As part of the celebration of Allen Toussaint Day in New Orleans on Thursday (January 14), WWOZ is airing two back-to-back hour-long episodes of New Orleans Calling paying tribute to Allen, starting at 2 pm CT that day. Part One features the story of Allen Toussaint in his own words, from interviews preserved in the Archive of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation. Part Two features host George Ingmire in conversation with Allen's collaborators and friends, telling how Allen brought the best out of everyone in the studio, and how he was known and loved by many people as an ambassador of New Orleans music.
The next episode of WWOZ's Cuttin' Class happens on Thursday, January 14 at noon with the mighty Chalmette High School brass band. 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.
This is your last week to secure a Brass Pass for Jazz Fest 2016 at the 2015 rate! The WWOZ Brass Pass is your transferable ticket to every day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, with the added perk of admission to the 'OZ Hospitality Tent!
This Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is presenting two Jazz Journey concerts celebrating the civil rights movement and the legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both concerts will take place at Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel. Admission for both events is free, and no advance registration is required.
Last monthat KRVS in Lafayette: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band do "Young Creole Man" from their 1991 release Boogie Woogie Zydeco. The players are Chubby Carrier (accordion/vocals), Gabriel Perrodin, Jr. (guitar/vocals), Ronald Carrier (bass), Randy Ellis (guitar/vocals), Jouan William (rubboard), and Jayme Romain (drums).
WWOZ will be live broadcasting "The Deacon and The Doctor": Deacon John & the Ivories with special guest Dr. John from the Baton Rouge High School Auditorium on Saturday, January 16 at 7:30. The show is a benefit for Baton Rouge High School's Radio, TV, Journalism, and Theatre Arts Programs.