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Plucking The Celtic Harp Strings at The Hispanic Heritage Festival

Tue, 10/18/16
Rounding out Hispanic Heritage Month, Ecos Latinos, Jean Lafitte National Jazz Historical Park & Preserve, and The New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park presents the Latino Heritage Festival to take place Saturday Oct.22, 2016 and Saturday Oct. 29, at 2.30 pm at the Louis... Read more

New music spotlight: WWOZ #44 'If Only You Knew'

Tue, 10/18/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Each year, WWOZ puts out a new CD with some of the best sounds of New Orleans and where we've been in the previous 12 months. CD #44, If Only You Knew, is one of the finest we've put together yet, filled with rip-roaring music from local and national acts recorded live by W... Read more

New Orleans musicians share why 'OZ is important to them

Mon, 10/17/16
Why support WWOZ? Here's why from New Orleans musicians James Andrews, Joe Lastie, Benny Turner, Derrick Freeman, Meschiya Lake, the Pinettes Brass Band, John 'Papa' Gros, and so many more! Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/14/16

Sat, 10/15/16
1     Mighty Quinn     Ramsey Lewis     03:13     Maiden Voyage     2016/10/14 22:02:45 2     I Shall Be Released     Marion Williams     04:32     The New Message     2016/10/14 22:06:32 3     Knockin' On Heaven's Door     Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers     06:57     ... Read more

5 things to know for 10/14-10/20

Fri, 10/14/16
1) It's a good weekend in New Orleans as the weather is cooling down and there's lots to do! The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest is happening Friday through Sunday at Lafayette Square. Check out the lineup here. If you can't make it down, we'll be video streaming live all we... Read more

Papa Mali 'Honey Bee'

Thu, 10/13/16
In anticipation of the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest this weekend, we're sharing some performance highlights from the last two years at the festival this week. Today's performance comes from Papa Mali in 2014. Read more

Meet the new Wednesday New Orleans Music Show Host: Derrick Freeman

Wed, 10/12/16
Happy to announce our new Wednesday New Orleans Music Show host! Derrick Freeman will host his first permanent New Orleans Music Show today from 11a-2p. In addition to his skills on-air, Derrick is also a talented musician-- his work includes twenty years of percussion for ... Read more

Little Freddie King 'Bad News'

Wed, 10/12/16
In anticipation of the upcoming Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest (Oct. 14-16), we're sharing some performance highlights from the last two years at the festival this week. Today's performance comes from Little Freddie King with 'Bad News' last year at the festival. Read more

Farewell to Shooglenifty frontman and renowned Scottish fiddler Angus R. Grant.

Tue, 10/11/16
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
  Celtic music has lost a great musician with the recent passing of celebrated Lochaber fiddler Angus R. Grant, front man for the groundbreaking Celtic fusion group Shooglenifty. Grant passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 following a short illness at the age of 49. As a fo... Read more

Jazz & Heritage Foundation Awards $700,000 in Community Partnership Grants

Tue, 10/11/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation celebrated 254 Community Partnership Grant Winners at a ceremony at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Monday, October 10. Over $700,000 was awarded to the grant recipients in four categories: - Louisiana-based non-... Read more

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