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Video: Oscar Rossignoli at WWOZ Piano Night 2022

Thu, 05/26/22
We are pleased to share Oscar Rossignoli's set from WWOZ Piano Night on May 2, 2022! Oscar was one of the 18 immensely talented pianists who joined us for the 35th annual WWOZ Piano Night at House of Blues just a few weeks ago. Piano Night is our flagship fundraiser and has... Read more

Treme/7th Ward Fest this weekend

Thu, 05/26/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival returns to Claiborne Avenue ("under the bridge") this Saturday and Sunday, 1-6pm! The festival celebrates the history, traditions, and culture of two of the oldest, most notable neighborhoods in the United States. These vibrant and... Read more

Rhythm Room 05/20/22

Sat, 05/21/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 in the summertime el chicles 02:53 viva tirado 2 If you're ready come go with Cynthia Richards 02:41 Here Comes That Feeling Jamaic 3 Hand Writing On the Wall Mavis Staples 04:07 Carry Me Home 4 Born To Loose [Brunswick 55341 '67] La Vern Baker 03:12 let me belong to you 5... Read more

Video: Perseverance Hall 2022

Fri, 05/20/22
Perseverance Hall, one of the few remaining buildings where jazz was born, was severely damaged in Hurricane Ida in 2021. Since 1950, it has been home to the Holy Aid and Comfort Spiritual Church of Eternal Life. Its current pastor, Harold Lewis, is working with the Preserv... Read more

Photos: "Take Me To The River" film premiere at Broadside

Thu, 05/19/22
Filmmaker Martin Shore explores the music of the Big Easy for the spirited followup to his 2014 documentary Take Me To The River.  While that film centred on the music of Memphis, the second entry in the series celebrates the rich musical history, heritage, legacy and influ... Read more

Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival 2022

Wed, 05/18/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival returns to Louis Armstrong Park June 11-12, 2022! This free festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, celebrates the rich traditions of southwest Louisiana. The combination of rollicking two-step music and spicy s... Read more

In Memoriam: Bernard Pearce

Wed, 05/18/22
Friends came out to honor the beloved musician, producer, artist and writer Bernard Pearce on Sunday, May 15. Read more

Video: Zulu Second Line Parade 2022

Mon, 05/16/22
The Zulu men stepped out for their 113th anniversary second line parade on Sunday, looking fly in purple and black. Check out our video from the beginning of the parade as the club members come out of Sweet Lorraine's on St. Claude Avenue.  Read more

Video: Divine Ladies Second Line Parade

Mon, 05/16/22
Divine Ladies stepped out in all white yesterday to celebrate the 20th-22nd anniversaries of the club! Check out our video from the start of the parade at the corner of St. Charles and Jackson Avenue below and click here to hear last week's interview between two Divine Ladi... Read more

Rhythm Room 05/13/22

Sat, 05/14/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Goo Goo Wah Wah Wah Wah Watson 05:43 Elementary 2 Glory Glory Johnny Ray Daniels 04:40 Whatever You Need 3 Love Is All Buck D.D. Black 03:09 Mississippi Bluze Mass 4 To The Other Woman (I'm The Other Woman Sandra Phillips 02:54 Swamp Dogg's Southern Soul Girls 5 Just Me Car... Read more

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