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Lionel Loueke Will Be In the Studio!!

Fri, 02/06/09
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
World renown Lionel Loueke will be talking with us during Jazz from the Market before his shows at Snug Harbor. Loueke is an innovative jazz guitarist whose highly rhythmic, percussive technique adds a new dimension to straight-ahead jazz playing. Lionel Loueke was b... Read more

Happy 100th Harold Dejan

Wed, 02/04/09
Authored by Tom Morgan
A late but important pointer to my Jazz Roots show this morning. Last night as I was putting up today's entry into my This Day in Louisiana Music History web site. I realized that today would have been Harold Dejan's 100th birthday so we'll celebrate Harold's birthday toda... Read more


Mon, 02/02/09
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
To get in the mood for St. Valentine's Day, listen to selections from Leroy Jones' wonderful new album that will be officially released at Donna's on Saturday night, February 14th. Leroy will be in the studio to talk about his new CD "Sweeter Than A Summer's Breeze" a... Read more

Tis the Season to indulge - New Orleans Music Show

Sun, 02/01/09
Authored by George Ingmire
Carnival time is a chance for many to exercise unbridled drinking and partaking. People from the "land of last call for alcohol" and locals alike find themselves in cloudy states of mental depravity/bliss. While I'm not condoning any sort of debauchery, this show is all abo... Read more

The King of the Krewe du Vieux - Frankie Ford

Thu, 01/29/09
Authored by Tom Morgan
On Feb 3rd, the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show (11 am - 2 pm) will kick off Carnival with the appearance of Frankie Ford, this year's King of the Krewe Du Vieux. Frankie will be making a two-fold trip as he will also be celebrating the release of a new CD "On the Street Wh... Read more

Kicking Back with Mark Bingham

Sat, 01/24/09
Authored by George Ingmire
It's been a while since Mark, owner of Piety Street recording studios has been by the studio, so we've got some catching up to do. Tune in on Wednesday, January 28th (11am to 2pm CST) to see Mr. Bingham is up to these days. Mark Bingham Bio by Bill Milkowski A sing... Read more

Overheard in 'OZ-land...

Fri, 01/23/09
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
I was in the bank today and a middle-aged, hip-looking Tip's-in-the-'80s sort of couple was waiting by the teller for a long time. The bank radio was playing an '80s station quite loud. I couldn't help but overhear them: Man: Is that Pat Benatar? Woman: Yeah. Man: How long ... Read more

It's carnival time !

Thu, 01/22/09
Authored by Lisa Barrios
As anybody who has ever listened to my show, I loves me some mardi gras & it's music.Unlike christmas music, I think mardi gras music should be heard all year long ! I will be peppering all of my february shows with anything & everything mardi gras ! And it won't stop 'til ... Read more

Audio Krewe Du Vieux Parade

Thu, 01/22/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
The Krewe du Vieux Mardi Gras parade rolls past the WWOZ studio on the evening of Saturday, February 7th. Tonight, WWOZ presents an audio preview of the parade with music representing each subkrewe of the parade. Co-hosted by Keith Twitchell, the Krewe du Vieux's parade ... Read more

Iko Iko Indian Practices Heating Up

Tue, 01/20/09
Experience the rich culture of the Mardi Gras Indians Practices being held on Sunday nights at the following locations; Uptown Yia Cafe at 2401 Danneel Street (corner of First and Danneel) Starting around 5:30 p.m. Handa Wanda at 2425 Dryades Street (in between First Str... Read more

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