Coventry and WWOZ present "This is My New Orleans" is a series of biographical vignettes focusing on New Orleanians who help keep the beat in the heart of the Crescent City. Listen in to learn more about this week's featured New Orleans music maker and leader of the Treme Brass Band: Benny Jones Sr.
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Whether you’re doing the Mississippi Slow Drag or the New Orleans Shuffle, you’re in the right place. During the program, we’ll be exploring music from the 1920s, when Blues and Jazz were musically closer with Luke Winslow-King, and then continue on into the 30s and 40s where they grew into more distinctive forms with Steve Pistorius and His Southern Syncopators.
The 7th Annual Katrina March & Second Line has been rescheduled for this Monday, September 3 at 10am. This march to remember will start on the corner of Galvez & Jourdan Avenue and make its way to the Bunny Friend Park where a NOLA star-studded memorial concert will take place. Click to see the flyer for a list of all artists performing!
To help cheer some dampened spirits, we extended our sale through September 3! Whether you're headed out camping or hunkering down to ride out the thunderstorms, take a look at our WWOZ festival gear and get ready to flash your OZ pride on the sunnier days ahead! (Oh, and we have OZ ponchos!)
Entergy trucks, neighbors and friendly strangers asking how I'm doing how I fared, Mississippi river bike ride, lights being fixed on Canal Street, news crews packing it up yet some still trying to get the story disappointed they didn't get their Katrina anniversary Emmy winning story, tourists on Bourbon Street trying to see the sights and book swamp tours, beer deliveries, restaurant
I hope to be able to present a South African edition of the World Journey this Saturday and feature music that I learned about and picked up while I was there with the WWOZ team that went to the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg last week. It was the end of a dry winter when we were there, but there were still some flowers in bloom.
George Ingmire and I are in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the Joy of Jazz festival which started today, Thursday, 23 August. We hope to bring you a broadcast from here during my World Journey show this Saturday.