WWOZ Live Event Broadcasts

Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo 2012

Fri, May 18, 2012
through Sun, May 20, 2012

Three days of Mid-City-ing!

For all our Mid-City buddies, and all of our friend who become Mid-Citizens during the weekend of Bayou Boogaloo, get on your dancing shoes! We'll be out at the bayou broadcasting live, so check back as we continue to add performers to the lineup!


2:45 – 3:45 Bachaco
3:45 – 4:45 JAM-ALL featuring Jamal Batiste
5:45 – 6:45 Voices Of The Big Easy featuring Chuck Perkins


11:45 – 12:45 Feufollet
1:45 – 2:45 Gena Delafose & French Rockin Boogie Band
3:45 – 4:45 Lynn Drury

Lynn Drury. Photo by Catherine King


Bayou Saint John at Orleans Avenue
Along Bayou St. John
Corner of Orleans Avenue & Moss Street
New Orleans, LA
Feufollet. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

The Eleventh Annual "Great Night in Harlem"

Thu, May 17, 2012 7:00pm

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.

The lineup includes special guest Quincy Jones, and performances by Macy Gray, Dr. John, Randy Weston, Bono, Paquito D'Rivera, Rebirth Brass Band, Treme Brass Band, David Johansen, Stanley Jordan, Swet Georgia Brown, Essie Mae, John D. Holeman, Lakecia Benjamin,BIll Saxton, Kansas City Band: Steven Bernstein, Curtis Fowlkes , Don Byron, James Carter, Craig Handy , Victor Lewis , Geri Allen, Mark Whitfield, Art Baron, Jerry Dodgien, Kenny Davis, Ambrose Akinmusire , Frank Greene, Ray Anderson and over 40 legends with last minute surpises...

WWOZ and the New Orleans music community will be forever grateful to the Jazz Foundation of America for all the assistance that they gave to New Orleans musicians in the wake of Katrina.

Stay tuned as we announce the 'OZ broadcast lineup!

Learn more: Watch a video about the Jazz Foundation of America

Learn more: Watch a video about the Jazz Foundation of America


Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY

Terence Blanchard Group

Sun, May 6, 2012 8:00pm

Two shows at 8PM & 10PM.


Terence Blanchard is a three-time Grammy award winning trumpet player and composer. With more than 29 albums to his credit, he has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score masters of his generation, a member of a jazz legacy that has shaped the contours of modern jazz today.

As a film composer with more than 50 scores credited to his name, Blanchard has received a Golden Globe nomination for Spike Lee's 25th Hour (2003) and has also completed the score for Lee's Miracle at St. Anna (2008). His future projects include the score for George Lucas' "Red Tails" and Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" which he had already completed the score for and set for release in fall 2009.


Live broadcast will be for the 10pm set.


Snug Harbor
Snug Harbor
626 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Ike Stubblefield, Terence Higgins, Grant Green Jr., Wycliffe Gordon with Pedrito Martinez Group

Fri, May 4, 2012 10:00pm


Hammond B3 virtuoso Ike Stubblefield is a music industry legend. He cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Stevie Wonder and Rare Earth. He lent his soulful R&B style to Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters and George Benson, and helped create the classic B3 sound that others would imitate for generations to come. In 2010, he collaborated with Grammy-winning Atlanta soul man Cee Lo Green, recording organ and keyboards on 9 tracks.


Terence Higgins, internationally known as drummer for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, is as well versed in the churning New Orleans funk style as any man can be. Born and raised in NOLA, Higgins has performed with everyone from Widespread Panic to Dr. John to Norah Jones, and has even gained his own set of peers in other drummers such as Brian Blade, Russell Batiste Jr., and Stanton Moore. Higgins appears on dozens of albums, but with his first CD his own ideas have become a force to be reckoned with.


The son of infamous soul-jazz musician Grant Green, Green Jr. started a like-minded band in the 90's to carry on his father's legacy. The Japan-only Jungle Strut was met with critical favor, and he moved his act back to the States where he could finally record an album for the US. 


Wycliffe Gordon enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger, and educator, receiving high praise from audiences and critics alike. Gordon tours the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz for audiences ranging from heads of state to elementary school students. His trombone playing, hailed as "mixing powerful, intricate runs with sweet notes extended over clean melodies," has been universally hailed by jazz critics.


The Pedrito Martinez Group has its roots planted firmly in the Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition and in the bata rhythmsand vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. Ben Ratliff summed it up aptly for the New York Times (June 15, 2010) calling it, "complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk."

With its formation in the current lineup in 2008, the group has developed into an extraordinarily tight and creative unit. Members include percussionist, Jhair Sala, from Lima, Peru; electric bassist, Alvaro Benavides, from Caracas, Venezuela; and keyboard player/vocalist, Araicne Trujillo, from Havana, Cuba.


Blue Nile
Blue Nile
532 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Ike Stubblefield
Ike Stubblefield
Terence Higgins
Terence Higgins
Grant Green Jr.
Grant Green Jr.
Wycliffe Gordan
Wycliffe Gordan
Pedrito Martinez Group
Pedrito Martinez Group

Jazz Fest 2012

Thu, May 3, 2012
through Sun, May 6, 2012

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!

Jazz Fest 2012 Live Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, May 3

Young Pinstripe Brass Band
Lionel Ferbos
Dukes of Dixieland
Slavic Soul Party
Regina Carter's "Reverse Thread"
Kid Chocolate

Friday, May 4

Mark Braud & The New Orleans Jazz Giants
Topsy Chapman & Soul Harmony
Wycliffe Gordon Quintet, "Hello Pops, A Tribute To Louis Armstrong"

Saturday, May 5

Riccardo Crespo & Sol Brasil
Bombino Of Niger

More musicians to be announced soon!

» More about Jazz Fest


Fairgrounds Race Course
Fairgrounds Race Course
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119


Wycliffe Gordon
Wycliffe Gordon