Benjamin Booker, who graces the cover of the current issue of Gambit Weekly, performs two blues-punk-pop songs from his eponymous debut album on ATO records: "Violent Shiver" and "Have You Seen My Son?". These versions were recorded live at WFUV, Fordham University.
The Krewe of O.A.K. will host its annual Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, August the 23, 2014. This year's theme being "Rub It All Over Your Body" will congregate at the Maple Leaf Bar at 7 p.m. for the Royal Balcony Ceremony.
This past summer, WWOZ hosted six interns from four colleges in the United States. Check out the video produced by another former WWOZ intern, Aristide Phillips, which reveals the tremendous energy, intelligence, and enthusiasm of WWOZ’s 2014 Summer Interns!
Back to school special! NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis (currently featured in the wwoz.org masthead above), along with his father Ellis, brother Jason, and bassist David Pulphus perform "Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?" and other selections from Delfeayo's upcoming release The Last Southern Gentlemen.
During Jam in the Van's Jazz Fest visit to New Orleans, they met up with New Orleans singer/songwriter Mia Borders near Harrah's at the head of Canal Street. Here's "Try Me On" from her 2010 album Magnolia Blue.
Los Caballeros del Son, one of the premiere Latin music groups currently performing in South Lousiana, will be playing two shows on Thursday, August 21 at the Prime Example. WWOZ will be live broadcasting the 10p show. The group plays traditional Cuban “Son” music, the foundation of all Cuban dance music.
Proud to share some good news from the continually up-and-coming New Orleans country-folk scene that’s blossomed from the 9th Ward. Local country soulsters, The Deslondes, hit the stage at the historic and renowned Newport Folk Festival a couple weeks ago following their appearance at Jazzfest in May.
While we're in NYC to live broadcast A Great Night in Harlem, we're planning an event at d.b.a. in Brooklyn on October 22. $10 (suggested donation) gets you a free beer from our co-sponsors (Bayou Teche Brewing) and a raffle ticket. Prizes include a much-coveted Brass Pass. Music will be provided by Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers and Cedryl Ballou of Lake Charles.
Culture Collision 6, the annual happy-hour to kick off New Orleans’ vibrant cultural season is excited to announce its new home for the 2014-15 event: The National WWII Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.