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Piano Night artist feature: Monty Alexander - Harlem Kingston Express

Wed, 04/06/16
Authored by Carrie
In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. In the process, he has performed ... Read more

New music spotlight: Anders Osborne

Tue, 04/05/16
Authored by Carrie
Anders Osborne has a wonderfully rich Americana sound-- one that's all the more impressive when you find out he grew up in Sweden. Osborne has lived in New Orleans for more than three decades and has readily absorbed all of the sounds of the south to create his own music. H... Read more

2016 French Quarter Fest Schedule

Mon, 04/04/16
Authored by Carrie
The 33rd edition of French Quarter Fest happens April 7-10. Some three-quarters of a million people will enjoy over 1500 local musicians (including favorites like Irma Thomas, Bonerama, and Buckwheat Zydeco) playing on 23 stages throughout the Vieux Carré. Read more

Celebrate French Culture, Music & Food at Bal Guinguette this Sunday

Sun, 04/03/16
Authored by Mark LaMaire
Come hear the music of Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg, Edith Piaf, Francois Hardy, Erik Satie & Maurice Ravel as performed by some of New Orleans finest musicians including Helen Gillet, Sarah Quintana, Albinas Prizgintas, Micah McKee, Natalie Mae, Jeff Pagano and more at B... Read more

Block Party playlist covers version 04/02/16

Sat, 04/02/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Shaft El Michel's Affair 03:27 Truth & Soul presents A Tribute to Isaac Hayes Web 2016/4/2 18:03:08 2 Higher & Higher The Pioneers 02:29 I Believe In Love 2016/4/2 18:06:55 ... Read more

5 things to know for 4/1

Sat, 04/02/16
Authored by Carrie
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, releases, places, features, and more. For the week ending April 1, 2016: ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/01/16

Sat, 04/02/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 A Message to the World Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes 05:04 Message to the World 2016/4/1 21:58:39 2 Truth Will Set You Free LaBelle 04:59 Back to Now 2016/4/1 ... Read more

Freret Street Festival this Saturday, 4/2

Thu, 03/31/16
Authored by Carrie
The 2016 Freret Street Festival is happening on Saturday, April 2 from 11am-6pm. Free to attend, the festival has three stages with local music, plus over 150 local vendors, a food court, and pet adoption stations. It runs the length of Freret Street between Soniat and Napo... Read more

New music spotlight: Herlin Riley

Tue, 03/29/16
Authored by Carrie
Master jazz drummer Herlin Riley released new 10-track album on February 12, entitled New Direction. This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful albums I've had the pleasure to put the spotlight on. Riley is a regularly featured musician at Jazz at the Lincoln Cente... Read more

5 things to know for 3/25

Sat, 03/26/16
Authored by Carrie
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, releases, places, features, and more. For the week ending March 25, 2016:... Read more

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