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Next Saturday at Midnight - See What You'll Hear

Sun, 12/01/13
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Join us this Saturday midnight to 3am Sunday morning for "music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of..."   Music from golden age of Americana, the 1950s to 1970s, when race and popular records broke though the separation barriers.  Inspired us.  Made us bet... Read more

'OZ Birthday Indoor Block Party, Saturday December 7

Sun, 12/01/13
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ is 33 years old--and yet we feel so young! Help us celebrate by joining us on Saturday, December 7 for a "Block Party" indoors from 12 noon to 4 pm, at Kermit's Speakeasy. Kermit will be BBQing, and we'll have live music by the Baby Boyz Brass Band and Guitar Slim Jr! Read more

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, "Hanukkah"

Thu, 11/28/13
Authored by David Stafford
In honor of Hanukkah season, which began last night, here's the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra with a short (5 min, 17 sec) collection of Hanukkah melodies, put together by their lead trombonist and artistic director, Paul Ferguson.     Read more

Music Video: Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials with Marcia Ball & CJ Chenier, "Caledonia"

Wed, 11/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
This video comes from Chicago's Alligator Records, whose roster includes a number of Louisiana artists. Here, two of them (Marcia Ball and CJ Chenier) join Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials, Corey Harris, and Polish bluesman Irek Dudek for a rousing version of the jump blues cla... Read more

News from City Noise Ordinance/CZO Public Input Hearing on 11/20/2013

Mon, 11/25/13
Authored by Andrew Grafe
In what may be the final weeks of the citizens of New Orleans’ chance to offer input into the upcoming revision of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance--which governs zoning throughout metro New Orleans--issues of when, where and who can offer live music continue to stir cont... Read more

Three by Sonny Landreth, Live at WFUV

Mon, 11/25/13
Authored by David Stafford
Props to our public radio siblings at Fordham Univesity's WFUV for these three songs by Lousisana bluesman Sonny Landreth ("Wonderide", "Forgotten Story", and "Cherry Ball Blues"), recorded August 2, 2012 in WFUV's Studio A in New York. "Wonderide":   "Forgotten Story":  ... Read more

Youssou N'Dour at the Africa Festival

Fri, 11/22/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's 16 minutes of Youssou N'Dour, the great Senegalese singer, songwriter and precussionist (not to mention his country's current Minister of Tourism & Culture and "perhaps the most famous singer alive" in Senegal and much of Africa) preforming at the Africa Festival in ... Read more

Theresa Andersson :: Full Session via Liveset

Tue, 11/19/13
Authored by David Stafford
This Theresa Andersson Liveset performance was streamed live on December 14, 2010 from the Martine Chaisson Gallery on Camp St. in downtown New Orleans. It was published on Jun 28, 2012. The set includes "Oh Mary", "Blue Skies", Fats Domino's "It Keeps Raining", Allen Touss... Read more

Music Video: Kermit Ruffins, "Drop Me Off In New Orleans"

Mon, 11/18/13
Authored by David Stafford
If you go to the YouTube home page and enter New Orleans music in the search box, this video is the first result***: Kermit Ruffins, "Drop Me Off In New Orleans", with Jam in the Van parked outside his Treme Speakeasy. Sounds about right! Like all Jam in the Van videos, you... Read more

Fall Membership Drive 2013 Highlights

Sat, 11/16/13
Authored by David Stafford
Boom! 11 days of membership drive in the  books! See the bottom of this page for a photo gallery of all the highlights. Thanks to everyone who made it happen, and in record-breaking fashion!. Click here for a complete list of thank-yous. See also the day-by-day listings of h... Read more

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