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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

Culu and N'Kafu African Dance Ensembles at Congo Square Rhythms Fest

Thu, 03/01/18
One of the best parts of the Congo Square Rhythms Fest are the talented and vibrant dance groups who continue the highly meaningful dance traditions at this historic site. This year, the dancers will be heavily featured on Sunday, March 4, from 12 - 1:30p. Check out the Cul... Read more

Video: Ghalia & Mama's Boys at WWOZ

Wed, 02/28/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
We welcomed Ghalia & Mama's Boys into our studio for a quick session this afternoon. Check it out!  Read more

Video: Rebirth at WWOZ

Wed, 02/28/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Rebirth Brass Band joined us in the studio during the New Orleans Music Show this afternoon to share a few songs and promote their appearance at the upcoming Congo Square Rhythms Festival, happening March 3-4! Rebirth will hit the Congo Square stage on Saturday, March 3 at ... Read more

Mardi Gras Indian battle at Congo Square Rhythms Fest

Wed, 02/28/18
Congo Square Rhythms Fest is coming up this weekend! Every year features a Mardi Gras Indian battle, this year happening on Saturday, March 3 starting at 3:15p. Check out the verbal spar we caught in 2016 featuring members of the Flaming Arrows, Mohawk Hunters, and Fi-Yi-Yi... Read more

Interview with Terence Blanchard

Tue, 02/27/18
WWOZ sat down with the great Terence Blanchard for a conversation about his work on 'Champion,' an opera in jazz. 'Champion' makes its New Orleans debut March 9 and 11, produced by the New Orleans Opera. Read more

Video: KIPP Believe Jazz Band on School Groove

Tue, 02/27/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
We were happy to welcome the students of KIPP Believe Jazz Band, along with band director Mr. Keith Hart, into our studio this afternoon for the February edition of School Groove! Check out the performance from these talented kids below.  Read more

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