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Spring 2010 Membership Drive Highlights & Thank You's

Wed, 03/03/10
Check out these highlights from our Spring 2010 Membership Drive! We had dozens of great New Orleans musicians stop in to perform and chat live on the air — all to get YOU to help support 'OZ and the music of New Orleans. And we thank all of our volunteers, staff, musicians... Read more

Jason Moran Will Visit Jazz From the Market Thursday March 4th

Tue, 03/02/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
This Thursday Jason Moran, fabulous pianist and composer extraordinaire, will stop by the studio before going on to Snug Harbor for his appearance with the brilliant Herlin Riley. This young Houston native now resides in Brooklyn and has played with Cassandra Wilson, Stev... Read more

Kicking back with Bob Andrews

Tue, 03/02/10
Authored by George Ingmire
Bob Andrews has been in the music scene since the late 60s, taking part in UK Pub Rock before going to produce a number of great records including "There She Goes" by The Las. He made his way to New Orleans in the early 90s - collaborating with everybody from Marva Wright t... Read more

Dave Bartholomew and Cosimo Matassa Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 Special Wednesday March 3rd 10:00 p.m.

Mon, 03/01/10
Join us Wednesday March 3rd when the small hand on the clock is on ten and the big hand is on twelve as we play at least two hours of the music of our "Musical Heroes" Dave Bartholomew and Cosimo Matassa. Dave Bartholomew and Cosimo Matassa and the 60th Anniversary of Fats ... Read more

"One Year of New Orleans All the Way Live"

Mon, 03/01/10
Authored by George Ingmire
NOATWL celebrates its first birthday! We'll feature the first-year highlights, from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Little Freddie King to the hangover cure known as yakamein and Willie Mae's award-winning chicken. Tune in as we turn the groove up to 11 for the next 60 minut... Read more

Heavy D's Great Song Selection on Monday Mornings

Sun, 02/28/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Conference of the Birds  Heavy D's Monday morning (6am to 9am) jazz show usually starts with Dave Holland's Conference of the Birds.  I hadn't heard this piece since 1977 when my fellow deli workers discussed this piece through an entire lunch rush.  We were always looking ... Read more

French Quarter Fest: April 17-19

Thu, 02/25/10
French Quarter Fest is just around the corner! Tune in online or on the airwaves to catch plenty of live broadcasts from the 26th annual free music festival, including the Honey Island Swamp Band, Astral Project, Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. & the Wild Magnolias, The Revealers, and... Read more

Bill Summers Turns Up The Heat

Wed, 02/24/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
The difficult thing about interviewing a musician in a car is that, sooner or later, someone will insist in trying to reverse park in front of your stationary vehicle and, after getting all kinds of annoyed, will completely derail your interviewee’s train of thought.  Of co... Read more

Presentation at 2010 Grammy Luncheon for Music Executives

Tue, 02/23/10
Authored by David Freedman
The following is a transcript of a presentation by David Freedman, General Manager of WWOZ FM New Orleans, at the Grammy Week Louisiana Economic Development Office of Entertainment Brunch for 300 music industry executives. Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles January ... Read more

New Orleans Buries the Aint's

Tue, 02/23/10
The New Orleans Saints are no longer the "Aint's" after their stunning Superbowl victory. Fans, musicians and a few celebrities got together last weekend for a second line parade to bury the Aint's for good in traditional New Orleans style. Local photographer Jerry Moran share... Read more

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