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Video: Kermit Ruffins live at 'OZ today

Thu, 03/16/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
All aboard-- it's Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers live at WWOZ! Check out their performance on today's New Orleans Music Show below. Read more

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations Swing With Tara O'Grady

Thu, 03/16/17
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
In the final run up to St. Patrick’s Day, Tara O’Grady is bringing her particular brand of Celtic Swing to New Orleans in a special performance at Treo, 3835 Tulane Avenue, on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Read more

Video: Barbara Shorts & Blue Jazz kick off Day 3 of Pledge Drive

Thu, 03/16/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Barbara Shorts and her band kicked off Day 3 of our Spring 2017 Pledge Drive this morning on the Traditional Jazz Show with host Sally Young! She popped in looking fabulous, then got on the mic and sounded fabulous, too! Check out the video below and see what other in-studi... Read more

Video: David L. Harris Quartet

Wed, 03/15/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The David L. Harris Quartet joined us on today's Jazz From The French Market and laid down some knowledge and new tunes. Joining Harris (trombone) are Jasen Weaver on bass, Daniel Meinecke on piano, and Gerald Watkins on drums.  If you value the unique programming WWOZ bri... Read more

Video: Bon Bon Vivant

Wed, 03/15/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Bon Bon Vivant came in during today's New Orleans Music Show with host Derrick Freeman for an energetic early afternoon performance on Day 2 of our Spring Pledge Drive! Check it out below and support WWOZ by becoming a member today.  Read more

From the mouths of New Orleans musicians

Wed, 03/15/17
Our listeners let us know everyday how much they value WWOZ through phone calls and comments online-- you make it happen for us and there is nothing we love more than bringing the music of New Orleans to our audience. The flip side is that New Orleans musicians value WWOZ j... Read more

Video: Eureka Brass Band at 'OZ this morning

Wed, 03/15/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Eureka Brass Band, one of the oldest brass bands in the city, joined us live in the WWOZ studio this morning during the Fresh Fig Jam with host Olivia Greene! Check out their performance below. Read more

Video from Day 1: Storyville Stompers, Cha Wa, Noah Young Band

Tue, 03/14/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
There's no doubt the best part of our biannual pledge drive is the fantastic live performances we have in the studio everyday. We kicked off our Spring 2017 drive with four great ones on Tuesday, March 14, 2017! Check out the video recaps of in-studio appearances from the S... Read more

Ivan Neville at Congo Square

Tue, 03/14/17
Congo Square Rhythms Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, returns to Armstrong Park this weekend. This is the 10th annual presentation of this deeply meaningful and vibrant (and free!) festival that celebrates the many traditions that trace bac... Read more

New music spotlight: WWOZ CD #45

Tue, 03/14/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Every year, WWOZ releases a new CD, capturing some of the best sounds of New Orleans and what we’ve been up to the past few months. This spring is no different with the release of CD #45, Back In the House. Back In the House is something special, filled with some exhilarati... Read more

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