Satchmo SummerFest features local music with a focus on contemporary and
traditional jazz and brass bands. The festival happens in New Orleans the
first weekend of each August, coinciding with the anniversary of Louis
Armstrong's birthday (August 4). This year, the festival...
The satisfying blues/roots/soul sound of Colin Lake shines through on his new
album, One Thing That's For Sure. Released July 10 on Louisiana Red Hot
Records, the album includes many guest appearances, including Luther
Dickenson of the North Mississippi All-Stars, Maggie Ko...
Nina Simone does one of her most famous protest songs, "Mississippi Goddam,"
in Holland in 1965. The civil rights era anthem, first performed in March
1964, is a response to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and the murder
of Medgar Evers. There's real tension in the j...
The Renaissance Project is a New Orleans area non-profit that works to
improve the quality of life in low-income communities of color by increasing
access to fresh, healthy food; improving education opportunities; catalyzing
economic development and celebrating arts and cul...
Alto saxophonist Joe Braun soaked up New Orleans jazz for years while busking
on Jackson Square with the likes of Tuba Fats, Benny Jones, Uncle Lionel
Batiste, and even a young Trumpet Black before forming his own acoustic swing
band, The Jazz Vipers, and becoming a fixture...
Two songs by Fats Domino from a 1962 performance on French TV: "When I Get To
New Orleans" and "Ain't That Just Like A Woman". "RTF" on the curtain stands
for Radiodiffusion Télévision Française, an early version of French public
TV. The band includes Dave Bartholomew, Herb...
Tune in Wednesday night July 22nd from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight (central time)
for an "Encore Edition" of the Ernie K-Doe Radio Show originally broadcasted
on July 25, 1985.
We like to share at least one show a year with everyone and were not able to
play on his Birthday on ...
Songhoy Blues are a "desert blues" band from Timbuktu, Mali. The songs
presented here are from a record call Music in Exile, which is literally
true: the members of the band were driven from their homes by Islamists bent
on a strict interpretation of sharia law, which inclu...
WWOZ brings the sounds of New Orleans to the world through our live
broadcasts. Our festival broadcasts are some of the most popular programming
we have, and bringing you to the big festivals like Jazz Fest and French
Quarter Fest require a lot of moving parts, a focused te...
The Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island is one of the longest-running and
most famous festivals in the country. Founded in 1959 by Pete Seeger,
Theodore Bikel, Oscar Brand, and Albert Grossman, Newport has served as a
launching pad for the careers of many greats, includin...