It's an awesome week to be in New Orleans!
1) The 48th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off on Friday,
April 28. The team has put together another amazing lineup with 500+ acts
over 7 days at the Fair Grounds. WWOZ will be on hand broadcasting live from
WWOZ's Piano Night, held annually during Jazz Fest at the House of Blues,
celebrates the New Orleans piano tradition. This year, we're taking it way
back courtesy of WWOZ enthusiast and 2017 Piano Night organizer and performer
Joe Krown. The theme of Piano Night 2017 is "Ba...
International Jazz Day holds a special place in the hearts of people in the
birthplace of jazz! This year's International Jazz Day falls on Day 3 of the
48th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival which takes place each
April/May in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz....
We're coming to you all weekend long from Jazz Fest 2017! Here's a preview of
one of our scheduled broadcasts for Sunday, April 30: Lil Buck Sinegal Blues
Band with special guest Barbara Lynn.
Lil' Buck Sinegal, "Master of the Stratocaster," from Lafayette, Louisiana,
The Louisiana Music Factory hosts weekly in-store sessions from mostly local
artists all year long but their lineup during Jazz Fest weeks is particularly
deep and notable. Check it out below. Louisiana Music Factory is located at
421 Frenchmen Street.
Thursday, April 27
Here in New Orleans music permeates pretty much everything and Audubon Zoo is
no exception to that rule.
Immortalized in The Meters’ song They All Ask’d For You - written by
Art Neville, George Porter Jr., Leo Noncentelli, and Zigaboo Modeliste -
Audubon Zoo is also famou...
We're coming to you all weekend long from Jazz Fest 2017! Getcha some New
Orleans rhythm & blues with this one-- here's a preview of one of our
scheduled broadcasts for Saturday, April 29 from Brother Tyrone & the
WWOZ was on hand to capture Brother Tyrone's p...
Just in time for the 48th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the
impressively extensive Jazz & Heritage Archive has launched a new online
database that allows users to search every single act that's ever performed
at the decades-long festival.
In addition to sho...
Marcello Benetti is a busy individual, whether he’s working on his own
compositions, playing with New Orleans’ finest, or even co-producing his
own music festival, Benetti still finds the time to release Il Vizio!
Released March 4, Il Vizio! or “the vice” is comprised of co...
Jazz Fest starts on Friday and one of the most anticipated acts in the
WWOZ/Zatarain's Jazz Tent this year is young Joey Alexander, a pianist with
skills well beyond his years.
Alexander performed at WWOZ's Piano Night in 2015 when he was just 12. He's
back in New Orleans ...