WWOZ Live Event Broadcasts

International Jazz Day

DATE
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:00am

The inaugural International Jazz Day will be celebrated by millions worldwide on Monday, April 30, and will begin with an all-star sunrise concert at 7am in New Orleans’ Congo Square, the birthplace of jazz.

A number of jazz luminaries along with Hancock, including Terence Blanchard, Ellis Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Kermit Ruffins, Bill Summers, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Dr. Michael White, and Roland Guerin will play the concert April 30, which coincides with the last day of what has been celebrated as Jazz Appreciation Month in the U.S., and follows the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Hancock plans to perform his classic “Watermelon Man” with high school students. The concert will open with ritual drumming led by Luther Gray and conclude with a traditional second line with Treme Brass Band.

In partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the initiative aims to encourage and recognize jazz music as a universal language of freedom. All-star concerts will be held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris at the official kick-off on April 27, and begin in the United States at sunrise in New Orleans at Congo Square and conclude at sunset in New York City at the United Nations General Assembly Hall.

Stay tuned as we tell you more about the live broadcast of this event by WWOZ!

For more information about International Jazz Day, check out the UNESCO website.

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Congo Square
Congo Square
835 N. Rampart Street , Louis Armstrong Park
New Orleans, LA 70116

My Darlin' New Orleans Gala featuring Irma Thomas

DATE
Sat, Mar 31, 2012 7:00pm

HBO’s Treme, currently filming in New Orleans, will host the 3rd Annual “My Darlin’ New Orleans” Auction and Celebrity Gala benefiting Sweet Home New Orleans, The Roots of Music, and the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Assistance Foundation. Guests of this unique event will walk the red carpet and mingle with the cast and crew of Treme.

WWOZ will be broadcasting live New Orleans’ very own legendary Grammy Award winning blues singer Irma Thomas along with Little Freddie King, and Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns.
 
Guests will walk the red carpet and mingle with actors Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, Melissa Leo, Lucia Micarelli, Michiel Huisman, Chris Coy and crew, including David Simon and Eric Overmeyer and more while bidding on exclusive film, TV, and music memorabilia as well as items generously donated by HBO and local businesses. The auction will feature items from Treme, The Wire, and other HBO shows. A team of James Beard award winning and nominated guest chefs, Bayona’s Susan Spicer, Commander’s Palace’s Tory McPhail, and Domenica’s Alon Shaya, will be serving specialty dishes to guests as they sip on signature New Orleans cocktails.
 
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through http://mydarlinneworleans.eventbrite.com or by calling 504-421-4312.
 

WWOZ at My Darlin' New Orleans 2011

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Generations Hall
Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Dr.
New Orleans, LA
Irma Thomas at the 2012 Spring Drive. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival

DATE
Sat, Mar 24, 2012
through Sun, Mar 25, 2012
DETAILS

11am-7:15pm both days

Live Broadcast Schedule
 
The Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Louisiana, showcasing the African, the Caribbean and Latin American traditions that combined in the Crescent City to make New Orleans a nexus of world culture.
 
With two stages of music and dance, plus a huge arts market, a fresh foods market, prepared food vendors and beverages and a social services community center, the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival is more than just an event. It's a true community celebration.
 

Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium

Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium - Live Video Stream

WWOZ will host a live video stream of the Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium on Saturday March 24 from 10am to 1pm. This year's Syposium features renowned local and national scholars and tradition bearers including Robert Farris Thompson, William Ferris, Freddie Evans, Tito Sompas, Joyce Marie Jackson, Shannon Powell and Felice Guimont.

WWOZ will be hosting the live video stream of the Symposium.

 

JazzJourney

Jazz Journey Dance Concert

On Saturday March 24 in the evening the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation present a dance concert at Tulane's Dixon Hall with Tito Sompa, Aussettua Amor Amenkum, Kumbuka African Dance Collective, N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Company, Tekrema Dance Theatre and Casa Samba.
 

Class Got Brass

Class Got Brass? School Brass Band Competition

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is hosting a brass band competition for Louisiana middle schools and high schools during the Congo Square Rhythms Festival. Over 20 schools will be competing with celebrities judges including Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Gregory Davis, Dr. Michael White, Sammie Williams, Shamarr Allen, Derrick Tabb, Virgil Tiller, Brice Miller and several others.
 

 

WWOZ Live Broadcasts from Congo Square Rhythms Festival

Live Broadcast

Saturday, March 24 

 
2-3pm              Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band
4-5:45pm         Interactivo
                         (salsa/hip-hop orchestra from Cuba)
6pm-7:15pm    Diblo Dibala
                         (soukous guitar master from Congo)
 

Sunday, March 25 

 
4:15-4:45pm    The Stooges Brass Band
6-7:15pm        Partners-In-Crime

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Congo Square
Congo Square
835 N. Rampart Street , Louis Armstrong Park
New Orleans, LA 70116

Brass-A-Holics "Gogo Brass Funk" Band

DATE
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 11:00pm

Pull yourself off the floor, wipe the glitter from your eyes and get yourself out to a post-Mardi Gras live broadcast with the Brass-A-Holics "Gogo Brass Funk" Band! We'll be over at Le Bon Temps with Let's Be Totally Clear, having an awesome, smoke-free time and starting off Lent the right way with a beat-thumping good time!

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Le Bon Temps Roulé
Le Bon Temps Roulé
4801 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

The Johnny Sansone Band

DATE
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 10:00pm

 

WWOZ presents the Johnny Sansone Band as part of the Smoke-Free Live Broadcast series from Ruby’s Roadhouse on the Northshore, sponsored by Let’s Be Totally Clear. Tune in and enjoy the music, and if you're in the neighborhood, come on out and breathe in some fresh air and sweet tunes!

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Ruby's Roadhouse
Ruby's Roadhouse
840 Lamarque Street
Mandeville, LA 70448
Johnny Sansone at Jazz Fest 2011. Photo by Jef Jaisun