We're very sad to share the news of the passing of WWOZ jazz show host K Balewa. He was part of the WWOZ family for many years, and most recently served as the Wednesday morning host of the "Morning Set" contemporary jazz program. A memorial service will be held at 10am this Saturday, October 10 in Gonzales.
The Prince of Wales second line, happens this Sunday October 11. Check out Takin' It to the Streets with your boy Action Jackson for times, route sheets, interviews and more.
On October 17 and 18, we'll be doing a live audio and video broadcast from the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. This is the 10th annual incarnation of the Blues & BBQ Festival, coming to you live from Lafayette Square in New Orleans Central Business District. The event features a great lineup of contemporary Blues artists like Walter "Wolfman" Washington (left), delicious Louisiana barbecue, an arts market, and live painting.
The next episode of WWOZ's Cuttin' Class happens on Thursday, October 15 at noon with the Warren Easton High School Brass Band. 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.
2015 is the year of the Mardi Gras Indian Queen in New Orleans, and WWOZ and the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame are partnering to bring you a rare look inside this unique New Orleans Tradition, interviewing a different Mardi Gras Indian Queen every month. In the latest edition, we hear from Cherice Harrison-Nelson.
If you're looking to have an awesome autumn, check out this list of 2015 Fall Festivals & Events, including faves like the Ponderosa Stomp, Blues and BBQ Fest, VooDoo, and lots more.
WWOZ's video unit has been busy creating original videos featuring artists in performance at local festivals, special events, and in the WWOZ Studio. Artists include, among others, Davell Crawford, Mario Abney, and Ruthie Foster. And our "Busker Blog" series profiles notable street performers like Doreen Ketchens. Find it all at WWOZ Video Central.
Each week, we'll be featuring a different new release from a talented artist or band currently living in New Orleans. Artists featured recently include Christian Scott, The Rotten Cores, Daria and the Hip Drops, Charlie Dennard, Nicholas Payton, & more.
Salú's Potato and Cheddar Dumplings. This recipe for Potato and Cheddar Dumplings is featured on Salú's Oktoberfest Menu, beginning Saturday, September 19th and running through Sunday, October 4th. The menu consists of five hand picked German-inspired dishes alongside German beer specials.