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Rhythm Room 04/15/22

Sat, 04/16/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Walking Thru Jerusalem Corporation 02:55 Solid Gold From The Vaults Vol. 4 2 Praise the Lord Abiodun Oyewole 06:05 Gratitude 3 Set Me Free Arthur Alexander 02:55 The Monument Years 4 Rhythm! The Impressions 02:44 45 5 Everybody Plays The Fool The Chosen Few 03:28 Hit After H... Read more

Video: Downtown Super Sunday 2022

Tue, 04/12/22
The Circle of Chiefs 10th Annual "Indian Cha WA" Downtown Super Sunday was held on April 10 and featured tribes from all over the city. The procession of intricate bead work, feathers and harmonious drumming and chants started at Orleans & Moss (Bayou St. John) and traveled... Read more

Video: Cha Wa at Congo Square Rhythms Fest 2022

Mon, 04/11/22
Cha Wa performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Congo Square Rhythms Festival on Sunday, March 27, shortly before embarking to Las Vegas as Grammy nominees! Here are two highlights from that set, 'Chapters' and 'Fire Water.' Read more

Rhythm Room 04/09/22

Sat, 04/09/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Baby Cakes Pancho Villa 01:57 Instrumentals Soul-Style Vol. 02 CD1 2 He'll Make a Way (Trust in the Lord) Pastor Champion 02:41 I Just Want to Be a Good Man 3 Serve Somebody Booker t & the m.g.'s 02:41 Volt Soul Singles Volume 2- 1968-1971 - Disc 3 4 I Found A Love (Chess ... Read more

Photos: Class Got Brass 2022

Tue, 04/05/22
The Class Got Brass competition returned to the Jazz & Heritage Center after a two-year hiatus last Sunday! Rest assured that the future of New Orleans music is bright because these kids sounded (and looked!) great. Louisiana middle and high schools competed in a second lin... Read more

Jon Batiste wins big at Grammy Awards

Mon, 04/04/22
Jon Batiste entered the Grammy Awards with a record-breaking 11 nominations, the most for a New Orleans artist ever. And he won big-- Batiste is coming home with five Grammys, including the prestigious 'Album of the Year,' for We Are. During his acceptance speech, Batiste s... Read more

Rhythm Room 04/02/22

Sat, 04/02/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Nassau daddy Jamo Thomas 02:24 Jamo Thomas 2 Glory Glory Johnny Ray Daniels 04:50 Sacred Soul Of North Carolina 3 Simple Man Pops Staples 03:24 Father Father 4 I've Got A Problem Bobby Bland 04:39 Blues You Can Use 5 First Cut Is The Deepest J.C. Lodge 03:35 Telephone Love 6... Read more

Celebrating Louisiana GRAMMY noms on Louisiana Music Party Friday at noon

Thu, 03/31/22
Tune in Friday at noon as host Bill DeTurk celebrates the 2022 Louisiana GRAMMY nominees with over an hour of nominated music with ties to Louisiana! Highlights include a focus on four of the five Best Regional Roots Music Album nominations (the other is from Hawaii), a lot... Read more

Class Got Brass competition returns Sunday

Thu, 03/31/22
The Class Got Brass competition returns after a two-year hiatus this Sunday, April 3 at 1pm! Come out to the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart) to see the up-and-coming generation of New Orleans musicians do their thing! Admission is free. Louis... Read more

Photos: Treme Creole Gumbo/Congo Square Rhythms Festivals 2022

Wed, 03/30/22
It was a beautiful weekend for the return of the Treme Creole Gumbo and Congo Square Rhythms Festivals! These free festivals, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, were held concurrently in Armstrong Park. Check a few of the photo highlights below! WWOZ w... Read more

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