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.
Welcome to the seventh episode of WWOZ's new nationally syndicated program, NEW ORLEANS CALLING! This week we take a look at an instrument that might be old fashioned in much of the world -- but very much alive in New Orleans and Louisiana. It's the accordion, and you'll be surprised by just how versatile and beautiful the accordion really is.
As the emcee puts it in his introduction, here's "the world's greatest gospel singer, Miss Mahalia Jackson" with and epic two-part rendition of "Come On Children Let's Sing" recorded in Berlin in 1967 for West German television.
Here's a sweet treat for a hot August Wednesday: a live version of the Honey Island Swamp Band's "Cane Sugar", recorded live during a "Sitting In" session at Tipitina's on Dec 1, 2012. The song is the title track on the band's fourth album, released by Louisiana Red Hot Records in 2013.
During Jam in the Van's Jazz Fest visit to New Orleans, they met up with Luke Winslow King outside the Botanical Gardens in City Park. Here's his take on the spiritual "Down by the Riverside", adding his name to a long list of New Orleans musicians who've covered the song, including Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Snooks Eaglin, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.