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Rhythm Room Playlist 05/12/17

Sat, 05/13/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Wanaoh     Black Heat     03:55     What It Is!: Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (Disc 4) 2     Move_Upstairs     Como Mamas     03:34     Move_Upstairs 3     Cryin' in the Streets      Zeshan B     04:16      4     Without My Love     Little Roy     03:32     Live On 5    ... Read more

5 things to know for 5/12 - 5/18

Fri, 05/12/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) It's Mother's Day weekend and two clubs are hosting events to celebrate all the special moms in your life. On Sunday, Original Big 7 will roll with their annual Mother's Day Second Line Parade-- get the route sheet from WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streets. Also on Sunday, D... Read more

New video from The Deslondes 'Hurricance Shakedown'

Thu, 05/11/17
Hurricane season is rapidly approaching and The Deslondes' latest single off their upcoming album, Hurry Home, is an homage to the electricity-less hot and humid days and nights that lead to rompin' and rollin' in bed. "It was written as a rock and roll song inspired about ... Read more

'Dance:' new video from Erica Falls

Wed, 05/10/17
Erica Falls creates a stir whenever she gets onstage. This talented vocalist is homegrown New Orleans. This new video for the first single, 'Dance,' off her debut solo CD Home Grown was filmed Uptown and in the Upper 9th Ward's Vaughan's Lounge. Watch closely for cameos fro... Read more

100 Best Photos of Jazz Fest 2017

Wed, 05/10/17
The 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is in the books! As always, there was a ton of great music, food, parades, and special moments. Take a look below at some of the best photos of the Fest as captured by the WWOZ photography team-- Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, Eli Mergel... Read more

New music spotlight: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Tue, 05/09/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s latest effort, So It Is, brings together a variety of influences from the New Orleans musical pedigree. The album consists of all-new original music, largely composed by longtime members Ben Jaffe (tuba and bass) and Charlie Gabriel (tenor saxo... Read more

Ponderosa Stomp announces 2017 lineup

Mon, 05/08/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Ponderosa Stomp announced its lineup for this year's festival, happening October 5-7 at the Orpheum Theater. The Stomp celebrates the unsung heroes of American music, particularly artists in early rock'n'roll, one-hit wonders, and swamp pop.  This year, the Stomp will ... Read more

Photo highlights from Day 7 of Jazz Fest 2017

Mon, 05/08/17
Our photographers are on the scene to capture the moments that make Jazz Fest special. Check out these highlights from Sunday, May 7 - Day 7, the last day of Jazz Fest 2017!  It was a beautiful day with shining sun and lots of fantastic music.  Read more

Photo highlights from Day 6 of Jazz Fest 2017

Sun, 05/07/17
Our photographers are on the scene to capture the moments that make Jazz Fest special. Check out these highlights from Day 6 (May 6) from Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, Olivia Greene, Charlie Steiner, and Black Mold! Read more

Fest Fashion 2017

Sat, 05/06/17
There's a "look" to Jazz Fest. The instantly recognizable Bayouwear, with a new print every year, is just one part of Fest-fashion. Practical, bright, and quirky win the day when it comes to fitting in by standing out at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. And accesso... Read more

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