The newest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on
the series) aired on WWL-TV last night (February 27). Cherice
Harrison-Nelson, known to many in the Crescent City as Queen Reesie, sat down
with WWOZ show host Maryse DéJean. Her father is Big Chief ...
Yeah, talk to me about perfect timing! The Muses parade rolls tomorrow, and
just published yesterday: the music video for Lena Prima "Muses Shoeses" from
her CD entitled Starting Something, on writer/photographer/film maker Kristin
Fouquet's YouTube Channel.
It's one week until Fat Tuesday; let's mark the occasion with this funky,
jam-band-style rendition of "Brother John/Iko Iko" by the Neville Brothers.
It was recorded at Jazz Open in Stuttgart, Germany in July 1995.
"Listen to the tenor saxophone callin' me home": it might be the best 3
minutes of your day. Check out Tom Waits in this performance of "I Wish I Was
In New Orleans". It's a song from his 1976 album Small Change, recorded in
1979, live at Le Palace Theatre in Paris; the gra...
WWOZ Private Collections Series features DJ's Mark LaMaire and Jim Hobbs
throwing down on the 1's and 2's with a portion of drink sales going to help
your favorite local radio station. And if that's not enough...local bands
Felix, Esqueleto, and Metronome the City have all ...
Here's big shout out from WWOZ to all the high school marching bands that
fill Mardi Gras parades with musical energy. If you're out at parades this
weekend, look for the following bands: On Friday, McDonogh 35 marches in
Oshun and St. Aug's in Cleopatra; on Saturday, McDon...
Earlier this month, the New Orleans Suspects filmed this 9-minute jam,
"Grits", at KDHX, a listener-supported community radio station in St. Louis.
The Suspects are a band whose line up (see below) exemplifies the mock-adage
shared on their web site: "It’s been said that the...
From a press release from Project Homecoming:
Project Homecoming along with Tipitina’s Foundation and the United Way will
dedicate the newly renovated family home of music legend Professor Longhair.
The dedication will take place Friday, February 21, from 2:00-4:00 PM at 17...
Here's nine red-hot minutes of Little Freddie King rocking a medieval
fortification in France, beautifully shot and recorded by what we're told
were "a group of film and audio students." C'est bon!
The title "Incruste au Nancy Jazz Pulsations" means something along the lines...
Two weeks until Fat Tuesday and counting. Here's a look back to Mardi Gras in
the middle of the last century, with videos from 1956 and 1941.
1956. This video combines footage by an unknown shooter with a batch of
excellent still photos taken by the late John W. Mizenko, fat...