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"Pardon My French"

Wed, 01/09/13
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
While out at the Bestoff Sculpture Garden in City Park this Tuesday morning --- where I volunteer --- I was approached by an elderly tourist from Paris who could not speak any English.  She needed to ask a question about the garden, and began with  "Pardonnez mon francais."... Read more

Rebirth of Clark, Part 2

Tue, 01/08/13
Authored by Zachary Young
In 2011, we reported to you from Joseph S. Clark High School in the Treme, which was in the process of shifting management to the Firstline Schools charter group. We returned a year later to check in and see how Clark - known for its musical alumni - is doing. Read more

"Evan Christopher: Live at Clever Wines"

Tue, 01/08/13
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

Benny Jones Sr. - My New Orleans

Sun, 01/06/13
Authored by Zachary Young

Jazz & Heritage 2013 Super Bowl Ticket Raffle

Thu, 01/03/13
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is raffling off a pair of tickets to the 2013 Super Bowl! Deadline is January 18th. Don't miss your chance to support the Foundation and score seats to the biggest game of the year! Read more

Calvin Johnson, Jr. Visits Before His CD Release Party

Wed, 01/02/13
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
  On Thursday, January 3rd, the Calvin Johnson Quartet debuts its 2012 album "Jewel's Lullaby" at Snug Harbor.  Before heading over for sound check, Calvin will stop by WWOZ for an interview just after five (5 p.m.) with Jelly Roll Justice. Calvin Johnson, Jr. was born with... Read more

Ronald Lewis - My New Orleans

Wed, 01/02/13
Authored by Zachary Young

"That Sounds Good"

Wed, 01/02/13
Authored by George Ingmire
On today’s program, we enjoy two sides of Brass, featuring Bonerama and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. We also turn you onto a couple recipes from “That Sounds Good”, WWOZ's new cookbook, including interviews with Craig Klein and Amzie Adams. Read more

Smoking Time Jazz Club CD Release Party on Saturday, January 5 at Maison!

Sun, 12/30/12
Authored by Carrie Booher
Local favorites The Smoking Time Jazz Club are celebrating the release of their third CD, "Oh Sister, Ain't That Hot!" on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Maison on Frenchmen. The band takes the stage from 7-10pm, and will have the new CD available for purchase that night. No... Read more

Re-Oriental Yourself for the New Year

Sat, 12/29/12
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
There are innumerable Americana songs with Chinese themes.  Perhaps more about China than all the other Asian countries combined.  Maybe it's because the stereotypical riff of Chinese music sounds so much like the cha cha progression.  Or maybe it's every musician's irresis... Read more

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