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Kermit Ruffins with Jam in the Van

Fri, 07/18/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's three songs by Kermit Ruffins, Guardian of the Groove, recorded during last Jazz Fest while parked just outside his Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge in the Jam in the Van vehicle: "Treme", "Marie", and "Ooh Child". Plus as lagniappe, a short interview during which Kermit p... Read more

Jon Cleary with Jam in the Van on Piano Night

Wed, 07/16/14
Authored by David Stafford
Last Piano Night (April 28), the Jam in the Van vehicle parked outside the House of Blues and recorded a few acts before they played inside. Here's Jon Cleary doing "When You Get Back" and "Burgundy Street Boogie". "When You Get Back"   "Burgundy Street Boogie"   Read more

Kristin Diable, "I Know A Man"

Mon, 07/14/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out this moody "behind the scenes music video" from New Orleans singer-song writer Krisin Diable. "I Know a Man" from the album Kristin Diable & The City was filmed inside the historic Upper Pontalba building on Jackson Square.   Read more

Satchmo SummerFest, July 31 - August 3

Mon, 07/14/14
Authored by David Stafford
Satchmo SummerFest happens July 31 - August 3 and brings three days of great music, including the Original Pinettes Brass Band (left), to the Old US Mint. During the days leading up to the fest, WWOZ will have a special set of preview interviews and in-studio performances; che... Read more

The Neville Brothers at Tipitina's, 1991

Sat, 07/12/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, it's the Neville Brothers, nearly 80 minutes worth, recorded live at Tipitina's on June 19, 1991. Set list: 00:00: Hey Pocky Way/I Walk On Gilded Splinters 09:25: Voodoo 14:10: Mojo Hannah 19:30: Angola Bound 24:22: Yellow Moon 30:36: ... Read more

Make Music New York: 350 Musicians Play "100+ BPM"

Fri, 07/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
Each year at the summer soltice, the Make Music New York Festival happens, with some 1300 performances over all five boroughs. This year for one of those performances, NPR Music commissioned a new piece by Sunny Jain of Red Baraat called "100+ BPM". Then they invited any mu... Read more

Snooks Eaglin, "Drop the Bomb", 1985

Thu, 07/10/14
Authored by David Stafford
Storyville Records recently posted video of a 1985 performance of "Drop the Bomb" by the great New Orleans blues guitarist Snooks Eaglin (1936-2009). The song would later appear on his 1987 album Baby, You Can Get Your Gun, the first of his string of recordings for Black To... Read more

North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic

Wed, 07/09/14
WWOZ's Jennifer Brady reports: Six hours north of New Orleans is a small town, population 84, called Waterford, MS.  Friday June 27th – Saturday June 28th at the crossroad of Highway 7 and Highway 310 was the 9th Annual North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic. Hill Country Bl... Read more

Check out some new music #3

Wed, 07/09/14
Authored by Murf Reeves
  What is up Ozillians, Djing a show on OZ is so much fun, to choose songs for 3 hours, it is like my birthday every Monday.  The show does have parameters, so, sometimes, I find an artist that I totally dig, but they don't fit the format, so I started doing these blogs to ... Read more

Learn the History of NOLA Jazz Standards w/Special In-Studio Guest

Wed, 07/09/14
Authored by Carrie
I'll be in subbing for the Traditional Jazz show tomorrow, Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 9-11am. Joining me will be John Joyce, bassist for New Orleans favorites The Smoking Time Jazz Club. John is one of the most knowledgeable and committed jazz musicians I've had the ple... Read more

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