1) Don't Stop The Music! WWOZ's Spring Drive is coming and we've got a ton of great live, local music coming through our studio March 13-23. Tune in and turn on! And, of course-- support your New Orleans community radio station by becoming a member today.
2) We'll be video streaming from the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet at Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, March 10. There are two shows, one at 8p and one at 9:30p. Both are free to attend. If you can't attend, our video stream will be happening on our website and on Facebook.
3) 'Champion: An Opera in Jazz' is happening at the Mahalia Jackson on March 9 and March 11, produced by the New Orleans Opera. WWOZ sat down with the great Terence Blanchard for a conversation about his work on 'Champion,' an opera in jazz a couple weeks ago. Check out that interview at the link!
4) New Orleans Sacred Music Festival is happening Saturday at the New Orleans Healing Center. Now in its seventh year, the festival features Sacred Music from many traditions, local and international, plus a Peace Walk, arts & crafts, interfaith altars, workshops, art exhibits, psychic readers, women's circle, dance, yoga, prayer, blessings, storytelling, and food. This event is free.
Northshore lagniappe: the Dew Drop Jazz & Social Hall is kicking off its spring season on Saturday, March 10 with a performance from Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots. Considered one of the world’s great jazz monuments, the Dew Drop Jazz & Social Hall looks as it did more than a century ago, when this rural dancehall hosted jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Kid Ory, helping to alter the world of music forever. Every spring and fall, the Dew Drop continues that tradition, presenting jazz, soul, gospel and blues artists from across the region.