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Rhythm Room 06/25/21

Sat, 06/26/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Fresher Under Pressure Hot Border Special 03:24 2 How_Do_I_Get_There Don Bryant 03:57 Don't Give Up On Love 3 Magnificent Sanctuary Band Donny Hathaway 04:26 Donny Hathaway (Self Titled) 4 He Called Me Baby Ella Washington 03:03 Dirty Laundry 5 My Love Ken Boothe 03:00 70's... Read more

Video: 'Graduation Energy' w/Trombone Shorty, Tank Ball, Bmike Odums, Edna Karr HS

Fri, 06/25/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's been a long, hard year for the class of 2021. We are loving this song and video from Trombone Shorty, Tarriona "Tank" Ball, and Brandan "B-mike" Odums from the XQ Institute. They're celebrating the nation's high school graduates with music and art. The Edna Karr High S... Read more

15th annual Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival: July 9-31

Wed, 06/23/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Pull out your dancing shoes and get ready for the 15th annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival - four weeks of back to back stellar performances from some of the most beloved Cajun and Zydeco musicians across Louisiana! This multi-day event will take place outdoors at the Ne... Read more

In Memoriam: Ike Stubblefield

Mon, 06/21/21
Hammond B3 virtuoso Ike Stubblefield has died at the age of 69, at his home in Georgia. He was a music industry legend with more than 50 years in the business.  Stubblefield began his career in the late 1960s, playing keys for Motown artists like the Four Tops, Martha Reev... Read more

Video: Mia Borders 'Mississippi Rising'

Mon, 06/21/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
This is Mia Borders performing 'Mississippi Rising' live at WWOZ on October 7, 2019.  Read more

Rhythm Room 06/18/21

Sat, 06/19/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Kashmir Speedometer 03:56 Our Kind of Movement 2 save a seat for me vocal aires 03:49 greg belson's divine funk: rare american gospel funk & soul 3 Exactly Like Me Willie Walker & The Butanes 03:38 Memphisapolis 4 Key To The Highway (Minit LP 24023) Tina Britt 02:46 I Found... Read more

WWOZ honored with 8 nominations by Press Club of New Orleans for Excellence in Journalism

Fri, 06/18/21
We are proud to share that WWOZ has been honored with eight nominations by the Press Club of New Orleans for Excellence in Journalism! The nominations encompass media produced and published during the 2020 calendar year. Here are our nominations: Best Radio Show Jazz Fest... Read more

Video: Vaughan's Lounge, spring 2021

Fri, 06/18/21
The Bywater came alive again this spring. These scenes are from Vaughan's Lounge in March, April, and May 2021! Featured performers include Treme Brass Band, Joly Bmore, James Andrews, Trombone Shorty, and Lulu & the Broadsides. Read more

Video: John Boutte - La Vie en Rose / A Change Is Gonna Come

Thu, 06/17/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Here's an excerpt from a John Boutte concert that we streamed live from the New Orleans Jazz Museum on January 15, 2021. This performance was part of the Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival. Boutte gives us his take on Edith Piaf and Sam Cooke classics. Read more

Jazz & Heritage Community Partnership Grant applications for 2021-22 due Aug. 6

Wed, 06/16/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation - the nonprofit that owns Jazz Fest - is now accepting applications in five categories of the Community Partnership Grants program for the 2021-2022 grant cycle. Since 1979, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation has invested proceeds from... Read more

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