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Victor Goines Visits OZ With New CD

Fri, 01/03/14
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
On Thursday, January 2nd, clarinet and sax genius Victor Goines stopped by WWOZ to share his newest CD "Morning Swing" and his insightful thoughts about jazz and life.  On his own "Rosemary Joseph Records" label, "Morning Swing" is Victor's salute to Benny Goodman --- hence... Read more

Kenny Garrett Quartet Live in France

Fri, 01/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's the Kenny Garrett Quartet performing "Wiggins", a tribute to Garrett's high school music teacher, shot live for the French radio network RTL (formerly Radio Luxembourg). Or, en francais: Wiggins en live dans l'Heure du Jazz RTL présentée par Jean-Yves Chaperon. The K... Read more

Brass Band Art and History with Davis Rogan

Thu, 01/02/14
Authored by David Stafford
In this short interview from Yeah You Right Music's YouTube channel, Davis Rogan narrates a tour of some great brass band art inside a historic building in Treme, formerly the Acme Hardware & Stove Repair Company, and the building in which Rebirth first started practicing.   Read more

Drinking With Steven Segal - Lawman

Tue, 12/31/13
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
2010   A crowd streamed into the deserted West Bank neighborhood bar that I was using as a library for a quiet read.  They brought their dogs and an AA meeting's worth of lit cigarettes.  It was as if the bar's quiet was transformed into a Fellini movie soundtrack with dogs... Read more

Happy New Year: Los Lobos, "I Got Loaded"

Tue, 12/31/13
Authored by David Stafford
Have fun and be safe this New Year's Eve, y'all. To mark the occasion, here's Los Lobos covering a swamp pop classic: "I Got Loaded".     And a little holiday lagniappe: the original version of "I Got Loaded" by Lil Bob & the Lollipops, released on the La Louisianne label i... Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 12/30/13
Authored by David Stafford
"Tiny Desk Concerts" are intimate video performances, recorded live in NPR Music's Washington offices. This one, just published last Friday, is by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band; it lasts around 20 minutes. Per Bob Boilen, at whose desk these events happen: the "Preservatio... Read more

Music Videos for Kwanzaa

Fri, 12/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
Kwanzaa 2013 began on Thursday, December 26 and ends on Wednesday, January 1. Here's singular take on "When the Saints Go Marching In," played on saxophone and accompanied by a lone precussionist and dancers, by the OsunDara Yorùbá Dance Theater, from last year's Kwanzaa Cel... Read more

The year-end list -- best of the year music show

Thu, 12/26/13
Authored by Raymond Kent
    In doing my weekly show I have come to realize that the more Nola-centric I make my playlist, the more my listeners like it.  So I’ve split the year-end list into two parts.  First the best of the year from New Orleans musical artists, and then the best of the year from... Read more

Sound Clash Round 9

Wed, 12/25/13
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Join Brice Nice and Alski for another musical showdown. As usual the only rule is staying in the groove. Read more

2013 in One Hundred Photos

Mon, 12/23/13
Authored by David Stafford
We're blessed with an extremely talented set of volunteer photographers. Check our their incredible work (along with some by 'OZ staff): 100 photos from 2013 That's a Flickr set containing one hundred of our favorite photos from 2013's in-studio performances, festivals, para... Read more

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