Our Spring 2017 pledge drive is in the books, and WWOZ would like to thank everyone who had a part im making it a huge successful! Shout outs to all of our new & renewing members, show hosts, musicians, volunteers, staff, photographers, engineers and food donors You're all helping to guard the groove and helping us bring you the music and culture you love. Bravo!
Click here for all of the video we recorded during the drive, which includes nearly every awesome second of over three dozen acts.
Click here for a gallery of photo hightlights from the drive.
Musicians: Storyville Stompers, Cha Wa, J.P. Carmody, Noah Young Band, Jonathan Freilich, James Singleton, Aurora Nealand, and Doug Garrison, Eureka Brass Band, Bon Bon Vivant, David Harris, Barbara Shorts and Blue Jazz, Kermit Ruffins, Little Freddie King, Joint Chiefs of Jazz, Marc Paradis & Friends, Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band, Sam Price & The True Believers, Brad Walker Quintet featuring Mikayla Braun, Dinosaurchestra, Soul Brass Band, Walter Wolfman Washington, Quiana Lynell, Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Band, Jimmy Robinson, Creole String Beans, Debbie Davis & Josh Paxton, Warren Battiste, Danny Abel Band, Bob Malone, YaDonna West, Roderick Paulin, Alex McMurray, Davell Crawford, Bobby Rush, Palindromes, Shannon Powell, Iguanas.
Show Hosts & Pitchers: Jorge (Pamela Wood), Leslie Cooper (Stuart Hall), Cole Williams (Arthur Cohen), Marc Stone (Lisa Wiliford), Scott Borne (George Ingmire), Neil Pellegrin (Jivin' Gene); David Kunian (Andrew Grafe), Breaux Bridges (Lisa Wiliford), Olivia Greene (Dave Ankers), Derrick Freeman (Pearl Ricks), Big D, Soul Stu (Tommy Lyons), AJ (AA), Scott Borne (Stuart Hall), Sally Young (Ron Phillips), Michael Dominici (Action Jackson), Dale Gunnoe (Andrew Grafe), Al Colon, Missy Bowen (Dean Ellis), Brian McColgan (A.J. Rodrigue), Raymond Kent (Grace Wilson), Keith Hill (Pamela Wood), Black Mold (Scott Borne), Problem Child (A.J. Rodrigue), Vin Chary (Duane Williams), Black Mold (Jennifer Brady), Alski (Pearl Ricks), Ron Phillips (Leslie Cooper), Sharon Armstrong (Murf Reeves), Yolanda Estrada (Jorge Fuentes), Dean Ellis (Susan Corley), Susan Corley (Jorge Fuentes), Scott Borne (Dale Gunnoe), Soul Sister (Soul Stu), Mark Landesman, Lauren Mastro (Ron Phillips), Hazel the Delta Rambler (Bob Rodrigue), Charles Laborde (Jim Hobbs, Kateri Yaeger), Cousin Dimitri (Lisa Wiliford), Elizabeth Meneray (Noel Waggener), Minister of Swing (Elizabeth Meneray), Eugene Thomas (Duane Williams), Dan Meyer (Melanie Merz), Murf Reeves (Big D) Andrew Grafe (Scott Borne), Maryse Dejean (Reid Wick), Gentilly Jr (Christy Grimes), The Governor (Chris Antonucci), Lisa Williford (Dimitri Apessos), Leslie Cooper (Stacey Morigeau), Cole Williams (Murf Reeves), Marc Stone (Arthur Cohen), Lisa Williford (Pamels Wood), Neil Pellegrin (Jivin' Gene), David Kunian (Jennifer Brady), Breaux Bridges (Maryse Dejean), Olivia Greene (Jorge Fuentes), Derrick Freeman (Pearl Ricks), Big D (Arthur Cohen), Sondra Bibb (Scott Borne), Bob Murrett (Tommy Lyons), AJ (AA), Scott Borne (Cole Williams), Sally Young (Ron Phillips), Michael Dominici (Carrie Booher), Dale Gunnoe (Scott Borne), Noel Waggener (Pamela Wood), Ron Phillips (AJ), Brian McColgan (Stacey Morigeau), Raymond Kent (Grace Wilson), Keith Hill (Arthur Cohen), Bill DeTurk (Melanie Merz).
Phone Bank Volunteers: Danny Albert, Austin Allen, Harry Ballard, Mary Ann Bischoff, Tommy Boehm, Allison Burbank, Michelle Bushey, Shauna Carpenter, John Caulkins, Joanne Cole, Vicky Coppel, Veronica Cromwell, Frances Davis, Susan Del Guidice, Matt & Melissa DeOrazio, Mike Dill, Michel Gagnier, Melissa Gemeinhardt, Elizabeth Grippe, Jeff Grippe, Lea Grzywacz, Mark Grzywacz, Ryne Hancock, Arlene Hines, Louis Holmes, April Leigh, Michael Longfield, Alexis Manrodt, Vickey Maples, Mike McAndrew, Ron McKay, Jacob Mills, Bob Mugar, Julie Nabakov, Joel Nitzkin, Phyllis Nitzkin, Brian Opert, Wendy Pabian, Gerry Puchalski, Dennis Raymond, Evelyn Raymond, Tom Roche, Karen Scott, Eshyah Selig, LaWanda Smith, Dave Stets, Robert Swain, Dianna Thompson, Mike Thompson, Marta Welden, Sissy Wiggins, Chris Williams.
Photographers & Video Camera Operators: Charles Burchell, Kichea S. Burt, Bonnie Cochran, Nick Ferreirae, Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, Michael Longfield, Matthew Maillet, Tommy McIntosh, Ken Maldonado, Eli Mergel, Noelani Musicaro, Mark PoKempner, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Bill Sasser, Rosheka Taylor.
Front Desk & Helpers:Jeannie Adams, Tommy Boehm, Michelle Bushey, John Caulkins, Ron Clingenpeel, Joanne Cole, Steve Donahue, Jerry Dupas, Ame Flynn, Arlene Hines, Louis Holmes, Deej Johnson, April Leigh, Michael Longfield, Dave Maitland, Noelani Musicaro, Dennis Raymond, Karen Scott, Diana Thompson, Mike Thompson, Marta Welden, Chris Williams.
Food donations: La Boulangerie, Crabby Jacks, Moe's Original Bar B Que, Horns, Red Gravy, Primitivo, T-Eva's, Petite Amelie, Mulates, N.O. Cake Cafe & Bakery, Nirvana, Stein's Market & Deli, Elysian Seafood, Croissant d'Or Patisserie, Casa Borrega, Mona Lisa, The Fresh Market, Capdeville, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, Belle's Diner, Dreamy Weenies, Silk Road, La Boulangerie, La Divina Café e Gelateria, Marjie's Grill, St James Cheese Co., Fresh Market, Juan's Flying Burrito, Nirvana, Horn's, Petite Amelie, NOLA, Buffas, The Joint, NO Cake Cafe and Bakery, Maypop Restaurant, MoPho, New Orleans Ice Cream Company, and Kentwood Springs Water. If you're a restauranteur who'd like to donate food for a future drive, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.