At 11am on Thursday, November 12, students from Trombone Shorty Academy will play live in a special Membership Drive edition of WWOZ's Cuttin' Class. The Trombone Shorty Academy is a partnership program between the Trombone Shorty Foundation and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University. The Academy provides aspiring underserved high school musicians mentorship and experience in music performance, reading and writing while teaching New Orleans musical traditions.
The 8th annual Treme Creole Gumbo Fest returns to Armstrong Park in the historic Treme for the weekend of November 14-15. This free festival runs from 11a-7p each day and will feature great live, local music from brass bands, jazz, and R&B performers. The food at this festival is top-notch with many tasty varieties of gumbo from some of the city’s top restaurants.
New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint passed away at the age of seventy-seven on Monday, November 9. A true performer to the end, Toussaint was on tour in Spain at the time of his death. Toussaint is fondly recalled as a humble and elegant man and as a supremely talented musician.
One of the coolest things about the Fall Pledge Party for those of us who are here at WWOZ day in and day out is the interaction we get with our regular listeners. We love to hear from members, new and renewing, and find out where you're from and what you love about WWOZ.
Mirliton Fest, the Bywater's annual neighborhood festival, is celebrating its 26th year this Saturday, November 7. Running from 11a to 7p at Markey Park, this free family-friendly fest will host live music from Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, the Washboard Chaz Trio, One Love Brass Band, Five Card Stud, Doombalaya, and Hot Tooth.