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Video: Danny Barker Fest opening night

Fri, 01/13/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
We were at Snug Harbor last night, broadcasting and video streaming live from opening night of Danny Barker Festival 2017! Performers included Detroit Brooks, Gregg Stafford (wearing Danny Barker's jacket), Kerry Lewis, Herman Lebeaux, Mari Watanabe, Bruce Brackman, Freddy ... Read more

5 things to know for 1/13-1/19

Fri, 01/13/17
1) We're broadcasting live tonight from the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's 6th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend celebration. Legendary soul jazz tenor saxophonist Houston Person will perform with his quartet. World-renowned New Orleans drummer Herlin Riley and h... Read more

Marcia Ball 'Holy Cow'

Thu, 01/12/17
In honor of Allen Toussaint's birthday on January 14, we're spending this week looking back at some fantastic tributes that our 2016 Piano Night performers paid to him last April. See the whole collection here. Today, we've got New Orleans boogie-woogie piano queen, Marcia ... Read more

Video: Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles at Blue Nile

Wed, 01/11/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Happy Carnival season, New Orleans! We were live video streaming and broadcasting from the Blue Nile on Twelfth Night as Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles were onstage. If you missed it last Friday, check out the whole performance below! The audio-only option is... Read more

Joan of Arc 2017 parade video highlights

Wed, 01/11/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Twelfth Night revelers with Joan of Arc had to push their plans back a day this year as cold and windy rain swept New Orleans on January 6. The krewe rolled on in still chilly weather January 7 at 7p, though, and WWOZ was on the scene. Check out these highlights from this y... Read more

Marty Sammon 'Southern Nights'

Wed, 01/11/17
In honor of Allen Toussaint's birthday on January 14, we're spending this week looking back at some fantastic tributes that our 2016 Piano Night performers paid to him last April. See the whole collection here. Today, we've got Marty Sammon performing 'Southern Nights,' one... Read more

Danny Barker special show tonight 10p-12a

Tue, 01/10/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in tonight (Tuesday, January 10) as host David Kunian hosts a 5-part Danny Barker radio project in honor of Barker's birthday on January 13 and this week's Danny Barker Guitar & Banjo Festival. Listen here from 10p-12a! If you miss it, it'll be available afterwards on ... Read more

John Papa Gros 'On Your Way Down'

Tue, 01/10/17
In honor of Allen Toussaint's birthday on January 14, we're spending this week looking back at some fantastic tributes that our 2016 Piano Night performers paid to him last April. See the whole collection here. Today, we've got John Papa Gros performing 'On Your Way Down' f... Read more

New music spotlight: Noah Young Band

Tue, 01/10/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
While he’s not busy touring around the country with jazz/funk band Naughty Professor or performing and recording with other New Orleans musicians, bassist Noah Young is hard at work finding outlets for his own compositions with the Noah Young Band. Young’s side project’s d... Read more

Joe Krown 'Mother-In-Law'

Mon, 01/09/17
In honor of Allen Toussaint's birthday on January 14, we're spending this week looking back at some fantastic tributes that our 2016 Piano Night performers paid to him last April. See the whole collection here. Up first, Joe Krown performs 'Mother-In-Law,' the 1961 hit made... Read more

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