WWOZ Live Event Broadcasts

Bob French & Friends Celebrate Dave Bartholomew's B-Day

Tue, Dec 22, 2009 10:00am


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!



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

Papa Grows Funk at the Maple Leaf (Smoke-Free Live Broadcast)

Tue, Dec 15, 2009 12:00am
Papa Grows Funk at the Maple Leaf

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.


Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf
8316 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Papa Grows Funk
Papa Grows Funk at Jazz Fest 2006

Fiesta Latina 2009

Sat, Nov 21, 2009 11:30am

WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the 2009 Fiesta Latina in Zephyr Field on Saturday, November 21.

Fiesta LatinaFiesta Latina is a celebration of Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean, and their influences on the music, food and culture of New Orleans.

For more information and the complete musical lineup, please visit the Fiesta Latina web site.


 12:00-12:50 Asheson Fiesta
 12:50-1:40 Rumba Buena
 1:45 -2:45 Fredy Omar Fiesta
 3:00-3:50 Patrice Fisher & ARPA Balla
 4:05-4:50 Som Brasil Fiesta



Zephyr Field
Zephyr Field
6000 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70003
Fiesta Latina
Fiesta Latina

2009 Voodoo Experience

Sun, Nov 1, 2009
3:00pm - 8:00pm

Can't Make It To Voodoo? Tune In to WWOZ! We'll be broadcasting live from the the SoCo/WWOZ Stage at the 2009 Voodoo Experience in New Orleans' City Park this Halloween Weekend. Tune into 90.7 FM in New Orleans, listen online at WWOZ.org, or stream us straight to your iPhone using our new WWOZ iPhone App.

See the complete schedule below, and check back often for changes and additions. (All times are U.S. Central.)

Friday, October 30
12:15 Papa Grows Funk 
2:00-4:00 Blues and R&B with the Problem Child
Saturday, October 31  
3:30 Irvin Mayfield
5:00 Big Sam's Funky Nation
6:30 Rebroadcast of Papa Grows Funk
8:15 George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Sunday, November 1  
2:00 Rebroadcast of Papa Grows Funk
5:30 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue



City Park - Marconi Meadows
City Park - Marconi Meadows
1 Palm Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70124
Voodoo Festival 2009
2009 Voodoo Festival

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

Sun, Oct 18, 2009
11:30am - 6:30pm


11:30 - 12:30 Brother Tyrone
12:30 - 1:15 J.D. Hill & Jammers
1:15 - 2:15 Luther Kent
2:15 - 3:15 Amedee Frederick
3:15 - 4:15 Guitar Shorty
4:15 - 5:15 PLAYBACK of Paula and the Pontiacs
5:15 - 6:15 Sonny Landreth



11:30 - 12:30 Ernie Vincent
12:30 - 1:15 Andrew Duhon
1:15 - 2:15 Cyril Neville
2:15 - 2:45 Chris Smither
3:00 - 4:00 Irma Thomas
4:00 - 5:30 T-Model Ford
5:30 - 6:30 Bobby Rush


Lafayette Square
Lafayette Square
602 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival
Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival