Every Thursday in March WWOZ and Prime Example are presenting 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.
Every Thursday in February WWOZ and Prime Example are presenting 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.
New Orleans, January 2013: Welcome to my kind of King Cake Party! We could talk from Epiphany to Mardi Gras about king cakes and la galette des rois, and stuff you find inside; however, I prefer a discourse on drinking one’s way through Louisiana’s epic culture.
While those of you in New Orleans are dealing with all the fun that comes with Super Bowl, I will be in Memphis (most likely freezing) and participating in the Blues Society's International Blues Challenge.
WWOZ is gettin' in the game! We'll be on the Super Bowl Boulevard at Woldenberg Park all weekend. Open to the public, come out for an awesome showcase of Louisiana music, food and drink, or tune in to WWOZ 90.7 on Saturday to hear Tab Benoit,John Mooney, and Sunpie & The Louisiana Sunspots!
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On this week’s program, we visit Blaine Kern aka Mr. Mardi Gras, sample King Cakes from two bakeries (Cake Café and Croissant D'Or), and catch up with the Phunny Phorty Phellows as they kick off Carnival season. The music on this week’s program includes the Hot 8 Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Cyril Neville and many more.
A great thing about being a New Orleanian in New York City is the steady stream of familiar faces you get to see, whether just passing through or here for a while. The Crescent City and the Big Apple cross-pollinate quite a bit, especially within the music community. Both musicians and their fans seem to dig each other’s scenes and frequent them often. How could they not?
Cuttin' Class returns at noon on Thursday, October 9, when students from Warren Easton High will take to the air waves on WWOZ. Cuttin' Class showcases NOLa's newest crop of young musicians in a series of live in-studio performances by middle and high school age students from the Greater New Orleans area.