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New music spotlight: Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Tue, 10/25/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The latest from Delfeayo Marsalis is the unexpectedly titled Make America Great Again!, a rich musical tapestry in which Marsalis is joined by 39 other musicians and contributors. It's impossible not to immediately notice the equivalence of the album title with this year's ... Read more

New Orleans Music Close-Up

Mon, 10/24/16
"As soon as you turn on 'OZ, you know: that's New Orleans." In 2016, we've brought you more video coverage of the New Orleans music scene than ever before-- just check out these highlights! If you want more, consider becoming a WWOZ member today. We are listener-supported c... Read more

5 things to know for 10/21-10/27

Fri, 10/21/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) It's Fall Pledge Drive time! If WWOZ enriches your life, please show your support by becoming a member today. We are a listener-supported station and every member makes a difference for us! AND we've got some awesome thank you gifts-- there are some real cool perks to jo... Read more

Plucking The Celtic Harp Strings at The Hispanic Heritage Festival

Tue, 10/18/16
Rounding out Hispanic Heritage Month, Ecos Latinos, Jean Lafitte National Jazz Historical Park & Preserve, and The New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park presents the Latino Heritage Festival to take place Saturday Oct.22, 2016 and Saturday Oct. 29, at 2.30 pm at the Louis... Read more

New music spotlight: WWOZ #44 'If Only You Knew'

Tue, 10/18/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Each year, WWOZ puts out a new CD with some of the best sounds of New Orleans and where we've been in the previous 12 months. CD #44, If Only You Knew, is one of the finest we've put together yet, filled with rip-roaring music from local and national acts recorded live by W... Read more

New Orleans musicians share why 'OZ is important to them

Mon, 10/17/16
Why support WWOZ? Here's why from New Orleans musicians James Andrews, Joe Lastie, Benny Turner, Derrick Freeman, Meschiya Lake, the Pinettes Brass Band, John 'Papa' Gros, and so many more! Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/14/16

Sat, 10/15/16
1     Mighty Quinn     Ramsey Lewis     03:13     Maiden Voyage     2016/10/14 22:02:45 2     I Shall Be Released     Marion Williams     04:32     The New Message     2016/10/14 22:06:32 3     Knockin' On Heaven's Door     Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers     06:57     ... Read more

5 things to know for 10/14-10/20

Fri, 10/14/16
1) It's a good weekend in New Orleans as the weather is cooling down and there's lots to do! The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest is happening Friday through Sunday at Lafayette Square. Check out the lineup here. If you can't make it down, we'll be video streaming live all we... Read more

Papa Mali 'Honey Bee'

Thu, 10/13/16
In anticipation of the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest this weekend, we're sharing some performance highlights from the last two years at the festival this week. Today's performance comes from Papa Mali in 2014. Read more

Meet the new New Orleans Music Show Hosts: Cole Williams & Derrick Freeman

Wed, 10/12/16
Happy to announce our new Tuesday and Wednesday New Orleans Music Show hosts! Cole Williams will be filling the show host seat on the Tuesday edition of the New Orleans Music Show, 11a-2p. In addition to her DJing skills, Cole fronts an African rock band with a pioneering s... Read more

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