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Video: Shannon McNally at 'OZ

Fri, 03/31/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Shannon McNally stopped in for a last minute studio performance before her show at Tipitina's on today's New Orleans Music Show with host Black Mold. Check it out below!  Read more

Video: Langston Hughes Academy on Cuttin' Class

Fri, 03/31/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
We were pleased to welcome the students from Langston Hughes Academy Brass Band to our studios earlier today for the latest episode of Cuttin' Class! Led by Samuel Venable, this group of young musicians were very excited to be a part of the program. Check out the video of t... Read more

5 things to know for 3/31-4/6

Fri, 03/31/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) It's Downtown Super Sunday this weekend and the New Orleans Bayou Steppers are steppin' out with their first second line in two years! Get all the details on both events from WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streets. 2) Delgado Music Fest is happening Friday, March 31 and Saturda... Read more

Video: Tin Men 'Sit Down On The Banks Of The River'

Thu, 03/30/17
French Quarter Fest is rapidly approaching and WWOZ will again be there live broadcasting the sounds of the festival out to the universe! This year, we're coming to you straight from the Jack Daniels Stage and one of the acts featured in our live broadcast will be Tin Men o... Read more

Marcia Ball: Piano Night special feature

Wed, 03/29/17
WWOZ Piano Night is coming Monday, May 1! The 29th edition of Piano Night is subtitled "Back to the Roots" and for good reason. This Piano Night will be a return to the original concept: solo pianists, playing one at a time on the main stage at the House of Blues. Tickets a... Read more

Video from Wednesday at the Square

Wed, 03/29/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ was pleased to bring you a live broadcast and video stream from YLC Wednesday at the Square on March 29, 2017! Check out Kristin Diable and Marc Broussard's performances below.  Read more

At the early years of Jazz Fest

Wed, 03/29/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is rapidly approaching its 50th year. In honor of this year's cubes being released yesterday, take a look back at the cubes (the longtime format release for the day-by-day schedule) from every year of the festival going all the way b... Read more

Morning Set 03/28/17

Tue, 03/28/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  1 A Change Is Gonna Come Joey DeFrancesco + The People 06:24 Project Freedom 2 Mood Indigo Morris Nanton 07:27 Something We've Got 3 Never Can Say Goodbye David T. Walker 04:05 David T. Walker 4 lost my love kenny cox 04:26 clap clap! the joyful noise 5 Mr Fool JOHN SCOFIEL... Read more

New music spotlight: Shotgun Jazz Band

Mon, 03/27/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
The Shotgun Jazz Band has come a long way, growing from a duo of Marla and John Dixon to an 8-piece ensemble for their fiery new release entitled, Steppin’ On the Gas. Featuring Marla Dixon (trumpet and vocals), James Evans (C-melody sax, clarinet, and vocals), Charlie Hall... Read more

Raymond Kent's final "Soul Ride"

Sun, 03/26/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Longtime WWOZ show host Raymond Kent bid listeners farewell on Friday, March 24 as he hosted his final "Soul Ride" on the station. Raymond has been an 'OZ DJ for over a decade and hosted the popular "brass band half hour" within his eclectic weekly Friday 6-9a show. If you... Read more

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