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 ...
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...
Last Wednesday night, New Orleans music took over the world of late-night TV
talk shows. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue appeared on The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno (no online video yet, but we're hoping!), and the Preservation
Hall Jazz Band did "That's It!", the title t...
During the late 1990s, writes Keith Spera of the Times-Picayune, "Frenchmen
Street was still considered an exotic destination, even as it yielded a
plethora of ambitious, genre-bending bands. Among the most incendiary was
Iris May Tango", a group that "hit with a full-body ...
Listen to NPR’s “The Untold Story of Bobby Charles”
What started with the lofty goal to write a song for Fats, the Louisiana
native Bobby Charles would leave a bump in the musical path--whether he
wanted to or not. His music lingers, unnoticed under his own name, but it
In this red hot clip from two decades ago, the Soul Queen of New Orleans rips
through "You Can Have My Husband" with B.B. King, from the latter's Blues
Summit, which also included appearances by Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Koko
Taylor, Albert Collins, & more.
Greetings, WWOZ listeners and family.
To all here at home in New Orleans on Friday, September 13, I'd like to
invite you to my big birthday jam, the 7th annual one I've done at the
legendary Tipitina's. Everyone is invited. Details below and also at the
So named because bloody marys helped generate the idea, Bloody Sunday
Sessions is "a web-based video series of stripped down musical performances
occurring in the back of the iconic New Orleans’ mule-drawn carriages."
In this edition, Luke Winslow-King and his band bring the...
The Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau present the 11th Ponderosa Stomp a month henceforth, October 4-5 at the Rock'n'Bowl. Get a taste of who's playing with a "musical preview" video, which does a nifty job of conveying the feel of the event.
In the late 1950s and 1960s, Mahalia Jackson was not only renowned as a
gospel singer; she achieved a surprising (from our vantage point) mainstream
fame. She was "the main attraction in the first gospel music showcase at the
Newport Jazz Festival in 1957," and at the 1963 ...