WWOZ Live Event Broadcasts

Block Party at Rouses on Carrollton

Sat, Aug 3, 2013
11:00am - 4:00pm
Get Mango Freeze at Rouses Starting August 3!
New Orleans’ local big-time grocery chain, Rouses, will be 'OZ-ifying three of their stores, starting with the Mid-City location at 400 N. Carrollton. The café area will be transformed with WWOZ banners and posters, and best of all, the real-deal authentic WWOZ Mango Freeze (like you get at Jazz Fest) will be served up daily.
Join us on August 3 for the big kick-off party. Our remote broadcast truck and outreach krewe will be there to celebrate from 11a-4p, with Murf Reeves from 11-2 and Nita Ketner 2-4.
And the music will be happening all weekend!
Friday August 2, 4-6pm New Wave Brass Band
Saturday August 3, 11am-1pm Red Wolf Brass Band
                             2-4pm Treme Brass Band & Dancing Man 504        
Sunday August 4, 11-1 Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony


400 North Carrollton United States
New Orleans, LA 70130
Mango Freeze
Mango Freeze: Not just for festivals any more!

Satchmo SummerFest 2013

Mon, Jul 29, 2013
through Wed, Jul 31, 2013

August 2-4, Satchmo SummerFest celebrates New Orleans' most famous musician, Louis Armstrong, with hot jazz, hot topics and hot friends at the Old US Mint.

During the week leading up to Satchmo SummerFest, scheduled festival performers will be dropping by the 'OZ studio, as follows:

Monday, July 29 - 5PM, Ellis Marsalis
Tuesday, July 30 - 10AM, Carl Leblanc

Friday, August 2nd

Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage
12:00-1:00 New Birth Brass Band
1:15-2:15 Connie Jones and Tim Lauglin
2:30-3:30 Preservation Hall-Stars
3:45-4:45 The Dukes of Dixieland
5:00-6:15 Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns
6:30-7:30 Allen Toussaint
7:45-9:00 Wycliffe Gordon

Cornet Chop Suey Stage
11:45-12:15 Dance Lesson with DancingMan504
12:15-1:15 Red Wolf Brass Band
1:30-2:30 Charmaine Neville
2:30-3:00 Dance Lesson with NOLA Jitterbugs
3:00-4:00 Palmetto Bug Stompers
4:15-5:15 John Boutte
5:30-6:30 Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders
6:45-7:45 James Andrews
8:00-9:00 Free Agents Brass Band

Saturday August 3
Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage
12:00-1:00 Hot Club of New Orleans
1:15-2:15 Lars Edegran's Ragtime Orchestra featuring Lionel Ferbos
2:30-3:30 Treme Brass Band
3:45-4:45 Kid Merv and All That Jazz
5:00-6:15 Yoshio Toyama & the Dixie Saints
6:30-7:30 Sharon Martin
7:45-9:00 The Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Cornet Chop Suey Stage
11:45-12:15 Dance Lesson with DancingMan504
12:15-1:15 Swing Dolphins
1:30-2:30 Satchmo SummerFest All-Stars
2:30-3:00 Dance Lesson with Nola Jitterbugs
3:00-4:00 Panorama Jazz Band
4:15-5:15 Carl LeBlanc
5:30-6:30 Barbara Shorts
6:45-7:45 Ellis Marsalis
8:00-9:00 Original Pinnettes Brass Band

Sunday August 4
Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage
12:00-1:00 Butch Thompson's Goodtime Boys
1:15-2:15 The New Orleans Jazz Vipers
2:30-3:30 Orleans Brass Band
3:45-4:45 Robin Barnes
5:00-6:15 Leroy Jones and New Orleans' Finest
6:30-7:30 Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
7:30-8:00 Trumpet Tribute to Louis Armstrong (with Kermit Ruffins)

Cornet Chop Suey Stage
11:45-12:15 Dance Lesson with DancingMan504
12:15-1:15 Mo' Lasses
1:30-2:30 Seva Venet and the Storyville Stringband
2:30-3:00 Dance Lesson with Nola Jitterbugs
3:00-4:00 Southern Syncopators
4:15-5:15 Jeremy Davenport
5:30-6:30 Wendell Brunious
6:45-7:45 Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony


