At 'OZ, we're excited about our new partnership with WWL-TV, in which we recognize the work of the city's "Guardians of the Groove" with a monthly television series of profiles and interviews. See the second segment, featuring Donald Harrison interviewed by show host T.R. John...
Pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco, part of the next generation of contemporary Cuban
jazz musicians coming out of Havana, will be in New Orleans on Friday.
“Pachequito” and his trio make their formal New Orleans debut during this
visit, but he’s been a friend of the station for a w...
Cuban jazz pianist (and international rising star) Roberto Fonseca comes to the House of Blues on October 1 for a free Jazz Journey concert presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation. Los Po-Boy-Citos open the show. Seating is general admission, and no ...
WWOZ's show hosts score a lot of great interviews with musicians and other people of note, in which they discuss not only music, but their careers and lives. Now the best of these conversations are available on demand and as podcasts in a new feature: The WWOZ Interview. So fa...
Last Wednesday night, New Orleans music took over the world of late-night TV
talk shows. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue appeared on The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno (no online video yet, but we're hoping!), and the Preservation
Hall Jazz Band did "That's It!", the title t...
During the late 1990s, writes Keith Spera of the Times-Picayune, "Frenchmen
Street was still considered an exotic destination, even as it yielded a
plethora of ambitious, genre-bending bands. Among the most incendiary was
Iris May Tango", a group that "hit with a full-body ...
Listen to NPR’s “The Untold Story of Bobby Charles”
What started with the lofty goal to write a song for Fats, the Louisiana
native Bobby Charles would leave a bump in the musical path--whether he
wanted to or not. His music lingers, unnoticed under his own name, but it
In this red hot clip from two decades ago, the Soul Queen of New Orleans rips
through "You Can Have My Husband" with B.B. King, from the latter's Blues
Summit, which also included appearances by Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Koko
Taylor, Albert Collins, & more.
Greetings, WWOZ listeners and family.
To all here at home in New Orleans on Friday, September 13, I'd like to
invite you to my big birthday jam, the 7th annual one I've done at the
legendary Tipitina's. Everyone is invited. Details below and also at the
So named because bloody marys helped generate the idea, Bloody Sunday
Sessions is "a web-based video series of stripped down musical performances
occurring in the back of the iconic New Orleans’ mule-drawn carriages."
In this edition, Luke Winslow-King and his band bring the...