Photographer Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee documented two weeks of memorial activities for Uncle Lionel Batiste, and has shared many of these photos with WWOZ. Here is Ryan's own selection of his best images from second lines and the funeral, most of which have not been seen online. We hope you enjoy them, as a way of remembering Uncle Lionel.
Hot jazz, hot topics and hot friends — it must be Satchmo SummerFest. Taking place annually at the beginning of August, Satchmo SummerFest celebrates New Orleans' most famous musician, Louis Armstrong. We'll be keeping it cool at 'OZ with scheduled performers dropping by the studio.
The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic is teaming up with WWOZ to find and promote late night healthy eating options in New Orleans. Whether you're a musician, a service industry professional, or a music lover, you've been out late at night and found yourself looking for what to eat late at night.
Ok, so maybe you're thinking, "Hot soup? In this weather?" but here at 'OZ we are thinking "Bastille Day with brandy, croutons and cheese." Even if Bastille Day has come and gone, you can still celebrate New Orleans' Frenchiness with this fantastic dish. This recipe is courtesy of Louisiana Cookin' magazine. If you like the recipe, then check them out!
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Today’s program is a peek into the more progressive side of jazz, featuring the Rob Wagner Trio with Rob Wagner on saxophone, James Alsanders on Drums and Jesse Morrow on Bass, recorded at Snug Harbor in the fall of 2011.