Auditions for the Spring 2015 semester of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free music program - the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music - happen at 10a on Saturday, Januray 24. They'll also be holding auditions at the same time for two new programs: The Jazz & Heritage All-City Big Band and the Jazz & Heritage Brass Band. All three programs are free and open to students ages 10-17 from throught the greater New Orleans region.
Runners, dancers, and walkers -- come out on Sunday, February 8 for the 504K Run from the Marigny to Bywater and back! It starts at 8:30a at 401 Mandeville Street in the Marigny, and goes into the Bywater and back. There's a post-run party at the finish line, featuring Evan Christopher, Kermit Ruffins, the Big Easy Rollergirls, food, drinks, and more. The event is produced by Youth Run NOLA, and also benefits Make Music NOLA, McDonough 35 High School, and WWOZ.
This year's Ladies & Men of Unity parade happens on Sunday, January 25 at noon. Check out Takin' It to the Streets and your boy Action Jackson to get the route sheet and get out there!
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.
Carnival 2015 is on! Twelfth Night has come and gone, with the Phunny Phorty Phellows streetcar ride and the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc's annual procession through the Quarter. Krewe du Vieux happens January 31, and Fat Tuesday comes on February 17. Here's to another terrific Carnival season in the Crescent City.
Here's your 2015 Jazz Fest lineup, hot off the presses! Why do we love Jazz Fest so much? It has the world's greatest music lineup, a dizzying array of amazing food and drink, and the warm happy vibe of family reunion.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation supports community involvement in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell by distributing thousands of free tickets. The Foundation’s Community Outreach Tickets program makes free Jazz Fest tickets available to those who otherwise could not afford to attend the festival. The tickets are distributed through social service organizations such as nonpfofit, educational, religious, government and community agencies - and they are for use only by clients of those organizations with financial hardships. Apply by March 9.
For five nights, January 12-16, it was time for international jazz on WWOZ: we live streamed from Danilo Perez's Jazz Club at the American Trade Hotel Panama, in conjunction with the 2015 Panama Jazz Festival. Check out recordings of our video streams of performances and photos of the event.
This Peruvian staple balances freshness and spice that creates a balanced, rich, and delicious dish. Serve alongside
your side of choice such as lettuce or plantains and eat directly after preparation. Sometimes a twist of oregano, cilantro, and habanero is all you need to warm up a winter's day! Enjoy.