Last Saturday night, WWOZ's new video team produced its first live stream. We streamed two sets from the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival: Big George Brock and the Ruthie Foster Band. If you missed it, no worries: you can see them both here.
In this first in a series of WWOZ video profiles of New Orleans buskers, we meet Dick Deluxe, whose long, tumultuous career includes playing with New Orleans greats Earl King and Queen Ida, as well as many years of score writing with Clubfoot Orchestra virtuoso Richard Marriott.
The Kennedy Center has selected New Orleans for "Ensuring The Arts For Any Given Child", a program launched to help cities address the urgent need to restore arts education in the schools. New Orleans' Any Given Child project was initiated by a group of several local organizations, including the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
Temperatures are finally cooling off a bit, and that means it's time to get out to Armstrong Park's "Jazz in the Park" series! Season 6 started on September 4, but there are still plenty of great acts in the coming weeks, including, among many others, Kermit, Rebirth, Corey Henry (left), Cyril Neville, Erica Falls, and Stephanie Jordan. The shows run from 4-8pm each Thursday.
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.