WWOZ Live Event Broadcasts

Loose Marbles

DATE
Tue, Mar 2, 2010 1:00pm
The Loose Marbles will perform their eccentric and eclectic brand of gypsy jazz live in WWOZ's performance studio during the New Orleans Music Show with Tom Morgan. They'll be helping support 'OZ during our Spring Membership Drive, so be sure to tune in at noon to catch this rare in-studio set from one of the Crescent City's most notable bands!

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Live from the WWOZ Studio
WWOZ 90.7 FM
1008 N. Peters
New Orleans, LA
The Loose Marbles
The Loose Marbles

Al "Carnival Time" Johnson

DATE
Mon, Mar 1, 2010 2:00pm

Alvin Johnson, Sr., best known for his famous song, "Carnival Time," has been a New Orleans Mardi Gras icon for over 40 years. An R&B performer, Al is a New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival veteran and has worked with the likes of Aaron Neville, Oliver Morgan, Bobby Lonero as well as (the late Tommy Ridgley, Jessie Hill, Bobby Mitchell, Eddie Bo & Ernie K-Doe)

Al's newest song, the critically acclaimed "Lower Ninth Ward Blues", appeared in the Oscar-nominated film "Rachel Getting Married", and Al has been honored with induction into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Al will perform live in WWOZ's studio to support our Spring Membership Drive.  With him will be LMHOF's Mike Shepherd who will speak about Al's induction into the Hall of Fame.  Hosted by Murf Reeves.

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Live from the WWOZ Studio
WWOZ 90.7 FM
1008 N. Peters
New Orleans, LA
Al Johnson and Mike Shepherd
Al Johnson and Mike Shepherd

Banu Gibson

DATE
Mon, Mar 1, 2010
TIME
11:00am - 12:00pm

A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu Gibson is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Rather than mimic singers of the past, she mixes fresh renditions of Tin Pan Alley standards and jazz classics by Gershwin, Ellington, Berlin, Carmichael, Waller, Porter, et al.

With an extensive repertoire of songs, Banu's performances cover many high points of America's golden age of popular music. Not content to copy the past, Banu Gibson is creative within the boundaries of the genre, consistently inventing fresh and imaginative variations giving new life to timeless, unforgettable music.

Banu will be perfomring live in the WWOZ studios to support us during our spring membership drive.  Please tune in and listen to this remarkable singer.  Hosted by Dan Meyer.

 

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Live from the WWOZ Studio
WWOZ 90.7 FM
1008 N. Peters
New Orleans, LA
Banu Gibson
Banu Gibson

Smoke-Free Live Broadcast: Bill Summers & Jazalsa

DATE
Sat, Feb 27, 2010 11:30pm

 

Bill Summers will perform with his latest band, Jazalsa, live from the Blue Nile on Frenchmen Street on Saturday, February 27, and 'OZ will be there! 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.

In addition to being a founding member of Los Hombres Calientes with Irvin Mayfield and a member of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, percussionist Bill Summers has worked with Quincy Jones on the musical score for Roots and the soundtrack to The Color Purple. Summers plays everything from traditional African instruments to soda bottles, bringing diverse people and ideas together.

We'll broadcast live starting at 10:30 p.m., so mark your calendars and tune in to WWOZ 90.7 FM or listen on the web at WWOZ.org.

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Blue Nile
Blue Nile
532 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Bill Summers
Bill Summers

WWOZ Live from the Grammys

DATE
Sun, Jan 31, 2010 12:00am

 

WWOZ is teaming up with the Grammy Awards for a live broadcast of "A Night of Louisiana Music" from the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on January 30 at 11pm CST.

The event celebrates America's Louisiana-based musical roots and features performances by Louisiana musicians who've been nominated for Grammy awards, including The Magnolia Sisters, Cedric Watson, Zachary Richard, and C.C. Adcock — all of whom we'll be broadcasting live on air and online!

Broadcast Performance Schedule

11:15-11:40 p.m. The Magnolia Sisters

11:50 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Zachary Richard

12:25-12:55 a.m. C.C. Adcock 

1:15-2:45 a.m. Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole 

(Times are Central and subject to change.)

This live broadcast is sponsored by the Convention and Visitors Bureaus of Louisiana, through the courtesy of Republic Beverage. The event will also be broadcast live on several affiliated public radio stations in California.

For more info, visit the Grammy Museum Web site.

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WWOZ On the Road
WWOZ 90.7 FM
Grammys