WWOZ Live Event Broadcasts

Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival

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

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.



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


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

Brass-A-Holics "Gogo Brass Funk" Band

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!


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

The Johnny Sansone Band

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!


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

Live Broadcast featuring Rene Marie with Germaine Bazzle and Betty Shirley

Fri, Jan 13, 2012 7:00pm

WWOZ will be broadcasting Rene Marie, Germaine Bazzle and Betty Shirley live from the Jazz Journey on Friday, January 13th at 7:00 p.m. So tune in at 90.7 fm or online at wwoz.org! And if you're in town, come on out! It will be an amazing show!

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents a Jazz Journey concert featuring the legendary song stylist Rene Marie, along with three of New Orleans' greatest female jazz singers: Germaine Bazzle, Stephanie Jordan and Betty Shirley.

The concert takes place on Friday, Jan. 13, at Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.

The Foundation's Jazz Journey concert series brings many luminaries in modern jazz to New Orleans for unique performances. Over the years the series has presented a who's who of jazz, from Ahmad Jamal to Wallace Roney. The Foundation frequently partners with others, such as the Contemporary Arts Center and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to stage free concerts of high-profile performers. It's all part of our mission to promote the music and culture of jazz while giving back to the community. See our schedule of events for upcoming Jazz Journey concerts.


Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel

WWOZ New Year’s Eve Live Broadcast: Irvin Mayfield & the Jazz Playhouse Revue + Special Guests

Sat, Dec 31, 2011 10:00pm

Check out the photos from our New Year's Eve celebration with Irvin Mayfield, Shannon Powell, Peter Harris, Michael Watson, David Torkanowsky, Carl LeBlanc and Glen David Andrews! The event was broadcast live starting at 10:30pm! We had a great time ringing in the new year and we hope you did, too!






Photos from our New Year's Eve celebration


Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse
Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
300 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Irvin on NYE 2010. Photo by Jennifer Leslie