props to videographers Charlie Steiner and Aristide Phillips!
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.
Applications are now being accepted from Louisiana-based musicians interested in performing at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The deadline to apply is October 1.
Have your meal the old fashion New Orleans way... put the booze in your food! This apple cider and beer-braised pork belly recipe comes to you from Chef Daniel Esses, 3 Muses, and Louisiana Cookin' Magazine.