The Jazz Foundation of America presents its annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert to benefit our Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. This evening will raise money to assist countless elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis across the country, artists who have spent their lives making ours richer with their music.
Held at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, the concert brings together legends of the Music to say "thank you" for keeping the Musicians and the Music alive.
'OZ will be broadcasting from 7 - 9pm; check back for more details.
The lineup includes an unforgettable combination of jazz, blues, R&B and rock legends with Elvis Costello, Paul Shaffer (Late Show with David Letterman), Macy Gray, Sharon Jones, Long John Hunter, Jeffrey Wright - MC (Basquiat, Cadillac Records), Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Matthew Whitaker, Steven Bernstein (Musical Director) & the Kansas City Band: James Carter, Henry Butler, Don Byron, Curtis Fowlkes, Nicholas Payton, Jerry Dodgion, Art Baron, Craig Handy, Victor Lewis, Ray Anderson, David Gilmore and many more. Quincy Jones will also make a special appearance to pay homage to his mentor, legendary trumpeter Clark Terry who just turned 92, and to introduce a memorial musical tribute for his dear friend, Claude Nobs, the beloved Montreux Jazz Festival founder.including a special tribute to Clark Terry.
Broadcast runs from 7 - 9 pm.
Three days of Mid-City-ing!
For all our Mid-City buddies, and all of our friends who become Mid-Citizens during the weekend of Bayou Boogaloo, get on your dancing shoes!
'OZ will be live broadcasting from the Bayou Boogaloo on Saturday and Sunday, per the schedule below. See the complete music schedule here.
|12:15 – 1:30||Alexey Marti Septet|
|2:45 – 4:00||Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas|
|5:15 – 6:30||Debauche|
|12:10 - 1:10||Pine Leaf Boys|
|2:20 - 3:30||New Orleans Nightingales|
|4:40 - 5:50||Ironing Board Sam|
Piano Night is the flagship benefit event for WWOZ 90.7FM and has become a tradition among New Orleans music lovers and loyal fans all over the world. This one-of-a-kind benefit concert for WWOZ is held each year on the Monday night between the two New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends.
WWOZ will be out at Jazz Fest, broadcasting live! We'll be letting you do some Festing vicariously through us so keep your dial set on 90.7 fm (or wwoz.org!) throughout Jazz Fest! Stay tuned as we continue to update our list of performers!
WWOZ’s live broadcast of Jazz Fest 2013 is sponsored by Coventry Health Care of Louisiana.
Second Weekend Schudule:
Thursday, May 2
The Woodshed Hammond B3 featuring Kyle Roussell, Joe Ashlar
Glen David Andrews
Friday, May 3
Christian Winther - Soul House
Nicholas Payton with Vincente Archer & Lenny White
The Cookers with Eddie Henderson, Billy Harper, Craig Handy, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart
Saturday, May 4
Malê Debalê of Bahia Brazil
Sunday, May 5
Satan and Adam
Wayne Shorter Quartet with Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Orchestra with Dee Dee Bridgewater
First Weekend acts included in our Live Broadcasts: Xavier University Jazz Band, Mark McGrain & Plunge, Guitar Slim Jr, Sonny Landreth, Campbell Brothers, Lionel Ferbos & Pal Court Jazz Band, Jason Marsalis, Gerald French & The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, Tribute to Bob French, Tribute to Sidney Bechet with Dr. Micchael White, Donald Harrison, Breeze Cayolle , Roderick Paulin, The Session, Gregg Stafford & The Jazzhounds, Shannon Powell Quintet with Charlie Gabriel, Dianne Reeves, Kid Ory Tribute Hot Trombones with Lucien Barbarin, Freddie Lonzo, Craig Klein, Ronell Johnson, Treme Brass Band Tribute to Uncle Lionel Batiste
Four days of French Quarter fun!
French Quarter Festival (April 11-14), the kickoff to festival season, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a feast of local music on over 20 stages throughout the Quarter.
We will be broadcasting live from French Quarter Festival. See the details below.
French Quarter Fest is the largest free festival in the south! With over 800 local musicians and great food from across New Orleans, it is a great way to get to know the French Quarter. Check out the schedule of music events, the restaurant menus, and the French Quarter Festival's photos from previous years!
We will be broadcasting live from French Quarter Festival:
Friday, April 12
2:00 - 3:30 Camille Baudoin and the Living Rumors
3:45 - 5:15 The Soul Project
Saturday, April 13
2:00 - 3:30 Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory
5:30 - 7:00 Rotary Downs
Sunday, April 14
11:00 - 12:15 Luke Winslow-King
12:30 - 1:45 The Tin Men
2:00 - 3:30 Creole String Beans
Check out photos from FQF 2012!