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Clifton Chenier, "Tu Peux Cogner (Mais Tu Ne Pas Rentrer)"

Wed, 09/25/13
Authored by David Stafford
1983 Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Famer, the King of Zydeco, from Opelousas, Louisiana, here's the late great Clifton Chenier doing "Tu Peux Cogner (Mais Tu Peux Pas Rentrer)" (Keep-A-Knockin' But You Can't Come In) on Dutch television. I don't have an exact date, but so... Read more

New Orleans Music Video: Mia Borders' "Mississippi Rising"

Mon, 09/23/13
Authored by David Stafford
Jazz Fest got it exactly right when they described Mia Borders as "an embodiment of modern New Orleans - soulful, beautiful, energetic, rooted in tradition but speaking for today". Check out a recent video from her album Wherever There Is, and shot on the Mississippi a few blo... Read more

WWOZ for Tunein

Sun, 09/22/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
WWOZ was featured on radio app TuneIn's latest ad campaign! You might have noticed them around your town in public transportation if you live in New York, Chicago, or San Francisco.              TuneIn's Ceo John Donham says WWOZ is "the best Jazz in the world... You're not... Read more

"Gem Sessions" feat. drummer Mike Clark - Oct. 26 at Little Gem Saloon

Fri, 09/20/13
Authored by Soul Sister
WWOZ, Little Gem Saloon, Soul Sister, and Lura Belle Productions present “Gem Sessions” featuring drummer Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock/Headhunters alum)   Saturday, October 26, 2013   10:00 p.m. (Doors at 9:30pm) - one show only   Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. at Poydra... Read more

Pics from Soul Sister's Birthday Jam at Tipitina's aka "Good Foot: A James Brown Get Down" w/the Nigel Hall Band feat. Christian McBride

Fri, 09/20/13
Authored by Soul Sister
Thanks to everyone who helped me to celebrate my birthday the soulful way on Friday, September 13 (2013), at my 7th annual Birthday Jam at Tipitina's. This year, we presented a big payback for ya and called it "Good Foot: A James Brown Get Down."   Get down indeed, as we go... Read more

A Master Class with Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Fri, 09/20/13
Authored by David Stafford
On September 28 at the second Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown will be honored in the Heritage tribute. Admired for his influential genre-bending blend of blues, cajun, country and funk, Brown recorded a bunch of albums at Studio in the Country... Read more

Guardians of the Groove: The Second Installment

Thu, 09/19/13
Authored by David Stafford
At 'OZ, we're excited about our new partnership with WWL-TV, in which we recognize the work of the city's "Guardians of the Groove" with a monthly television series of profiles and interviews. See the second segment, featuring Donald Harrison interviewed by show host T.R. John... Read more

Pachequito in New Orleans

Wed, 09/18/13
Authored by Jorge Fuentes
Pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco, part of the next generation of contemporary Cuban jazz musicians coming out of Havana, will be in New Orleans on Friday. “Pachequito” and his trio make their formal New Orleans debut during this visit, but he’s been a friend of the station for a w... Read more

Free Jazz Journey Concert: Roberto Fonseca, October 1

Tue, 09/17/13
Authored by David Stafford
Cuban jazz pianist (and international rising star) Roberto Fonseca comes to the House of Blues on October 1 for a free Jazz Journey concert presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation. Los Po-Boy-Citos open the show. Seating is general admission, and no ... Read more

For Your Listening Pleasure: The WWOZ Interview

Mon, 09/16/13
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ's show hosts score a lot of great interviews with musicians and other people of note, in which they discuss not only music, but their careers and lives. Now the best of these conversations are available on demand and as podcasts in a new feature: The WWOZ Interview. So fa... Read more

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