In case you missed the commemorative music played on-air, join us online in continuing to celebrate Wynton Marsalis' 50th birthday all month long. Wynton celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday, October 18 by performing Live at the Lincoln Center in New York, where he currently serves as Artistic Director. Wish Wynton a happy birthday!
WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the sixth annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Some of the confirmed acts include: Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Lil Freddie King, Campbell Brothers and Betty Lavette. Stay tuned as we add more acts to the live broadcast!
For their 83rd anniversary, the Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club parades in pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throw on something pink and head to the Rock Bottom Lounge on Tchoupitoulas + Peniston to show your support and watch the Walers strut their stuff. The fun starts around 1pm on Sunday, October 9.
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Join us this week as we listen to the excellent music of Ellis Marsalis, Dr. John, Joe Krown, and Bob Andrews. We also stop by Sylvain restaurant for a cocktail and visit Henry Griffin for a preview of this year’s New Orleans Film Festival.