With so many amazing acts on so many stages at Jazz Fest, it can be a bit
overwhelming to pick and choose who you want to see, and even easier to miss
a great act that you've never heard of. To that end, we've got a few of your
WWOZ show hosts to the rescue with their top p...
Good Morning Music Lovers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year; no
Andy Williams, not Christmas, Day 1 of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet!
The fest starts in one of the ways that defi...
A new book on the media coverage surrounding Hurricane Katrina and its effect
on memory came out on April 1 entitled "Flood of Images: Media, Memory, and
Hurricane Katrina." The author, Bernie Cook, will be present for a release
party and film screening at Cafe Istanbul on ...
You're going to have a great time at Jazz Fest and the many after-fest events that happen around the city each day. The Fairgrounds are great but you're likely staying (or living) at least a couple miles away. With that in mind, we've compiled a quick rundown on getting to and...
April in New Orleans means Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest and, inevitably,
afternoon rain and thunderstorms. With Jazz Fest at the end of the month and
reaching into May, there are occasional years it escapes our April showers
but seven days of Festival means that chances a...
Get a jump on Jazz Fest on the evening of Thursday, April 23 by taking it
back to the very beginning. The Louisiana State Museum will be showing seven
16mm film reels from the first Jazz Fest in 1970 at the Old U.S. Mint. The
reels feature Duke Ellington, Mahalia Jackson, P...
Shorty Fest, a benefit concert for the Trombone Shorty Foundation's music education programs, happens at Generations Hall in the Warehouse District on Thursday, April 30. The evening will showcase emerging local talent with three stages of live music and a full headlining perf...
A circa 1969 performance by a very young Jimmy Cliff of his reggae/gospel
anthem "Many Rivers to Cross". You can see the man himself this Friday at
Jazz Fest in Congo Square. And at 9p that day, you can see him starring in
The Harder They Come, the 1972 film that made "Many...