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Video: Women of Note at the New Orleans Jazz Museum

Fri, 04/06/18
New Orleans Jazz Museum Music Curator (and WWOZ show host) David Kunian walks us through the museum's fascinating "Women of Note" exhibition. The exhibit highlights the role of women in the evolution of New Orleans Jazz from its beginnings in the early 20th century to today... Read more

Sidney Bechet makes his debut: Tricentennial Music Moment

Wed, 04/04/18
Like so many New Orleans musicians, the legendary clarinet and sax player Sidney Bechet followed a family member into a life in music. But Sidney’s musical debut started out at a surprise party -- with more than one surprise. Read more

Video: Mykia Jovan '16 Shots'

Mon, 04/02/18
Mykia Jovan joined host Derrick Freeman on the New Orleans Music Show last Wednesday for a 3-song performance. Here was her finale, the powerful '16 Shots.'  Read more

Louis Armstrong 'Go Down Moses' animation

Sun, 04/01/18
Artist Nina Paley created this cool animation to accompany Louis Armstrong's version of 'Go Down Moses.' Check it out!  Read more

Jazz in the Park Spring 2018 schedule

Sat, 03/31/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz in the Park continues their successful run this spring. The concert series happens every Thursday from 4-8p at Armstrong Park. Here's this season's schedule: April 26 Kermit Ruffins, Walter L. Cohn High School Marching Band May 3 Sporty & the Big Shots, Noisewater Ma... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/30/18

Sat, 03/31/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Soul Serenade     Beau Dollar & The Coins     02:37     Kent's Cellar Of Soul 2     Back To The Dust     O.C. Tolbert     02:56     Black Diamond 3     The Hand That Giveth     Lucky Dube     04:06     Slave 4     plenty of room     Barbara & The Browns     02:27     ... Read more

5 things to know for 3/30 - 4/5

Thu, 03/29/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Easter is on Sunday and the French Quarter will be hopping! The 19th Annual Gay Easter Parade starts at 4:30p. The parade showcases the fashion and creativity of the LGBTQ community dressed in Easter and summer suits, tuxedos, and dresses with festive Easter hats. There'... Read more

Video: St. Katharine Drexel Prep School on School Groove

Wed, 03/28/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School is joined us in the studio today for the March edition of School Groove! March is Women's History month and we are pleased to bring the students from this all-girls school in for School Groove this month. The band is led by Mr. Lester... Read more

Ellis Marsalis: Piano Night 2018 special feature

Tue, 03/27/18
WWOZ Piano Night is returning to House of Blues Monday, April 30! As the city’s premier event celebrating the great pianists of New Orleans, this year’s Piano Night is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Fats Domino. Tickets for the event at House of Blues are available n... Read more

Freret Street Fest 2018

Sun, 03/25/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2018 Freret Street Festival is happening on Saturday, April 7 from 11a-6p. Free to attend, the festival has three stages with local music, plus over 200 local vendors, food courts and seating at every corner, roller girls, and pet adoption stations. It runs the length o... Read more

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