This week’s program brings you the blues, inflections of West Africa, as well as a moment of Gospel, accompanied with music from Marcia Ball, Toubab Krewe, the Johnny Vidacovich Trio, the late Tommy Ridgely and many more. Alongside the music, we hear from a diplomat for a well-known spirit Bombay gins and Woody of Woody's fish tacos.
WWOZ is 33 years old--and yet we feel so young! Please join us on Thursday, December 5 and Saturday, December 7 to celebrate. On December 5, we'll be at the place where it all started, back in December of 1980: Tipitina's. And on Saturday, December 7, WWOZ and Kermit Ruffins invite you to a Block Party from 12 noon to 4 pm, at Kermit's Speakeasy on 1535 Basin Street.
WWOZ's show hosts have begun compiling lists of their favorite recordings of 2013. When it's time to shop for your favorite music lovers (or yourself!), let those-in-the-know point you to the latest & greatest sounds in the universe!
The 2014 Jazz on the French Riviera tour is now open for enrollment, from our partners, Cultural Tour Consultants. The tour includes day passes/preferential seating to the Nice Jazz Festival and Jazz à Juan (Cap d’Antibes) festivals of the French Riviera. Matt Lemmler will accompany the tour to share insight on jazz, New Orleans, and life as a jazz musician.
Applications are now available for the 2014 edition of CLASS GOT BRASS, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's contest for Louisiana high schools and middle schools to create second-line groups in the New Orleans brass band tradition. At stake are more than $20,000 worth of prizes - in the form of instruments for the winning schools' music programs.
There's tons to do in and around New Orleans this holiday season. Check our list of some of the many concerts, shows, and other celebrations. Cheers!