As we ring in the new year, join us in reminiscing about the best musical moments of 2008. From live broadcasts and in-studio performances to shows and festivals, we can think of quite a few magical highlights from the past year in New Orleans' rich musical tapestry.
WWOZ volunteer Sally Young reports from Switzerland's JazzAscona Festival, where Herlin Riley and Shannon Powell received an award, and Charlie Miller (pictured) played with Danish group Skipper-Just-Frost. Also, show host Jamie Dell'Apa blogs about the World Cup from South Africa. Tune in to the 'OZ Blog!
Join the George French Band featuring Germaine Bazzle, Juanita Brooks, and Charmaine Neville and many more in a special celebration of Bob French's Birthday at Ray's Boom Boom Room, 508 Frenchmen Street, on Sunday, December 28 at 8 p.m.
Check out photos of the great Dave Bartholomew celebrating his birthday live in the WWOZ studio with his sons Ron, Don, and Dave Jr., and friends Cosimo Matassa, Bunchie Johnson, Mac Johnson, David Torkanowsky and more.
Join the George French Band with special guests Germaine Bazzle, Juanita Brooks, Charmaine Neville and many more in a celebration of Bob French's Birthday at Ray's "Boom Boom" Room, 508 Frenchmen Street, on Sunday, December 28 at 8 p.m.
Tune into the New Orleans Music Show with George Ingmire this Wednesday, December 24th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
as we celebrate arranger/producer/musician Dave Bartholomew's birthday and spend some time with the man himself.
A special edition of The New Orleans Music Show: "Olivia's Annual Happy Over-the-Top Holiday Show." Grooves from from the rare 1986 Creole Christmas vinyl release (from The Action Group label) will be featured.
This LP includes songs from Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Leslie Smith, Luther Kent, and a host of other legendary New Orleans luminaries.