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New music spotlight: Branford Marsalis

Tue, 07/26/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
For Upward Spiral, the latest from Branford Marsalis and his quartet, Marsalis partnered with vocalist Kurt Elling, a man with a deeply rich voice that's comparable to the great Frank Sinatra. The resulting sound as these two masters of the modern era combine is one of stre... Read more

Livewire Music Calendar: Live Local Music

Mon, 07/25/16

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/22/16

Sat, 07/23/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Wanaoh Black Heat 03:55 What It Is!: Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (Disc 4) 2016/7/22 22:00:47 2 Mercy Now Candi Staton 05:14 Who's Hurting Now? 2016/7/22 22:04:46 ... Read more

5 things to know for 7/22-7/28

Fri, 07/22/16
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For 7/22-7/28: 1) Tales of the Cocktail is i... Read more

New music spotlight: Allen Toussaint

Wed, 07/20/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Allen Toussaint, the patriarch of New Orleans R&B, recorded one last session before he passed away in November 2015. The 14-track deep American Tunes features solo piano recordings made at Toussaint's home studio as well as others made with guests like Jay Bellerose, Bill F... Read more

Video: Champion Jack Dupree and Allen Toussaint at Jazz Fest 1990

Tue, 07/19/16
Check out this absolutely phenomenal footage of Champion Jack Dupree with Allen Toussaint at the Music Heritage Stage at Jazz Fest 1990, uncovered during research for a recent two-part episode of WWOZ's New Orleans Calling. This performance was part of Champion Jack's first... Read more

Champion Jack Dupree: What We Left Out

Tue, 07/19/16
Authored by Dave Ankers
NEW ORLEANS CALLING was launched in the spring of 2014. Right out of the gate we knew what we wanted the show to be. It wasn’t musicology, or history, or a tourism vehicle. We wanted to give listeners a window into New Orleans people, life and culture, whether they were her... Read more

Two-Week Archive: WWOZ On Demand

Tue, 07/19/16

2016 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest

Mon, 07/18/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 11th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, happening October 14-16 at Lafayette Square, announced their 2016 lineup yesterday. This free festival happens just as the weather starts to cool down again, making it the perfect time to head to the CBD for great music and de... Read more

Satchmo SummerFest 2016 Lineup

Mon, 07/18/16
This year's festival moves to Jackson Square and features dozens of local performers paying tribute to Pops. Read more

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