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Video: Shannon Powell at WWOZ

Sun, 04/08/18
Happy birthday, Shannon Powell! This Treme born-and-raised drummer never ceases to amaze. Check out his performance at WWOZ in March 2017 below.  Read more

Derek Smalls at WWOZ on Tuesday

Sun, 04/08/18
Derek Smalls, Formerly of the Band Formerly known as Spinal Tap, will join host Marc Stone on the Soul Serenade on Tuesday afternoon at 2p to talk about his new album, 'Smalls Change: (Meditations Upon Ageing).' Smalls' first solo LP features collaborations with Chad Smith,... Read more

Video: Doreen Ketchens at Jazz & Heritage Center

Sat, 04/07/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
We were pleased to bring you Doreen Ketchens in concert, live from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center, tonight! Check out the video of her whole set below. Doreen Ketchens is no ordinary street musician. Although when home in New Orleans she can often be found on Royal... Read more

Fats Domino's big break: Tricentennial Music Moment

Sat, 04/07/18
From the Lower 9th Ward, Fats conquered the world and changed the future, with a fresh new rhythm and sound from New Orleans that became rock'n'roll. Read more

5 things to know for 4/6 - 4/12

Sat, 04/07/18
1) It's a busy weekend in the streets! Chosen Few Traditional Jazz Cultural Parade is happening Saturday at noon, Single Ladies are stepping out for their annual second line on Sunday at 1p, and Downtown Super Sunday is happening starting around 1p. Get all the information,... Read more

Superb Musicians in Tulane and SUNO events this weekend

Sat, 04/07/18
Authored by Maryse Déjean
Tulane and Southern Universities host a gathering of performers who will explore the 'Sound of Freedom' this coming weekend. The line-ups are illustrious for events on Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8.  William and Patricia Parker are visiting from New York City to be... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/06/18

Sat, 04/07/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     It's A Man's Man's Man's World     The Fabulous Counts     03:53     Jan Jan 2     I Know I've Been Changed     Leela James     02:06     A Change Is Gonna Come 3     People Get Ready     Al Green     06:26     Greatest Gospel Hits 4     Before The Next Teardop Falls ... Read more

Video: Women of Note at the New Orleans Jazz Museum

Fri, 04/06/18
New Orleans Jazz Museum Music Curator (and WWOZ show host) David Kunian walks us through the museum's fascinating "Women of Note" exhibition. The exhibit highlights the role of women in the evolution of New Orleans Jazz from its beginnings in the early 20th century to today... Read more

Sidney Bechet makes his debut: Tricentennial Music Moment

Wed, 04/04/18
Like so many New Orleans musicians, the legendary clarinet and sax player Sidney Bechet followed a family member into a life in music. But Sidney’s musical debut started out at a surprise party -- with more than one surprise. Read more

Video: Mykia Jovan '16 Shots'

Mon, 04/02/18
Mykia Jovan joined host Derrick Freeman on the New Orleans Music Show last Wednesday for a 3-song performance. Here was her finale, the powerful '16 Shots.'  Read more

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