Bennie Pete, sousaphone player and Hot 8 Brass Band co-founder, died on
Monday, September 6, 2021 at New Orleans East Hospital of complications of
sarcoidosis and covid-19. He was 45.
Pete was respected by everyone in the New Orleans community and was
well-known for his ge...
Blues singer and pianist Carol Fran died September 1, 2021 at the age of 87.
Her distinctive voice and piano-playing style afforded her a musical career
spanning more than six decades. Fran was associated with Excello Records and
the “swamp blues” genre, characterized by a ...
New Orleans musician J.D. Hill died of cancer at the age of 65 on August 8,
2021. Hill was a harmonica player and vocalist who loved to play and was
known for his willingness to share the stage with anybody, as long as they
had the groove.
Hill was born on November 8, 1955...
Norman Batiste, a member of the famous New Orleans Batiste family, has died.
On Thursday, August 12, his family and friends celebrated his life with
prayer and song in Treme. WWOZ was there to capture some of the
Dr. Brice Miller on the passing of Norman Bat...
1 Cry My Baby The Anchors 02:20 Soul Upstairs
2 It Was Written Down Toots & The Maytals 03:06 Slatyam Stoot
3 Dipped In The Water (featuring Syleena Thompson) Syl Johnson 04:28 Back In
4 1 - show and tell al wilson 03:15 show and tell
5 Put Yourself in My Place Ann P...
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) announces that plans to host the French
Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, scheduled for September 30 - October
2, will no longer be moving forward.
In a press release, the festival shared, "As the state of Louisiana and our
Charles "Action" Jackson has become an ancestor at the age of 59. Action was
a beloved long-time WWOZ show host best known for his work on Takin' It To
The Streets, WWOZ's multi-platform program celebrating New Orleans' social
aid & pleasure clubs, second lines, Black Maski...
Satchmo SummerFest took place in and around the New Orleans Jazz Museum on
Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1! WWOZ volunteer photographer Michele
Goldfarb was on hand to capture some of the action. Check it out below and
tune in to the Trad Jazz shows on WWOZ's archive...
1 e.t. special impact all stars 02:53 java java java java (instrumentals,
dubwise & versions)
2 mighty die young Joy Oladokun 02:19 in defense of my own happiness
3 We Shall Not Be Moved Mavis Staples 04:34 We'll Never Turn Back
4 Miles & Miles From Nowhere Arthur Alexander 0...
Here's Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns performing live for the New
Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's "Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans
Women in Music" concert series on May 9, 2021!