Piano Night

WWOZ Piano Night

Piano Night 2016 happens on Monday, April 25, and it'll be another outstanding celebration of the New Orleans piano tradition.

Piano Night is the flagship benefit event for WWOZ 90.7FM and has become a tradition among New Orleans music lovers and loyal fans all over the world.  This one-of-a-kind benefit concert for WWOZ is held each year on the Monday night between the two New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends.

2015 Piano Night Line Up

On Piano Night 2015, we'll be honoring Henry Butler. The lineup so far includes the Robert Glasper Experiment, Joey Alexander, Ike Stubblefield, Marcia Ball, Nigel Hall, Jorge Luis Pacheco, Brian Coogan, Joe Krown, Conun Pappas, Meghan Swartz, and Kyle Roussel. Read more about these amazing artists.

Piano Night Artists



jon clearyThe New Orleans Piano Tradition

If you'd like to learn more about the New Orleans Piano Tradition celebrated on Piano Night, check out the videos on our "Exploring the New Orleans Piano Tradition" page, which include lengthy lecture/performances by Tom McDermott, Henry Butler, and John Cleary, as well as shorter clips featuring legends like Professor Longhair, Dr. John, and James Booker. See a photo here.

George Rodrigue PrintGeorge Rodrigue Print

Something new this year at Piano Night: we'll be auctioning off a one-of-a-kind George Rodrigue print that's been signed by musicians at 'OZ throughout the year. See a photo here.

Live PaintingLive Painting Piano Night

We'll also have a live painter at Piano Night this year, and we'll raffle off the complete painting. His name is Scramble Campbell.

Piano Night TeesPiano Night Tees

Piano Night Tees tees through the years: 2009-2014


Past Piano Nights - 2014, 201320122011201020092008, videos from 2008


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