We all love New Orleans. Through the best of times and the worst of times, we dedicate ourselves by truly LIVING for the city like no other community in the nation does. That’s why when I learned about NOAAHH, New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness, (pronounced “Noah”, like the guy with the Ark) I had to spread the word about this organization.
'OZ will be broadcasting Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Ivan Neville's "Dumpstaphunk" and Stooges Brass Band live on November 5! Not only is it gonna be a fun time, it is also one of our member's presents to 'OZ!
As part of our work with Let's Be Totally Clear, we're broadcasting a smoke-free performance of Grammy Award winning Chubby Carrier, live from El Sido's Zydeco and Blues Club in Lafayette. Chubby's father passed away from lung cancer, and El Sido's is one stop on his "Breathing Easy Tour 2011."
In case you missed the commemorative music played on-air, join us online in continuing to celebrate Wynton Marsalis' 50th birthday all month long. Wynton celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday, October 18 by performing Live at the Lincoln Center in New York, where he currently serves as Artistic Director. Wish Wynton a happy birthday!
WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the sixth annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Some of the confirmed acts include: Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Lil Freddie King, Campbell Brothers and Betty Lavette. Stay tuned as we add more acts to the live broadcast!