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!
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.
On Tuesday, January 26, WWOZ will broadcast a performance by trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard and the Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Ensemble live from Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro in New Orleans.
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, a nonprofit education organization, was founded in 1986 by the Monk family along with the late Maria Fisher, an opera singer and lifelong devotee of music. Its mission is to offer the world's most promising young musicians college level training by America's jazz masters and to present public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world. All of these programs are offered free of charge to the students and schools.
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning composer and world-renowned trumpet player Terence Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score masters of his generation. Currently signed to Blue Note Records, Terence belongs to a jazz legacy that has shaped the contours of modern jazz today, stretching back to 1939 and including formative albums by one of Blanchard's mentors, the legendary drummer and bandleader Art Blakey.
This excellent ensemble will be broadcast live from Snug Harbor. Mark your calendar and be sure to listen!
The Treme Brass Band is led by snare drummer Benny Jones, Sr., who founded the group in the mid 1990s after playing with the Olympia Brass Band and leading the Dirty Dozen and Chosen Few Brass Bands.
Although their music is steeped in the roots of New Orleans jazz, this multi-generational ensemble infuses it with a fresh exuberance that mixes in elements of funk, soul, and modern jazz.
Don't miss out on this very special live broadcast sponsored by the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living! For more info, please visit letsbetotallyclear.org.
Bob French hosted an all-star jam live in WWOZ's performance studio on Tuesday, December 22 during Mr. French's Traditional Classic Jazz Show to celebrate the birthday of legendary New Orleans musician, composer, and arranger Dave Bartholomew. We hope you enjoyed the live broadcast as much as we did — and check out the slideshow above to see the musicians themselves digging it!
The band featured David Torkanowsky (piano), Bunchee Johnson (drums), and Charles Moore (bass). They played plenty of classic tunes, and Bob managed to get some great stories out of Mr. Bartholomew.
Thanks to our engineers, staff and volunteers for putting on such a good show!
Read more about Dave Bartholomew on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website.Happy 89th birthday to Dave Bartholomew!
This live broadcast is the first in a series of non-smoking shows presented by WWOZ and The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living.
Papa Grows Funk's all-star lineup features New Orleans' finest musicians and funkiest characters, all of whom have deep roots in New Orleans music. Accompanying the slinky Hammond B3 grooves of band leader John Gros (George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners) is internationally renowned June Yamagishi (Wild Magnolias) on guitar, Marc Pero (Smilin’ Myron) on bass, Jason Mingledorff (Galactic) on saxophone and Jeffery “Jellybean” Alexander (Jon Cleary) on drums. Influenced by Dr. John, the Meters and the Neville Brothers, Papa Grows Funk are the guardians of New Orleans funk.
The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living supports creating healthier environments for you and some of your favorite people: the ones who make the music and the drinks.
For more information about smoke-free music venues in Louisiana, visit www.letsbetotallyclear.org.