Brandon Franklin, saxophonist with TBC Brass Band and assistant band director at O. Perry Walker High School, was murdered on May 9 at the age of 22. There will be a Peace Walk in his memory on Wednesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hollygrove neighborhood.
A ruptured well continues to spew millions of gallons of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, endangering wetlands and crippling the coast's fishing industry. Check out our online resources related to this catastrophe, as well as photos from the Gulf Aid benefit concert and videos that will inspire you to get involved.
Sweet Home New Orleans is sponsoring free instrument repairs this Wednesday and Thursday (May 12-13) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the organization's office, 831 Elysian Fields, New Orleans. A mobile repair shop (The Horn Doctor) is traveling from Kansas to New Orleans to repair instruments for any musician who needs it.
Lena Horne, a singer and actress who became one of the most popular entertainers of the last century, died May 9 at age 92. Horne’s musical career continued into the late ‘90s. One of her final recordings was a duet with Frank Sinatra on the song “Embraceable You.” Thousands attended her funeral in New York City on May 14.
Just arrived in New York and went straight to Jazz at Lincoln Center. The 15 finalist bands and winning community band were about to play at the prestigious 15th Annual ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON High School Competition and Festival which got underway Saturday, May 8th at JALC's facilities and auditoriums on Columbus Circle.
WWOZ encourages listeners to help our waterlogged sister city of Nashville, TN. Musicians from that region including Kenny Chesney and Michelle Branch are still figuring out what they've lost, and the Grand Ole Opry is under several feet of water, destroying equipment, tapes and instruments. Here's how you can help.
A year after the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers and became the largest marine oil spill in history, things are not back to normal. Find out more about current benefits and ways that you can help clean up the Gulf.
Jazz Fest is over, but 'OZ still has a busy live broadcast schedule. On May 12, we'll bring you The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Happy Jack Frequency live from Lafayette Square. Then on May 15, 'OZ will be at Washington Square Park to broadcast the premiere of Irvin Mayfield's "Elysian Fields Jazz Suite". Mark your calendar and tune in!