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New music spotlight: Debbie Davis & Josh Paxton

Tue, 04/18/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Vocalist Debbie Davis and pianist Josh Paxton team up together to release their newest live album Vices and Virtues – a live record. After over 20 years of collaboration, Vices and Virtues marks their solo debut as an actual duo. Recorded live on March 4 at the U.S. Mint, t... Read more

Sync Up Conference 2017

Tue, 04/18/17
The 10th annual Sync Up conference is coming April 28 to May 6. This unique conference brings together leaders in music, film and digital media for educational and networking sessions during Jazz Fest. Events include Sync Up Music April 28-29 and May 5 (which will also stre... Read more

Check this out 4.17.17, Murf Reeves

Mon, 04/17/17
  What's Happening, Murf here, dj at WWOZ, first, hoping everyone had a great weekend. I've been listening to some great music and I thought I would share some it with you.  First up is Smoove and Turrell, a crew from Newcastle, England.  Formed back in 2010 by dj Smoove,... Read more

Nicholas Payton 'The Egyptian Second Line'

Mon, 04/17/17
Check out the first single from Nicholas Payton's latest, Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, a dynamic album that draws from a myriad of influences like modern jazz, funk, hip-hop, and spoken word. You can catch Payton at Jazz Fest on Sunday, May 7 at 4:05p in the WWOZ/Zatarain's Jaz... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/14/17

Sat, 04/15/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Drums A-Go-Go    Hollywood Persuaders, The    02:29    Swing For A Crime - 1958-1961 2    Book Of Rules    Desmond Dekker    03:06    You Can Get It if you really want 3    Do Your Thing    The Marion Gaines Singers    05:39    The Gospel Soul And Funk Of Stax Records ... Read more

5 things to know for 4/14 - 4/20

Fri, 04/14/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Lots to do across New Orleans on this beautiful Easter weekend. The Pigeon Town Steppers will be holding their annual second line parade on Sunday at 1p. Seal's Class Act will also be hosting their 20th annual Easter parade on Sunday at 1p. Both route sheetes can be foun... Read more

R&B 04 13 17

Thu, 04/13/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  1    You Can't Sit Down - Part Two    Phil Upchurch    02:16    You Can't Sit Down 2    Story to Tell    Big Joe Turner    02:33    Jumpin' with Joe: The Complete Aladdin & Imperial Recordings 3    Sixteen Tons    Bo Diddley    02:29    The Chess Years - Disc 3 of 12 4  ... Read more

Piano Night 2017 Video Announcement

Thu, 04/13/17

Jazz Fest 2017 official poster

Thu, 04/13/17
Check out Jazz Fest's official poster for 2017! Featuring The Meters, this beautiful artwork was created by artist Francis X. Pavy. It features The Meters with the four original members, Art, George, Leo, and Zig, as they appeared together onstage at Jazz Fest 2015.  The J... Read more

Vision Fest 2017

Thu, 04/13/17
An all day multidisciplinary healing arts and music festival to benefit Louisiana Himalayan Association's Clear Vision Program providing free eye care and glasses for Tibetan Refugees.    Head liners include Magnetic Ear, Indian classical music with Andrew McLean,  ritual p... Read more

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