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The Deslondes 'I Got Found'

Wed, 02/01/17
The Deslondes perform a heartfelt 'I Got Found' at the Louisiana Busker Festival in Abita Springs, April 2015. Read more

"Retroperspective" Film Festival 2/3-2/5

Wed, 02/01/17
The second annual Retroperspective Film Festival, hosted by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation in partnership with the New Orleans Video Access Center, takes place this weekend at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart). This festival is a... Read more

New music spotlight: Brad Walker

Tue, 01/31/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
While he’s not busy touring the country with Sturgill Simpson or busy in the studio playing on other musicians’ projects, saxophonist-composer Brad Walker explores new ground with EP1, released February 1. Last year, Walker and his band recorded in Living Room Studios in Ne... Read more

'Class Got Brass' Applications & Photo Exhibit

Mon, 01/30/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2017 'Class Got Brass' competition will be held during the Congo Square Rhythms Festival on Sunday, March 19, 2017. This competition is open to area middle and high school brass bands. There are two categories for the competition: advanced and beginner. For the advanced... Read more

Coco Robicheaux 'Walk With The Spirit'

Mon, 01/30/17
Take a short trip down memory lane with the late Coco Robicheaux. Here's his official video for 'Walk With The Spirit.' Read more

All vinyl + Willy Gantrim on Acoustic Blues today, 2-4p

Sun, 01/29/17
Tune in today during Acoustic Blues with Your Cousin Dimitri as he spins a special vinyl-only show and welcomes special guest Willy Gantrim back to our studios for a brief live performance. Listen here! Check out Willy's performance from last time he was at WWOZ on October ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/28/17

Sat, 01/28/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Soul Food    Alpheus    03:11    Good Prevails    2017/1/27 22:00:54 2    Building Up    Al Green    03:10    Going Away    2017/1/27 22:04:21 3    You Will Be Moved    Mavis Staples    04:13    1-800-New-Funk    2017/1/27 22:07:20 4    Crazy Love    Nolan Porter    02... Read more

Video: KIPP McDonogh 15 on Cuttin' Class

Fri, 01/27/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
We were pleased to welcome the 7th and 8th grade students of KIPP McDonogh 15 for our January edition of Cuttin' Class! This band, led by director Kelvin Harrison, won second place at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's 2016 Class Got Brass competition (Beginner Di... Read more

5 things to know for 1/27-2/2

Fri, 01/27/17
1) The lineup for Jazz Fest is out! This year's festival will take place the weekends of April 28-30 and May 4-7. Stevie Wonder returns, plus performances from Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Galactic, Jon Cleary, a special series featuring Cuban artists, and MANY mor... Read more

Video: Smoking Time Jazz Club 'Alligator Pond Gone Dry'

Thu, 01/26/17
A short throwback to April 2015 as The Smoking Time Jazz Club performs 'Alligator Pond Gone Dry' at the Louisiana Busker Festival in Abita Springs. This song is off their January 2015 release, Everything Is Righteous.   Read more

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