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Danny Barker Birthday Bash concert, Mon. 9am

Sat, 02/08/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in on Monday, February 10 during the Traditional Jazz show (9-11am) for a special broadcast of the 2020 Danny Barker Birthday Bash concert featuring Dr. Michael White, Gregg Stafford, Freddy Lonzo, Marie Watanabe, Detroit Brooks, Topsy Chapman, Kerry Lewis, Herman LeBe... Read more

Rhythm Room 02/07/20

Sat, 02/08/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Maga Dog     The B.W.I.A. Steel Band     02:27     Sand & Steel - Classic Jamaican Steel Drums (Disc 2) 2     Everyone's Gone To The Moon     Bobby Womack     02:39     My Prescription '69 3     We Need Love     The Relatives     04:10     The Electric Word (Bonus Ver... Read more

Video: Earl King and The Meters 'Mama and Papa' 1974

Fri, 02/07/20
Earl King was born on this date in 1934. Here's his performance of 'Mama and Papa' with The Meters, introduced by Dr. John, in 1974.  Read more

Video: Holy Cross Tigers Brass Band on School Groove

Thu, 02/06/20
The students from the Holy Cross Tigers Brass Band joined us in the studio on Wednesday, January 29 for our first School Groove of 2020! Check out their performance below.  Read more

Video: Meghan Stewart 'On The Street Where You Live'

Thu, 02/06/20
What does a contemporary jazz music video look like? Here you go! This is Meghan Stewart's video for 'On The Street Where You Live,' filmed at the Marigny Opera House.  Read more

Goodnight My Love: A Tribute to Jesse Belvin

Tue, 02/04/20
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
This week's edition of The '50s R&B Show will be dedicated to the memory of the one-of-a-kind songwriter and balladeer Jesse Belvin on the 60th anniversary of his death. It's available now on our 2-week archive. Listen at this link.  Though the name Jesse Belvin may be reg... Read more

French Quarter Fest 2020 Lineup Announced

Tue, 02/04/20
The music lineup for the 2020 French Quarter Festival is out! This year's festival is April 16-19 at stages throughout the French Quarter. See for full information about the music, food, kids activities, and other offerings.  More than 300 acts will h... Read more

Video: Chewbacchus 2020

Mon, 02/03/20
Chewbacchus rolled Saturday and WWOZ was on hand! Check out this footage from the parade. The 900-member krewe is a sci-fi themed Mardi Gras parade, as well as a self-described "satirical space cult." Chewbacchus consists of over 150 distinct subkrewes, each of which pays ... Read more

Video: Original CTC Steppers Second Line Parade 2020

Sun, 02/02/20
In the streets with the Original CTC Steppers during their second line parade earlier today! Read more

Rhythm Room 01/31/20

Sat, 02/01/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Banarang The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra 03:05 The Benevolence of Sister Mary Ignatius 2 The Great Speckled Bird Marion Williams 06:06 The New Message 3 Why Am I Treated So Bad Pops Staples 06:46 Father Father 4 Please Don't Make Me Cry Winston Groovy 03:42 Presenting Winsto... Read more

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