WWOZ Latest

WWOZ brings together our local, national and international supporters into a distinctive community that celebrates and strengthens the music, musicians, culture and culture bearers of New Orleans.

Treme, Episode 11 (Season 2, Episode 1): Accentuate the Positive

Mon, 04/25/11
Authored by David Freedman
Pitch Perfect! So many of the images in the opening episode of HBO’s 2nd season’s premier of Treme resonate with the pictures of New Orleans that I carry in my mind’s eye--an eye that has been richly provisioned by this city over a lifetime. It was heartening to see Lol... Read more

Anticipation of Season Two of HBO's Treme from WWOZ's General Manager

Mon, 04/25/11
Authored by David Freedman
With the new season of Treme starting up, one thing that I fret about from time to time is: how many of us will start playing ourselves, instead of just being ourselves? When we start representing our culture and music (and not just living it), we start down the road that ends... Read more

West Fest Super Sunday Mardi Gras Indian parade

Fri, 04/22/11
Check out photos from West Fest Super Sunday 2011. This annual event was held in Algiers on April 17th. The weather was gorgeous as were the costumes. Read more

The Poor Clares - 20 years at the Jazz Fest

Fri, 04/22/11
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Get ready New Orleans; the Poor Clares will soon all be back in town to celebrate their 20th year anniversary playing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival as one of the premium Irish bands to come out of the Crescent City.  The Poor Clares are Betsy McGovern, alo... Read more

Pedestrian Safety

Fri, 04/22/11
Authored by Julia Botero
Julia Botero finds out about safety on the streets of New Orleans, from both pedestrians and motorists. Read more

Mass & Jazz Funeral for Mickey "Slewfoot" McLaughlin

Thu, 04/21/11
On Wednesday April 27, a full funeral mass will be held at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, at 6:00 PM. Following the service, the community will step off in a Second Line tribute led by the famed Tremé Brass Band. Continue reading to learn more about the beloved Apple Barrel regu... Read more

Ole & Nu Style Fellas Second Line

Wed, 04/20/11
Check out photos from the Ole & Nu Style Fellas second line from April 17th, 2011 and catch a glimpse of the amazing costumes, music, dancing, people and festivities! Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for April, 2011

Wed, 04/20/11
Dear Listener,The moon is foole and Aprill hath al the floures perced to the roote. Just a few days ago, French Quarter Fest pulsed powerful with good feelings and today the weather remains glorious. Treme prepares for a new round of Simonizing and excitement in the clubs i... Read more


Tue, 04/19/11
Authored by David Kunian
In honor of the late great Don "Big Moose" Jamison and in honor of everyone celebrating Easter and any excuse to play this is a good one... The Tone Scientists and Sound Chemists and Vibration Physicists of the Kitchen Sink will bring you the epic avant garde free jazz s... Read more

Sound Clash Round 4

Mon, 04/18/11
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
The judges are still declaring a draw so join Brice Nice and Alski in the ring for round 4. As always the only rule is staying in the groove . Read more

Get the 'OZone monthly newsletter
Flaming drumsticks
Support the Guardians of the Groove
Navy Guardians Tee - $20.00