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Welcome to the WWOZ Blog! This is where 'OZ staff and beloved show hosts post news, thoughts, information, and of course, music.

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June Yamagishi Appreciation

Thu, 08/10/17
June Yamagishi plays with Corey Henry's Treme Funktet at WWOZ during October, 2016. Read more

Grammy Museum Grant Program: 2018 Applications

Thu, 08/10/17
Authored by Running Dog
The Grammy Museum Grants Program exists to "advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition." If you've got an audio preservation project, or an appropriate scientific research project, see the d... Read more

5 things to know for 8/11 - 8/17

Wed, 08/09/17

New music spotlight: Charlie Halloran

Mon, 08/07/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Versatile trombonist and occasional bandleader Charlie Halloran takes the opportunity to explore his passion for the music of the 1950s French Caribbean with his latest release Ce Biguine! (Biguine is a rhythm-centric musical style that originated in Guadeloupe and Martiniq... Read more

5 things to know for 8/3 - 8/10

Thu, 08/03/17
1.  Sample the flourishing New Orleans art scene during the annual White Linen Night, beginning Saturday 8/5 at 5:30pm. Grab a drink and snack at one of the participating local restaurant booths and stroll the blocks of Julia Street. Proceeds benefit the CAC's contemporary ... Read more

Funky Meters with Allen Toussaint, "All These Things"

Thu, 08/03/17
"All These Things" performed by Allen Toussaint and Art Neville during Toussaint's final New Orleans appearance at Blues & BBQ Fest in 2015. Read more

Loyola Jazz Ensemble, "Girls That Dance"

Wed, 08/02/17
Loyola Jazz Ensemble, lead by David Torkanowsky, performing in the WWOZ Studio, covering 'Girls That Dance' by Masego x Medasin. Read more

Kitchen Sink Summer of Love Celebrate Jerry "Captain Trips" Garcia on Days Between Show

Tue, 08/01/17
Tune in Wednesday Night August 2nd at 10:00 p.m. for our special Jerry "Captain Trips" Garcia "Days Between" Show. Days between refers to more than just a title of a Grateful Dead song. They are the days each year between August 1st, Jerry's birthday and August 9th the day... Read more

In Memoriam: Dolores Marsalis

Mon, 07/31/17
We're sad to mark the passing of Dolores Marsalis, matriarch of one of the world's great musical families, who died earlier this month of cancer at the age of 80. She was married to legendary New Orleans jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, and together they had six sons: Branford,... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/28/17

Sat, 07/29/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Reggae Mento     The Hong Gang     02:49     Unchained 2     Strange Man     Dorothy Love Coates     04:07     The Essential Gospel Sampler 3     People Get Ready     Ryan Shaw     03:29     It Gets Better 4     a lady's man     The Volcanos     03:11     Cooler Than I... Read more

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