Good Morning Music Lovers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year; no Andy Williams, not Christmas, Day 1 of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet!
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending April 22, 2016-- so much is going on!
As a Funkateer of several years, I'm excited to share the following events happening this weekend, the first weekend of Jazz Fest. Both on Sunday, April 24 - one in the daytime and one in the night. Twice the fun(K)!
At each Piano Night, WWOZ selects a special honoree, a keeper of the New Orleans piano tradition flame; someone who has been highly influential in New Orleans music and the New Orleans style. There are few more influential than our 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Allen Toussaint; a selection that was decided before his death last November.
Based in the Carrollton neighborhood, The Uptown Shepherd Senior Center is a vital resource for the elderly population of New Orleans. They will be hosting a casual benefit at The Rusty Nail (1100 Constance St.
It's always a good time for live music in New Orleans but the weekends of Jazz Fest and the days surrounding it are always especially ripe with amazing acts. Here are just a few of my personal picks for Jazz Fest after shows, day-by-day.
As part of WWOZ’s continuing effort to align staffing for the media world of 2016 and beyond, Scott Borne has been promoted to Director of Music. The semantic change from his previous title, Music Director, indicates that his duties now extend to supervision of music across all platforms, including live recordings and broadcasts, online audio and artist relations.
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending April 15, 2016: