Cosimo Matassa was born in the US in 1926, a single generation after a vigilante mob stormed the...
Here's a felicitous mix of jazz and bluegrass: the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del...

In Memoriam: Cosimo Matassa

Memorial services for legendary New Orleans recording engineer and studio owner Cosimo Matassa will be held on Tuesday, September 16, with visitation from 8:30a until 3p at Metairie Funeral Home. A private service will follow. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family and friends.

WWOZ Video: Lazy Lester Live in Lafayette

Lazy Lester
We're proud to share this, the first effort of WWOZ's brand-spanking new video production unit: Lazy Lester sounding great at 81, doing "They Call Me Lazy" backed by the Lil' Buck Sinegal Band, recorded at the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, LA on August 15. Props to videographers Charlie Steiner and Aristide Phillips!

Call for Artwork for the Jazz & Heritage Center

George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation will be opening the new George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center this December. Works by artists living and working in Louisiana, which reflect the state's music and culture, will be purchased or commissioned for exhibition in the Center. Interested artists are invited to submit existing work and/or a proposal of work(s) they would create for the project.

Grammy Foundation Funding for Music Preservation and Research

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The Grammy Foundation Grant Program is seeking applications for music preservation and research projects. With funding provided by The Recording Academy, the Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals whose efforts advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

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.

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: Apple Cider and Beer-Braised Pork Belly Over Scallion Pancake

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.