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Zydeco "Beast of Burden" at Festival International de Louisiane

Mon, 05/04/15
Authored by David Stafford
A uniquely zydeco take on the 1978 Rolling Stones hit "Beast of Burden" at last month's Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette. The video is credited to "Buckwheat Zydeco & Friends" but the legendary Stanley Dural makes only a brief cameo at the end. The players a... Read more

Stay Connected: WWOZ on Social Media

Mon, 05/04/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ is on a variety of social media networks. Follow, like, tweet, share, pin, and join in any and all other forms of interacting with us! Read more

Jazz Fest 2015, Saturday May 2 Photo Highlights

Sun, 05/03/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a few of our favorite photos from Day 6 (Saturday, May 2) of Jazz Fest, and for a whole bunch more, click here: JAZZ FEST PHOTOS HIGHLIGHTS. Royal Southern Brotherhood.  Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. Big Chief Trouble and Trouble Nation. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsb... Read more

BILL'S 2015 JAZZ FEST PICKS - DAY VII

Sun, 05/03/15
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  As the Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Dr. John would tell you, “It’s All Over Now.” However, as is usually the case at the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet, there is way too much to see before 7:00 this eve: I’m starting the day with George Porte... Read more

Jazz Fest 2015, Friday May 1 Photo Highlights

Sat, 05/02/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a few of our favorite photos from Day 5 (Friday, May 1) of Jazz Fest, and for a whole bunch more, click here: JAZZ FEST PHOTOS HIGHLIGHTS. Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra at Jazz Fest. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee.  Hardhead Hunters at Jazz Fest. Photo... Read more

Christian McBride Co-Hosts Soul Sister's "Soul Power" this Saturday, May 2, for James Brown Birthday Show

Sat, 05/02/15
Authored by Soul Sister
Bass virtuoso and four-time Grammy winner Christian McBride is one of the most important figures in jazz, having been associated with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, and many others, in addition to his own projects. His love of jazz is matched to his love of S... Read more

Rhythm Room 05 01 15

Sat, 05/02/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Playlist for Rhythm Room 05 01 15 Read more

New, Unreleased James Booker Tracks

Fri, 05/01/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
I'm really excited about my show tonight (Friday, May 1, from 10p to midnight). You'll be able to hear the premiere of tracks that James Booker did sessions on in the early 70's in California. These have never been released or even heard since they were recorded!I'll also b... Read more

BILL'S 2015 JAZZ FEST PICKS - DAY V

Fri, 05/01/15
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  There are only 3 days left for this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet, but there is still a plethora of players to appreciate: As many of you know, I have a particular fondness for lovely and tale... Read more

Jazz Fest 2015, Day 4 Photo Highlights

Fri, 05/01/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a few of our favorite photos from Day 4 of Jazz Fest, and for a whole bunch more, click here: JAZZ FEST PHOTOS HIGHLIGHTS.The Idlewild String Confederation. Photo by Jennifer Brady.Young Cheyenne Mardi Gras Indians 4 of Jazz Fest 2015. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. Read more

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