Live from the WWOZ Studio
WWOZ 90.7 FM
1008 N. Peters
New Orleans, LA
Kermit Ruffins
Kermit Ruffins at Satchmo SummerFest 2013
Satchmo SummerFest

Bridge Trio Live from New York

Wed, Jun 12, 2013
7:00pm - 8:00pm

NOCCA-trained modern jazz act Bridge Trio plays opens tonight (June 12) for Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet  at 92Y Tribeca in downtown New York City, part of the WBGO concert series The Checkout: Live.

WWOZ will carry a live feed from NPR Music tonight from 7-8pm CDT.

Which is to say, we'll be airing only the Bridge Trio's set.



92Y Tribeca New York
Bridge Trio at House of Blues
Bridge Trio at Piano Night, photo by Bill Sasser.

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival 2013

Sat, Jun 8, 2013
through Sun, Jun 9, 2013

11:30 am to 7:00 pm both days

The seventh annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival is New Orleans' premier showcase for the two-stepping dance music of the Bayou State.

As in years past, the festival will take place on two stages at the Old U.S. Mint - one on the lawn on the Barracks Street side, and one out in the street on the Esplanade Avenue side of the building. And, one stage at the French Market's Creole Tomato Festival, which is just one block away, will feature Cajun and zydeco music.

Once again, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has assembled an all-star collection of the biggest and most popular Cajun and zydeco artists in Louisiana - Rosie Ledet, Beausoleil, Chubby Carrier, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and many more.

There will also be 10 purveyors of some of the best food to be found in south Louisiana, plus a large arts market with some 30 sellers of hand made art and crafts.

Get the full schedule for the festival.

WWOZ will be recording and rebroadcasting three of Sunday's acts:

  1 pm -- Little Nathan and the Zydeco ChaChas (during the Zydeco show)
10 pm -- Dwayne Dopsie and Zydeco Hellraisers
11 pm -- Beausoleil

Want more? The Creole Tomato Festival runs concurrently at the French Market.


Old U.S. Mint
The Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
Chubby Carrier
Chubby Carrier
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Lost Bayou Ramblers

The Twelfth Annual "Great Night in Harlem"

Fri, May 17, 2013
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Jazz Foundation of America presents its annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert to benefit our Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. This evening will raise money to assist countless elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis across the country, artists who have spent their lives making ours richer with their music.

Held at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, the concert brings together legends of the Music to say "thank you" for keeping the Musicians and the Music alive.

'OZ will be broadcasting from 7 - 9pm; check back for more details.

The lineup includes an unforgettable combination of jazz, blues, R&B and rock legends with Elvis Costello, Paul Shaffer (Late Show with David Letterman), Macy Gray, Sharon Jones, Long John Hunter, Jeffrey Wright - MC (Basquiat, Cadillac Records), Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Matthew Whitaker, Steven Bernstein (Musical Director) & the Kansas City Band: James Carter, Henry Butler, Don Byron, Curtis Fowlkes, Nicholas Payton, Jerry Dodgion, Art Baron, Craig Handy, Victor Lewis, Ray Anderson, David Gilmore and many more. Quincy Jones will also make a special appearance to pay homage to his mentor, legendary trumpeter Clark Terry who just turned 92, and to introduce a memorial musical tribute for his dear friend, Claude Nobs, the beloved Montreux Jazz Festival founder.including a special tribute to Clark Terry.

WWOZ and the New Orleans music community will be forever grateful to the Jazz Foundation of America for all the assistance that they gave to New Orleans musicians in the wake of Katrina.

Learn more: Watch a video about the Jazz Foundation of America

Learn more: Watch a video about the Jazz Foundation of America


Broadcast runs from 7 - 9 pm. 


Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY
Nicholas Payton
Nicholas Payton, photo by Leon Morris
Henry Butler
Henry Butler, photo by Hunter King