Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson is a saxophone player who regularly graces the WWOZ studio, and stages around the world, with his huge spirit and all-embracing smile. He recently suffered a stroke and this Saturday, March 23rd, an all-star cast of New Orleans musicians will perform at the Howlin' Wolf to benefit Wess and his family.
You can get a taste of the groove to come with the likes of Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses, the Mario Abney Quintet, and Lena Prima. These tracks are some of our favorites from the many fantastic live performances that the WWOZ engineers recorded for your listening pleasure this year. Check em' out!
On this week’s program, we celebrate music and food and their connection to culture and history. To start things off, Cajun music meets up with fishing, as we enjoy the a set of songs by Lost Bayou Ramblers with some oysters and pasta by executive Chef Brian Landry of Borgne restaurant. To celebrate Passover, Executive Chef Alon Shaya of Domenica restaurant joins us to talk about the influence of Italy and Israel on his cooking as well as the Passover food he will be serving at his restaurant this month. Alongside Cajun music, we turn our attention to the Panorama Jazz Band, an ensemble that plays the sounds of Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
WWOZ's new transmitter has arrived! It will be a few weeks yet before our engineers have it ready to broadcast, but check out our map of the projected new terrestrial broadcast area, and photos of the transmitter being flown up the tower by helicopter!
WWOZ would like to thank all of our new & renewing members, show hosts, musicians, volunteers, staff, engineers and food donors for what's shaping up as a highly successful Spring Membership Drive! You're all helping to guard the groove and helping us bring you the music and culture you love.