We first found Marla Dixon — a personal trainer, musician and WWOZ fan in Toronto — through a google search for “WWOZ” and “blog.” We were looking for fans and members who support the station from afar. What we found was an inspiring young woman who’s put a lot of time, thought and effort into the city and its music. And she’s determined to do even more in the future.
At the beginning of the New Year, many show hosts on WWOZ take a look back at some of their favorite CDs from the previous year. Here's quite a number of lists contributed by our hosts. Many of the CDs are linked to Amazon, so you can purchase them and support WWOZ.
In early August, 'OZ staff parked in a cool mountain town of Colorado for their first WWOZ On the Road gig of the year, The Telluride Jazz Celebration. From one of WWOZ’s unique recording/broadcasting trucks, jazz greats like Roy Hargrove, Bill Frisell and John Scofield were broadcast live from the spectacular mountain setting
What have you done with the flag you pledged for in the last membership drives? Is it hanging in the hall? Is it on your balcony? Are there mountains behind your 'OZ flag? Send us a small digital image of your WWOZ flag and we'll put the best up on the WWOZ.org website
Preservation Hall Jazz Band's leader and senior member, the silver-haired trumpeter who excelled in his singing and playing, John Brunious, died Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 67.
The Roots of Music is a program designed to preserve and promote the great music culture of New Orleans by addressing and meeting the needs of middle-school students' musical education in the city of New Orleans. The program was started by Derrick Tabb and is due to get under way later this summer or early Fall of '08.