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Why Support WWOZ?

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
OZ's founders, Jerry and Walter Brock, knew a good thing when they heard it. The brothers set out to share New Orleans culture with the world, and it is this passion that keeps 'OZ alive. From the swampy city and across the globe, WWOZ is your 24 hour listener-supported, vo... Read more

And It's ON! 'OZ's Fall 2013 Pledge Party Happening Now

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Fall 2013 edition of our Membership Drive kicks off today and runs through November 15. Our Pledge Parties are great times to hear one-of-a-kind performances by the brightest stars in the New Orleans music universe. Early on today, we're planning on having the Dukes of ... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Evan Christopher, Live at Clever Wines"

Mon, 11/04/13
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we enjoy an hour of Evan Christopher, recorded live at Clever Wine Bar in Mid-City. During the program, Evan and I talk about New Orleans, the clarinet and some of his musical heroes. I also visit Murf Reeves of Sylvain Restaurant and Chris Hannah of ... Read more

Jonesin' for Jazz Fest, 3: Buckwheat Zydeco

Sun, 11/03/13
Authored by David Stafford
Jazz Fest 2014 happens April 25 - May 4, which means even the second weekend is less than six month away. So let's do one "Jonesin' for JF Video": Buckwheat Zydeco does "Hard To Stop" on the Acura Stage at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.   Read more

The New Orleans Nightingales at the Voodoo Music Experience 2012

Thu, 10/31/13
Authored by David Stafford
The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience happens tomorrow through Sunday (Nov 1-3) on four stages in City Park, with a lineup that includes mega-rock bands like Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails, as well as local acts like the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, CC Adcock & the Lafayet... Read more

Johnny Sansone, September 27, 2013

Wed, 10/30/13
On his birthday, Johnny Sansone visits with Bill DeTurk and talks about his recent travels, teaching a harmonica master class, putting his feet up on Phil Chess' desk at Chess Records in Chicago, his recent recording with Henry Gray, &c. Read more

Helen Gillet, September 25, 2013

Wed, 10/30/13
Helen Gillet and George Ingmire discuss her work with James Singleton, Ferdinand the Bull, looping technology, the Marigny Opera House amongst other topics. Read more

Highlights: Battle of the Brass Bands, 2013

Tue, 10/29/13
Authored by David Stafford
Last Saturday, October 26, four bands, TBC Brass Band, New Breed, New Creations and the Original Pinettes, battled it out under the Claiborne Bridge in the Red Bull Street Kings showcase and competition, in which "Bands are challenged to demonstrate their ability to incorpo... Read more

Jonesin' for Jazz Fest 2: The Food

Tue, 10/29/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a couple of short videos on Jazz Fest food vendors, wittily dubbed "Jazz Fest Cui-Scenes". In the first video, Wanda Walker from Love at First Bite/Walkers Barbecue breaks down the preparation of one of Jazz Fest's best-loved foods, the Cochon de Lait Po-Boy.     Th... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer"

Tue, 10/29/13
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we delight in some music of Cajun and Zydeco country, with performances by Bruce Daigrepont, Beausoleil, Bruce ‘Sunpie’ Barnes, Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars.   We also sample dishes by four different chefs featuring Boudin, a Cajun specia... Read more

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