This week’s program brings you the blues, inflections of West Africa, as well as a moment of Gospel, accompanied with music from Marcia Ball, Toubab Krewe, the Johnny Vidacovich Trio, the late Tommy Ridgely and many more. Alongside the music, we hear from a diplomat for a well-known spirit Bombay gins and Woody of Woody's fish tacos.
WWOZ is 33 years old--and yet we feel so young! Please join us on Thursday, December 5 and Saturday, December 7 to celebrate. On December 5, we'll be at the place where it all started, back in December of 1980: Tipitina's. And on Saturday, December 7, WWOZ and Kermit Ruffins invite you to a Block Party from 12 noon to 4 pm, at Kermit's Speakeasy on 1535 Basin Street.
Dillard University Choir will host its 77th annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 8 at 7:30 pm in Lawless Chapel on the Dillard University campus. The event will feature a 65-voice chorus with an orchestra, and it's free and open to the public.
This week’s program brings you the blues, inflections of West Africa, as well as a moment of Gospel, accompanied with music from Marcia Ball, Toubab Krewe, the Johnny Vidacovich Trio, the late Tommy Ridgely and more. All these voices come together as we prepare for a visit to the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. Scott Aiges from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation talks with us about the festival along with the signifcance of Congo Square.
Alongside the music, Woody of Woody’s Fish Tacos gives us a a taste into some of the foods being served at the festival. We end the program with a ferry trip across the mighty Mississippi for a set of music recorded live at the Old Point Bar in Algiers Point.
Join us this Saturday midnight to 3am Sunday morning for "music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of..." Music from golden age of Americana, the 1950s to 1970s, when race and popular records broke though the separation barriers.
WWOZ is 33 years old--and yet we feel so young! Help us celebrate by joining us on Saturday, December 7 for a "Block Party" indoors from 12 noon to 4 pm, at Kermit's Speakeasy. Kermit will be BBQing, and we'll have live music by the Baby Boyz Brass Band and Guitar Slim Jr!
In honor of Hanukkah season, which began last night, here's the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra with a short (5 min, 17 sec) collection of Hanukkah melodies, put together by their lead trombonist and artistic director, Paul Ferguson.