On Thursdays, WWOZ and Prime Example present a concert series that allows patrons to enjoy the the city's most swingin' and soulful (homegrown) legends of modern New Orleans jazz in an intimate, neighborhood lounge setting. Read More
Congratulations to all my friends at The French Quarter Fest on this special 30th anniversary celebration! This year the largest free music festival in the South features 271 performers on 21 stages, as well as, par normal, the world’s largest jazz brunch in Jackson Square.
Featuring interviews from Bonnie Raitt, Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Branford Marsalis, Dave Matthews, Les Paul, Elvis Costello, and more, this documentary takes a critical look at the increasing commercialization of music over the past three decades.
WWOZ has an ongoing Music Project with KLSP-91.7 FM, the Angola Prison radio station where all the deejays are inmates. We are currently collecting quality CDs that we will deliver to Angola later this month. Find out more about this project and how you can help.
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On this week’s program, we preview the upcoming Jazz in the Park, a nine-week music and marketplace series, taking place in Armstrong Park. Running from April 18th to June 13th. During the hour, we also visit Cowbell, a restaurant in the River Bend section of New Orleans to talk with Brack May about everything from growing up eating Hawaiian food to the local food scene over some grass fed beef.
A lot of people around the radio station tease me about being the foreign language pronunciation patrol, which I don't mind, because learning foreign languages has been among the best journeys of my life. Certainly I couldn't do the shows I do without them.