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Oak Street Po-Boy Fest

Sat, 11/21/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Oak Street Po-Boy Fest returns this Sunday, November 22 with live music and, of course, copious amounts of delicious po-boys. The festival runs through the Oak St. business corridor, from Carrollton to Eagle. Forty different food vendors will be there to fill you up, along ... Read more

The Deslondes, "Out on the Rise"

Sat, 11/21/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Deslondes perform "Out on the Rise," in the Holy Cross, New Orleans. It's the final cut on their self-titled debut album, which we featured last summer in our New Music Spotlight.  Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/20/15

Sat, 11/21/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 The Horse Eric Barnett 02:34 Gas Greatest Hits (Pama ECO4) 2015/11/20 22:03:23 2 Bones in the Valley The Jones Family Singers 04:35 The Spirit Speaks 2015/11/20 22:06:13 ... Read more

Events honoring Allen Toussaint across the U.S.

Thu, 11/19/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Love for Allen Toussaint and his music runs deep throughout the world. People in a few other cities in the U.S. have been in contact to let us know that they are hosting events to honor his life and legacy. These are unofficial events organized by loving fans and open to al... Read more

Allen Toussaint: Gentleman Genius of New Orleans Music

Thu, 11/19/15
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  I remember the very first time I saw Allen Toussaint in person. While we did not actually meet until many years later, it is a New Orleans music memory I will never forget. It was probably the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at which I worked. The grandstand a... Read more

New music spotlight: The Session

Tue, 11/17/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Session, a New Orleans-based contemporary jazz quintet, released their sophomore album, Live from Snug Harbor, earlier this year. The group decided that the best representation of their sound would be captured by recording live and, based on this album, it seems they we... Read more

Colin Lake, "The World Alive"

Mon, 11/16/15
Authored by David Stafford
New Video, set in City Park: "The World Alive," written and performed by Colin Lake, from the album One Thing That's for Sure, recently featured in our New Music Spotlight.  Read more

New music spotlight: Haruka Kikuchi

Mon, 11/16/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Trombonist Haruka Kikuchi and her band landed in the WWOZ studios last Friday morning for an electrifying set on Keith Hill's Traditional jazz show and had the whole staff dancing. Kikuchi shared three songs from her brand new CD, Music Granola, with the WWOZ audience. Kik... Read more

New Orleans Musicians Say: "Support WWOZ!"

Thu, 11/12/15
Authored by David Stafford
Last Day of the WWOZ Pledge Drive from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo. In this short video, a whole bunch of members of the New Orleans musical community share their thought on why WWOZ deserves your support. We hear from Davell Crawford, James Singleton, Doreen Ketchens, Kenny ... Read more

2015 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

Wed, 11/11/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 8th annual Treme Creole Gumbo Fest returns to Armstrong Park in the historic Treme for the weekend of November 14-15. This free festival runs from 11a-7p each day and will feature great live, local music from brass bands, jazz, and R&B performers. The food at this festival... Read more

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