WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the 2nd Annual “My Darlin’ New Orleans” Auction and Celebrity Gala benefiting The Roots of Music and the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation, sponsored by HBO's Treme.
Musicians to perform include: Glen David Andrews, John Boutte, Washboard Chaz, Tom McDermott, Aurora Nealand, Matt Perrine, Paul Sanchez, the Pfister Sisters and The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders
The Auction and Celebrity Gala will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans, LA. This unique red carpet event will feature a live and silent auction, an opportunity to mingle with the actors, producers and crew of Treme, specialty dishes prepared by local celebrity chefs and performances by some of New Orleans finest musicians. For more information about the event click here. For tickets visit: http://mydarlinneworleans.eventbrite.com.
Tune in to hear the collective sounds of Rising Appalachia, a band started by sisters Leah and Chloe, with eclectic music including poetry and spoken word, banjos, fiddles, drums, kalimbas and washboard. They are backed by band members Imhotep on the New Orleans bass drum, Abram on contra bass, and Forrest on the beats.
For more information on the band, check out their website: http://www.risingappalachia.com
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!