Proud to share some good news from the continually up-and-coming New Orleans country-folk scene...
The latest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series)...

New Orleans Calling Episode 8: "The Love of Your Life"

Jackson Square
This week's episode of New Orleans Calling is entitled "The Love of Your Life. New Orleans is a city of great mystery and attraction -- and for many people, it's the love of their life. Some visitors to New Orleans plan to stay for a week, but stay a lifetime. This week we listen to love stories and songs about the Crescent City -- from both native New Orleanians and those who found their way here, with music by Dayna Kurtz, John Boutte, Paul Sanchez, Susan Cowsill, Lonnie Johnson, and many others.

Satchmo Seminars, 2014

Louis Armstrong
In addition to tons of great live music, Satchmo SummerFest included a series of eighteen seminars on all aspects of Louis Armstrong's life and career. If you missed them, never fear! You can see all of them here on

Heritage School Of Music Auditions: Saturday, September 13

Heritage School of Music
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free music school, the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, is accepting new students ages 10 to 17. Come to the auditions on Saturday, September 13, 10a, at Dillard University to get in that number.

Hear Highlights from "A Great Night in Harlem" 2013

WWOZ will be airing highlights from the 2013 edition of the Jazz Foundation of America's "A Great Night in Harlem," on Wednesday, September 3 from 4-5p. This highlights show includes performances by Macy Gray, Nicholas Payton, Henry Butler, Jonathon Batiste, John Hunter, Elvis Costello, among others.

Ponderosa Stomp's "Unsung Heroes" Exhibit at the Cabildo

The Ponderosa Stomp's "Unsung Heroes: The Secret History of Louisiana Rock n'Roll" exhibit at the Cabildo will be up through September, but it will close shortly thereafter. It celebrates Lousiana's formidable contribution to American music. Our state's blues, R&B, soul, rockabilly, swamp pop and garage artists played a significant role in shaping popular music and culture.

Video: WWOZ Interns, Summer 2014

This past summer, WWOZ hosted six interns from four colleges in the United States. Check out the video produced by another former WWOZ intern, Aristide Phillips, which reveals the tremendous energy, intelligence, and enthusiasm of WWOZ’s 2014 Summer Interns!

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.

Apply to Perform at Jazz Fest

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.

Recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini

This month, we bring you another great local recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini from Chef Dustin Brien of Magazine Street's Salu. This light yet decadent entree will take your summer grilling to the next level.