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Video: Vasti Jackson

Mon, 02/06/17
Vasti Jackson (along with local bluesman Bobby Rush) is up for a Grammy Award this weekend in the Best Traditional Blues Album category. Check out part of his performance at the 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest below. Good luck to all the musicians with Louisiana ties wh... Read more

The Art of the Mardi Gras Indians in Shreveport

Sun, 02/05/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Hey, 'OZ fans in and around Shreveport! Artspace is hosting an exhibit now through March 11 featuring 10 hand-beaded Indian suits with headdresses, crowns, blankets and embellishments; and a beading and sewing workshop taught to the community by Big Chief Miller of Creole W... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 02/03/17

Sat, 02/04/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    01_Here_I_Come    Izo Fitzroy    05:13    advance single    2017/2/3 21:52:03 2    Once Around The Park    5ive Style    02:16    5ive Style    2017/2/3 22:02:58 3    Sin Was The Blame    Wilson Pickett    04:04    Mo' Southern Soul, Vol. 6: Fox Hunting On A Weekend   ... Read more

KIPP Believe music director up for Grammy Award

Fri, 02/03/17
A hearty congratulations to Mr. Keith Hart, music director at Hollygrove's KIPP Believe College Prep Middle School, on his recent Grammy Award nomination! Hart is one of only ten music educators in the entire country to be named a finalist for the Grammy Music Educator Awar... Read more

5 things to know for 2/3-2/9

Fri, 02/03/17
1) Treme Sidewalk Steppers are steppin' out on Sunday at 11:30a! Get the route sheet from WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streets. 2) The Jazz & Heritage Foundation is hosting two cool events this weekend. The second annual RETROPERSPECTIVE Film Festival starts today and runs thro... Read more

Henry Butler at WWOZ Feb. 2

Wed, 02/01/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in during the New Orleans Music Show on Thursday, February 2 as Henry Butler sits down with our host to talk about the Woodlands Conservancy benefit he's headlining at the People's Health New Orleans Jazz Market the same evening. The New Orleans Music Show airs every w... Read more

The Deslondes 'I Got Found'

Wed, 02/01/17
The Deslondes perform a heartfelt 'I Got Found' at the Louisiana Busker Festival in Abita Springs, April 2015. Read more

"Retroperspective" Film Festival 2/3-2/5

Wed, 02/01/17
The second annual Retroperspective Film Festival, hosted by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation in partnership with the New Orleans Video Access Center, takes place this weekend at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart). This festival is a... Read more

New music spotlight: Brad Walker

Tue, 01/31/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
While he’s not busy touring the country with Sturgill Simpson or busy in the studio playing on other musicians’ projects, saxophonist-composer Brad Walker explores new ground with EP1, released February 1. Last year, Walker and his band recorded in Living Room Studios in Ne... Read more

'Class Got Brass' Applications & Photo Exhibit

Mon, 01/30/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2017 'Class Got Brass' competition will be held during the Congo Square Rhythms Festival on Sunday, March 19, 2017. This competition is open to area middle and high school brass bands. There are two categories for the competition: advanced and beginner. For the advanced... Read more

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