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Countdown To Lionel Ferbos' 102nd Birthday

Wed, 07/10/13
Authored by Sally Young
Lionel Ferbos' birthday is on July 17, one week from today. This year he will be 102! Still leading The Louisiana Shakers most Saturday nights at Palm Court Jazz Cafe, he is New Orleans' oldest active musician. He has played every JazzFest and is still a fixture at major mu... Read more

Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp

Wed, 07/10/13
Students from the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp on Cuttin' Class. Read more

New Orleans All The Way Live: Royal Southern Brotherhood

Wed, 07/10/13
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program is a dedicated to a full hour of the Royal Southern Brotherhood, recorded live at French Quarter Fest 2012. The rock 'n' roll collective is headed by Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, and Mike Zito. Together they fuse elements of New Orleans funk rhythms, sou... Read more

A True WWOZ Legend Takes A Bow

Tue, 07/09/13
Authored by Stuart Raper
Jivin' Gene, the DJ not the singer... I've heard him announce himself in such humble fashion many times, in his smooth, down home New Orleans accent. What followed after was always some of the best Rhythm and Blues of the 1950's that have ever been played on these airwaves,... Read more

Jivin' Gene's Last Show: Tuesday July 9, 7-10pm

Mon, 07/08/13
Authored by David Stafford
Props to Jivin' Gene, whose tenure at WWOZ began in the station's early days above Tipitina's. He'll be doing his last "50s R&B with Jivin' Gene and Neil Pellegrin" show on Tuesday, July 9, from 7-10pm. Read more about Jivin' Gene's career at WWOZ, and check out his February... Read more

Gerald French Wins 2013 JazzAscona Award

Sun, 07/07/13
Authored by Sally Young
Congratulations to Gerald French, winner of the 2013 JazzAscona Award, presented at this year's JazzAscona Festival. The festival has been held annually in the lakeside town of Ascona, Switzerland for the last 29 years. Previous recipients of the award include Lillian Boutt... Read more

Soul Stu In Exile: King James and the Special Men

Sun, 07/07/13
Authored by Stuart Raper
              There’s shows you go to in NYC when an artist from Nola comes to town, brings their funky soulful music with them, gets the crowd moving to their syncopated groove and brings that Crescent City flavor to the New York party. You see the New Yorkers do a mock se... Read more

Glen David Andrews at Louis Armstrong's House

Sun, 07/07/13
Authored by David Stafford
Go along with Glen David Andrews and his band on a guided tour of the Armstrong House Museum, in Queens, NY, where Satchmo and his wife Lucille lived from 1943 until the end of their lives. According to the Museum's web site, "No one has lived in the house since the Armstro... Read more

"Royal Southern Brotherhood"

Sun, 07/07/13
Authored by George Ingmire
  This week’s program is a dedicated to a full hour of the Royal Southern Brotherhood, recorded live at French Quarter Fest 2012. The rock 'n' roll collective is headed by Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, and Mike Zito. Together they fuse elements of New Orleans funk rhythms, s... Read more

Off the Hook Fireworks: New Years in London

Thu, 07/04/13
Authored by David Stafford
Yes, we see the irony of recommending a British fireworks video on the Fourth of July. And yet.... If you love fireworks and didn't get to see any this Fourth, watch this video. It was beautifully shot with multiple cameras by the BBC and is totally worth a look. The bigger... Read more

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