This Friday, December 19, you're invited to WWOZ's 34th birthday celebration at Tipitina...
"This is a New Orleans Christmas song," says Paul Sanchez, "Which means it involves...

Behind the Curtain: WWOZ's 34th Birthday

Davell Crawford
Join us on Friday, December 19th at 9 pm at Tipitina’s, as we celebrate WWOZ’s 34 years of chronicling the musical heritage of New Orleans! Behind the Curtain: 34 Years of WWOZ 90.7 is an evening-length celebration of New Orleans music, featuring Davell Crawford’s Tribute to James Booker, Ivan Neville’s tribute to the Neville Brothers, and DJ Soul Sister.

Busker Blog: Brian Belknap

Brian Belknap
In this second WWOZ video profile of New Orleans buskers, we meet Brian Belknap, a self-taught musician who left a troubled home at an early age, thumbed cross country, making what he could playing on the streets. Currently, he plays throughout San Francisco and seasonally on Royal Street.

Sunday Second Line: Big Nine, December 21

This year's Big Nine Parade happens on Sunday, December 21 at noon. Check out Takin' It to the Streets and your boy Action Jackson to get the route sheet and get out there!

BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project

BOUDIN is a year-long project which asks the New Orleans community to answer the question "How has New Orleans music saved your soul?" We will be collecting responses via audio, video and written narrative. All stories will live on BoudinMusicProject.com, some will be featured on WWOZ 90.7FM, and some will be taken as the base of a script for a 90 minute performance piece that will go up for five weeks around Jazz Fest 2015.

The WWOZ Interview

Our lastest batch of WWOZ Interviews includes chats with Deacon John, George Porter, Jr, and Big Pete of the Hot 8 Brass Band. OZ's hosts score great interviews with musicians and other people of note; check 'em out.

Cuttin' Class with the Dolores T. Aaron Academy Drumline

On Thursday, December 11, students from the Dolores T. Aaron Academy Drumline will took to the air waves at WWOZ in the most recent edition of Cuttin' Class. Cuttin' Class showcases NOLa's newest crop of young musicians in a series of live in-studio performances by middle and high school age students from the Greater New Orleans area.

WWOZ's 2014 in a Hundred Photos

Irma Thomas at Jazz Fest
Check our the work by our awesome volunteer photographers in this collection of one hundred (or so) terrific photos from 2014's in-studio performances, festivals, parades, and other events. Special thanks to Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, Kichea S. Burt, and Leon Morris, whose work accounts for most of the shots in this Flickr set.

WWOZ Show Hosts' Favorite Albums of 2014

CDs on a rack
WWOZ's show hosts have begun compiling lists of their favorite recordings of 2014. 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!

Recipe: Poached Speckled Trout with Sweet Potatoes

This month's recipe comes to us from Chef Joel Brown of Café Hope, a nonprofit culinary arts and life skills program for at-risk youth. Café Hope is currently the only seed-to-table restaurant on the Westbank and also offers a community garden that provides much of the produce used in the restaurant's dishes prepared daily by Chef Joel. Cafe Hope is hosting Hope & Holidays on the Steamboat Natchez Friday December 12th featuring live music, a silent auction, and food provided by some of New Orleans favorite restaurants.