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Video: Courtney Bryan at Jazz & Heritage Center

Sat, 12/01/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
On Saturday, Dec. 1, we live video streamed from pianist and composer Courtney Bryan's performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free concert series. The event was a collaboration with Improvisation: New Orleans’s Gift to the Modern World, A Tricentennial ... Read more

Rhythm Room 11/31/18

Sat, 12/01/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     It may sound silly     Gladstone Anderson & Muddies     02:57     It may sound silly - Moodisc LP 2     The Little Wooden Church     Willie Neal Johnson & The Gospel Keynotes.     03:40     The Best of Willie Neal Johnson & The Gospel Keynotes 3     People Get Ready  ... Read more

5 things to know for 11/30 - 12/6

Thu, 11/29/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Join us for the opening reception of the Guardians of the Groove Photo Exhibit at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Gallery (1205 N. Rampart) on Friday from 5-8p! Participating photographers include Kichea S. Burt, Michele Goldfarb, Olivia Greene, Keith Hill, Ryan Hodgson-... Read more

Video: Tomas Jay Experience at WWOZ

Mon, 11/26/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Host Maryse Dejean welcomed the Tomas Jay Experience into the studio for a live performance on Jazz From The French Market this afternoon! Check out their set below.  Read more

Christmas tree lighting with Kermit Ruffins, free concerts + more

Sun, 11/25/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Kermit Ruffins will be ringing in the season in style on Friday, November 30 at the French Market's Christmas tree lighting ceremony. This free event will be held at Washington Artillery Park (across Decatur from Jackson Square) from 5:30-7:30p. It also includes a performan... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/21/18

Sat, 11/24/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Shaft Gregory James Edition 05:13 Prophets Of Soul (1973) 2 With God On Our Side Max Romeo 04:48 With God On Our Side - 30 Great Versions 3 Break Away From Me George Jackson 03:22 Old Friend - The Fame Recordings Vol 3 4 Start All Over Again Ida Sand 02:59 Ol' Virginia Sou... Read more

For Your Free Time: WWOZ Video

Fri, 11/23/18
If you've got some extra time this holiday weekend (or maybe you're just bored at work!), check out what our video team has been up to lately. There are two different rabbit holes for you to go down: Our live video stream recordings, well over 150 of them, in reverse chron... Read more

Tribute to the Great Billy Delle

Tue, 11/20/18
Open Your Windows Open Your Doors. Tune in Wednesday November 21 at 10:00 p.m. as the Wednesday Night Kitchen Sink Snow pays tribute to the Great Billy Delle by rebroadcasting an “Archive Edition” of a Records from the Crypt Show originally aired Feb 2011 in which Billy ha... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/16/18

Sat, 11/17/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Skokian     Carlos Malcolm & His Afro-Jama     02:42     Skamania-The Sound Of The Soil 2     Strange Man     Dorothy Love Coates     04:07     The Essential Gospel Sampler 3     The Challenge     The Staple Singers     03:43     We'll Get Over '70 4     Man, Oh Man     T... Read more

Video: Pinettes Brass Band at WWOZ

Fri, 11/16/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Original Pinettes Brass Band joined us in the studio this afternoon for a special sneak preview of their performance at Treme Creole Gumbo Fest! See them Sunday, November 18 in Armstrong Park.  Read more

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