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Rhythm Room Playlist 03/09/18

Sat, 03/10/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Chicken Gumbo     Preston Love     02:08     Preston Love's Omaha Bar-B-Q 2     Sinner's Prayer     Reverend John Wilkins     04:17     You Can't Hurry God 3     I Ain't Raisin' No Sand     Staple Singers     06:30     Be What You Are 4     Baby Love     15 - 16 - 17 ... Read more

Video: Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet 'Offbeat Personality'

Fri, 03/09/18
Here's Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet performing 'Offbeat Personality' at WWOZ in 2014. They will be performing two free shows at the Jazz and Heritage Center on Saturday night. Read more

5 things to know for 3/9 - 3/15

Thu, 03/08/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
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 vide... Read more

Video: Alana Davis at WWOZ

Wed, 03/07/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
We welcomed Alana Davis to the studio for a live performance Tuesday afternoon! Check it out below.  Read more

Tom McDermott: Piano Night special feature

Tue, 03/06/18
WWOZ Piano Night is returning to House of Blues Monday, April 30! As the city’s premier event celebrating the great pianists of New Orleans, this year’s Piano Night is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Fats Domino. Tickets for the event at House of Blues are available n... Read more

Video: Cha Wa 'Ooh Na Nay'

Sun, 03/04/18
Cha Wa performing 'Ooh Na Nay' in our studio last March. St. Joseph's Night and Super Sunday are coming up! Stay in the loop at WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streets, your source for Mardi Gras Indian and second line events.  Read more

Glenn Miller tribute on Hep Cat's Ball, Sun. 6-8p

Sat, 03/03/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in from 6-8p on Sunday, March 4 as the Minister of Swing celebrates what would've been Glenn Miller's 114th birthday (b. March 1, 1904).  Glenn Miller was, of course, a premier talent of the Big Band/Swing era. He is best known for his seminal classic, 'Moonlight Seren... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/04/18

Sat, 03/03/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     tequila     fantastic virtues     02:25     virtue recording studios 2     Around God's Throne     Marion Williams     04:29     The New Message 3     People Get Ready     Ryan Shaw     03:29     It Gets Better 4     You've Got My Mind Messed Up     Quiet Elegance     ... Read more

Video: Water Seed at WWOZ

Fri, 03/02/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Water Seed had us dancing this afternoon! Check out their performance on the Friday edition of the New Orleans Music Show below, and see them in person on Saturday at Congo Square Fest.  Read more

5 things to know for 3/2 - 3/8

Thu, 03/01/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Congo Square Rhythms Festival is happening Saturday and Sunday. Brass bands, the 2018 Class Got Brass competition, African dance ensembles, Mardi Gras Indians, and more will be hitting the stage at this historic site. Both days begin with a drum circle at 11a and end wit... Read more

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