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Professor Longhair, Dr. John, The Meters: 'Big Chief'

Thu, 02/01/18
The legendary Dr.John, Professor Longhair, Earl King and The Meters perform Big Chief in live grand finale of "Dr. John's New Orleans Swamp" on PBS Soundstage in 1974, Chicago. Read more

Denise LaSalle 'Juke Joint Woman'

Tue, 01/30/18
Rest in peace to Denise LaSalle, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 78. Here is her performance of 'Juke Joint Woman' at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival​ 2014. Read more

Cleoma and Joe Falcon make first Cajun music record ever: Tricentennial Music Moment

Mon, 01/29/18
Joe and Cleoma Falcon were considered among the greatest Cajun accordion players ever. Cleoma’s guitar and singing, combined with Joe’s accordion playing, set a standard for Cajun music that still stands today. Read more

Video from the weekend of Jan. 26-28, 2018: Krewe du Vieux, Ladies of Unity + more

Mon, 01/29/18
New Orleans was hopping with the first big parades of the season this weekend, plus the Ladies and Men of Unity Second Line Parade on Sunday! Check out these video highlights of Krewe du Vieux, krewedelusion, and the second line parade as captured by the WWOZ video team. Ac... Read more

Community outreach tickets for Jazz Fest 2018

Sun, 01/28/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Each year, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation supports community involvement in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by distributing thousands of free tickets to the world–famous festival of local music and culture. The application deadline is Monday, March 5 a... Read more

In Memoriam: Johnny Jackson, Jr.

Sat, 01/27/18
Community leader Johnny Jackson, Jr. passed away Wednesday, January 24 at the age of 74. Jackson was the head of WWOZ's Board of Directors during and following Hurricane Katrina. He also served on the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation's Board from 1975-2013. Jackson ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/26/18

Sat, 01/27/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Ode To Billy Joe Pt1     Mighty Flea     02:48     45rpm 2     If you're ready come go with     Cynthia Richards     02:41     Here Comes That Feeling Jamaic 3     Gently (Feat. Anthony Hamilton)     Booker T. Jones     03:09     Sound The Alarm 4     You Can Have Her ... Read more

5 things to know for 1/26 - 2/1

Fri, 01/26/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Happy Carnival! Krewe du Vieux and krewedelusion roll in New Orleans on Saturday. KdV's theme this year: "Bienville's Wet Dream." And check out the full 2018 Mardi Gras season parade schedule.  2) Sync Up Conference is going year-round! Attend their event on Wednesday, ... Read more

Video: NOCCA Jazz Ensemble at WWOZ

Wed, 01/24/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
We welcomed the students from the NOCCA Jazz Ensemble, led by Mr. Michael Pellera, today for the January episode of School Groove, live from the WWOZ studio. Mr. Pellera is the recipient of OffBeat Magazine's 2018 Lifetime Achievement in Education Award at the Best of the B... Read more

TABASCO the opera

Tue, 01/23/18
'Tabasco,' an opera not performed since the 19th century, has found new life at Le Petit Theatre with the New Orleans Opera Company. Read more

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