We rang in the New Year with a special New Year's Eve live broadcast by WWOZ, featuring Grammy Award-Winning jazz trumpeter, Irvin Mayfield on Friday, December 31, beginning at 10:30 p.m. A special New Year's event, The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse presented, "A Toast from New Orleans," inviting listeners from across the globe to experience New Year's Eve New Orleans style.
Irvin Mayfield will presented his all-star Jazz Playhouse Revue, featuring David Torkanowsky, Shannon Powell, Don Vappie, Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown, Lucien Barbarin, and entertainer Trixie Minx.
On Thursday, November 18, WWOZ will broadcast jazz singer Miss Sophie Lee live from the Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchmen Street. The broadcast is sponsored by LetsBeTotallyClear.org, so the show will be totally smoke-free, providing a healthy environment for the musicians, staff and audience.
About Miss Sophie Lee
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Miss Sophie Lee moved to New Orleans in 2001 in search of its rich musical and culinary culture. She quickly found Frenchmen Street and the New Orleans Jazz Vipers who, along with Bart Ramsey, collaborated with her on her first New Orleans self-titled CD in 2006.
In the Summer and Fall of 2009, Sophie, Bart and members of the Jazz Vipers (now called "The New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings") collaborated again for another Miss Sophie Lee CD, "Tallulah Moon".
The 2010 New Orleans Po-Boy Preservation Festival descended upon Oak Street in the Uptown section of the Crescent City on Sunday, November 14! The fest annually celebrates one of the city's most famous culinary traditions, which dates back to the 1920s, with an outdoor festival featuring live music, art, and some of the tastiest po-boys in New Orleans from dozens of local eateries.
WWOZ broadcast Los Po-Boy-Citos, Honey Island Swamp Band and Papa Grows Funk from the Streetcar Stage at S. Carrollton Ave. and Oak St.
The WWOZ Outreach Krewe was on hand signing up new/renewing members, selling fantastic 'OZ gear and raffling off prizes. We even sold 2011 WWOZ Brass Passes—just in time for the holidays!
The Voodoo Experience is one of the biggest music festivals in New Orleans, encompassing a wide range of musical styles and packed with huge international acts as well as dozens of local performers on 7 stages in City Park near the New Orleans Museum of Art.» See WWOZ's 2009 Voodoo Experience photo highlights
|WWOZ 2010 Voodoo Experience Live Broadcast Schedule|
|Sunday, October 31|
|12:00-5:00 p.m.||Dean Ellis and Sam Cammarata host "Live from Voodoo"|
|Saturday, October 30|
|3:30-4:30 p.m.||Rebirth Brass Band
|5:00-6:15 p.m.||Basin Street Records Revue with Dr. Michael White, Jeremy Davenport, Kermit Ruffins & Jason Marsalis
|6:45-8:00 p.m.||Buckwheat Zydeco|
|Friday, October 29|
|3:15-4:30 p.m.||Big Sam's Funky Nation|
On Monday, October 25, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and members of his Uptown Jazz Orchestra will be at WWOZ's studios performing live on air beginning at 6 p.m. during Jazz from the French Market with Charles Burchell. Tune in on air or online and don't miss this very special performance by New Orleans jazz royalty.
As a trombonist, Delfeayo has toured internationally with legendary jazz artists Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton and Max Roach, as well as touring with his own modern jazz ensemble. A mainstay on the New Orleans modern jazz scene, he has released three solo albums to critical acclaim.
Delfeayo has been involved with educating youth in various developmental programs for several years, serving as director of the Foundation for Artistic and Musical Excellence summer program in Lawrenceville, NJ from 1998 to 2002. In addition to implementing Uptown Music Theatre's Kidstown AfterSchool in three New Orleans grammar schools in 2009, he will release a new CD in 2011 entitled Sweet Thunder.
Find out more at DelfeayoMarsalis.com.