We will be witnessing history to see Herbie Hancock receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Quincy Jones, with special guest Bruce Willis. Herbie himself will make an all-star tribute to our beloved trumpeter Clark Terry. Appearances by Questlove and Verdine White.10-time GRAMMY winner Chaka Khan will pay homage to Maurice White (of Earth, Wind and Fire).As always, we will have seat-rocking talent from young gems like the soon-to-be-famous Cuban sensation Jorge Luis Pacheco and 13-year-old piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker, plus veterans like Jimmy Heath, Albert 'Tootie' Heath, Wallace Roney, Buster Williams, Billy Hart, Steve Jordan and "The Soul of America" Charles Bradley, not to mention the wonderful surprises to be announced as we get closer to “Showtime!”
October 17, 18 & 19 2014
It's that time of the year! The 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival will take place October 17-19 down at Lafayette Square. The event is presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation.
WWOZ will be there broadcasting (and eating many pulled pork sandwiches) so come on by! Check back later for the broadcast schedule.
Our new video crew will also be live streaming large parts of this event.
Here's the complete music lineup:
5:30p to 6:45p Little Freddie King
7:00p to 8:30p Ana Popovic
NOON to 1:00p King James & the Special Men
2:15p to 3:15p Papa Mali
4:30p to 5:45p Walter Wolfman Washington
7:00p to 8:30p Los Lobos
11:00a to NOON Marc Stone
1:00p to 2:15p Leo "Bud" Welch
3:15p to 4:30p Selwyn Birchwood Band
5:45p to 7:00p Joe Louis Walker
NOON to 1:00p Brother Tyrone & Mind Benders
2:15p to 3:15p Vasti Jackson
4:30p to 5:45p Denise LaSalle
7:00p to 8:30p Bobby Rush
11:00a to NOON Luke Winslow King
1:00p to 2:15p Mia Borders
3:15p to 4:30p Valerie June
5:45p to 7:00p Mel Waiters
Cuttin' Class returns at noon on Thursday, October 9, when students from Warren Easton High will take to the air waves on WWOZ. Cuttin' Class showcases NOLa's newest crop of young musicians in a series of live in-studio performances by middle and high school age students from the Greater New Orleans area.
Join Us at the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival!
The third Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival happens September 26-27 with a lineup includes Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters, JJ Grey & Mofro, Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, among others.
WWOZ will be there for a live broadcast over-the-air at 4p.
We'll also be debuting a live video stream of the Ruthie Foster Band at 6:15p.
5-6p Big Daddy O
6:15-7:45p Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters
8-til Paul Thorn
12-1p Big George Brock
1:15-2:30p Johnny Sansone w/guest Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles
2:45-4:15p Mike Zito & The Wheel
4:30-6:00p Devon Allman Band
6:15-7:45p Ruthie Foster Band
8p-til JJ Grey & Mofro
11:45a-1p The Petty Bones
1:30-2:30p Keenan Knight
3-4p Mandeville High Jazz Band
4:30-5:45p Trent & Zac
6:15-7:30p Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers