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Video: Shamarr Allen 'Dance With Me'

Mon, 03/28/22
The video for Shamarr Allen's new single 'Dance With Me' is out now! Shamarr always does a great job showcasing New Orleans culture in his videos and we are proud to be a part of this one! WWOZ was one of the filming sites for 'Dance With Me,' and you can spot a few of our ... Read more

Celebrating Germaine Bazzle's 90th birthday

Mon, 03/28/22
Tune in to WWOZ today as we celebrate the 90th birthday of the divine jazz singer and educator Germaine Bazzle! Expect to hear salutes throughout the day from our show hosts (including a few surprises along the way). At 5pm CT, show host Maryse Dejean will share rare record... Read more

Rhythm Room 03/25/22

Sat, 03/26/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Wanaoh Black Heat 03:55 What It Is!: Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (Disc 4) 2 Freedom for the Stallion Amy Helm 03:23 This Too Shall Light 3 One River to Cross Dedicated Men of Zion 03:08 The Devil Don't Like It 4 Struttin' On Sunday (1970's recordings) Aaron Neville 03:44 For... Read more

Video: Super Sunday 2022

Mon, 03/21/22
It was a beautiful afternoon for Uptown Super Sunday, starting at A.L. Davis Park. These are just a few of the highlights of the Black Masking Indians who were out to celebrate their heritage and culture. Before parading, Creole Wild West Big Chief Howard Miller poured liba... Read more

Recipes: Pie Collection

Sun, 03/20/22
In honor of "Pi Day" (which happens every year on March 14, or 3.14), we thought you might enjoy this collection of "Pie" recipes. Because in times like these, we all need more pie! Lemon Meringue Pie (recipe by Walter Wolfman Washington!): Read more

Video: Congo Square Rhythms Festival 2022

Sun, 03/20/22
It was in Congo Square that enslaved African people gathered on Sunday afternoons to practice their ancestral traditions. Their legacy lives on in the Congo Square Rhythms Festival and Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival, a free event that celebrates the music, food, and dance of o... Read more

Rhythm Room 03/18/22

Sat, 03/19/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 04 - Theme from Shaft Prophets of Soul 05:24 Prophet of Soul Gregory James Edition 2 We Will Work Faith & Harmony 02:54 Sacred Soul Of North Carolina 3 I'm Going Home Dedicated Men of Zion 03:56 The Devil Don't Like It 4 The Masquerade Is Over Dobby Dobson - 03:06 You Can't... Read more

A message from Jennifer Brady

Fri, 03/18/22
The end of 2022 will make ten years of volunteering at WWOZ and I love it more all the time. No matter what’s going on in life - whether it's hurricanes, holidays, heartbreak or when everything is perfect - WWOZ is my favorite relationship and the best part of closing out t... Read more

A message from Sondra Bibb

Thu, 03/17/22
Authored by Sondra Bibb
My parents came of age in the 50s when Jazz was at its prime. They went to shows and heard everybody: Miles, Coltrane, Thelonios Monk. Even though I grew up in suburban Detroit, my sister and I didn’t have a Motown experience, it was Jazz from a very young age. I got my fir... Read more

WWOZ wins 3 Prestige Awards from Louisiana Association of Broadcasters

Thu, 03/17/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
We are excited to share that WWOZ received three top honors at the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Prestige Award Ceremony today in Baton Rouge! UNIQUELY LOUISIANA  WWOZ - Jazz Festing in Place Recognizes the radio station with the best programming highlighting the d... Read more

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