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5 things to know for 3/17-3/23

Fri, 03/17/17
1) Happy St. Patrick's Day! The French Quarter is filling up and Molly's at the Market Irish Parade rolls tonight at 6p.  2) There's A LOT going on this Sunday-- it's Uptown Super Sunday at noon, starting at A.L. Davis Park; Single Men second line parade rolls at 2p; and S... Read more

Video: Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band

Fri, 03/17/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band was in to show their support for New Orleans community radio this morning on the Trad Jazz show with host Keith Hill! Check it out below, including a stylishly late entrance by guitarist Russell Welch and a trad jazz cover of The Kinks 'Sunny Afte... Read more

Special ticket offer for members at $70 & up level 2-4p

Fri, 03/17/17
It's Day 4 of our Spring Pledge Drive and we've got a special offer for new and renewing members at the $70 & up level-- pledge today between 2 and 4p and you'll receive a pair of tickets to see Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' presented by WWOZ and Winter Circle Productions at the O... Read more

Video: Joint Chiefs of Jazz

Thu, 03/16/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Frank Oxley's Joint Chiefs of Jazz gave a delightful performance on Jazz From The French Market this afternoon. Check it out below and, for the love of WWOZ, donate! Read more

Little Freddie King at 'OZ

Thu, 03/16/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
He rolled in on his two-wheel Cadillac then brought down the house! It's Little Freddie King sitting in with DJ Swamp Boogie on Day 3 of our Spring Pledge Drive.  Show your support for the station that brings you more live local music than any other by becoming a member to... Read more

Video: Kermit Ruffins live at 'OZ today

Thu, 03/16/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
All aboard-- it's Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers live at WWOZ! Check out their performance on today's New Orleans Music Show below. Read more

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations Swing With Tara O'Grady

Thu, 03/16/17
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
In the final run up to St. Patrick’s Day, Tara O’Grady is bringing her particular brand of Celtic Swing to New Orleans in a special performance at Treo, 3835 Tulane Avenue, on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Read more

Video: Barbara Shorts & Blue Jazz kick off Day 3 of Pledge Drive

Thu, 03/16/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Barbara Shorts and her band kicked off Day 3 of our Spring 2017 Pledge Drive this morning on the Traditional Jazz Show with host Sally Young! She popped in looking fabulous, then got on the mic and sounded fabulous, too! Check out the video below and see what other in-studi... Read more

Video: David L. Harris Quartet

Wed, 03/15/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The David L. Harris Quartet joined us on today's Jazz From The French Market and laid down some knowledge and new tunes. Joining Harris (trombone) are Jasen Weaver on bass, Daniel Meinecke on piano, and Gerald Watkins on drums.  If you value the unique programming WWOZ bri... Read more

Video: Bon Bon Vivant

Wed, 03/15/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Bon Bon Vivant came in during today's New Orleans Music Show with host Derrick Freeman for an energetic early afternoon performance on Day 2 of our Spring Pledge Drive! Check it out below and support WWOZ by becoming a member today.  Read more

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