In Louisiana, fresh oysters are available all year ‘round, though they tend to be even more popular in the winter. This month’s recipe for roasted eggplant and oysters comes from Chef Joe Heacook, the Culinary Department Head at Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles.
Tune in Wednesday Feburary 10th at 9:00 p.m. as we will rebroadcast Billy Delle's 1995 Mardi Gras Special, produced by 'OZ general manager David Freedman.
Take off your shoes and throw them in the corner for this "house party" hosted by the Kunta Kinte of New Orleans street music Billy Delle.
Tune in Wednesday night February 10th at 10:00 p.m. as Ben Jaffe will be in the Studio spinning songs off the upcoming release as well as playing the original recording of the songs and I'm sure he'll have plenty of stories about producing this project!
Tune in to the the February 9th New Orleans Music Show from 11 until 2 pm for the annual Mardi Gras Indian Show. We will feature three hours of some of the most unique music to come out of the Crescent City. Special guests will include Mardi Gras Indians from several gangs and long-time WWOZ host John Sinclair.
Bil "Negril" Szarabajka owns two of the hottest clubs on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, The Spotted Cat and Café Negril. On Sunday, January 31, Bil held a Haiti benefit at both of them, raising $5007 for Doctors Without Borders.
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), led by trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, won a Grammy Award for their CD 'Book One' in the Large Jazz Ensemble category. Terence Blanchard also won a Grammy for Best Improvised Solo, and Buckwheat Zydeco took top Zydeco/Cajun honors for his album 'Lay Your Burden Down'. Congrats to all these great local Grammy winners!