It's going to be another stellar day from the Fairgrounds as WWOZ broadcasts
live from Day 2 of the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival! Here's our
schedule for Day 2 (subject to change), plus some video previews of the acts
who will be hitting our airwaves on Saturda...
We're kicking off Jazz Fest 2018 with a set from Meschiya Lake & the Little
Big Horns, coming to you live from the Blues Tent! Meschiya and her band have
grown from the Lagniappe Stage to packing the Blues Tent, and were on the
Acura Stage last year. Check out their perform...
1) It's Jazz Fest time! WWOZ will be coming to you from the 49th annual New
Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for all 7 days of the fest! We've got sets
from stages across the festival hitting our airwaves, plus interviews with
Jazz Fest artists on-site. Listen in 11a-7p!
Saxophonist Charles Neville has passed away at the age of 79. He was born
December 28, 1938 in New Orleans. Charles was an important player in New
Orleans music for more than 60 years. Though he may be best known
internationally for his work with the Neville Brothers, his s...
WWOZ's Piano Night has paid tribute to the greatest in the New Orleans piano
tradition. This year, we honor the recently deceased Fats Domino. In 2016,
pianists took the stage to pay tribute to the recently deceased Allen
Toussaint. Here's Marcia Ball doing Toussaint's 'Hol...
Most people think of Congo Square when they think of the first Jazz Fest. But the first event of the first Jazz Fest was actually somewhere else— on the last sidewheel steamboat in America, on the Mississippi, the night of April 22, 1970.
We are happy to welcome Davell Crawford back to the Piano Night stage this
year! Check out his performance of 'Please Send Me Someone To Love' for Jam
In The Van outside the House of Blues a few years ago.
Acclaimed as the "Piano Prince of New Orleans," Crawford brings equ...
We are happy to welcome Jon Cleary back to the WWOZ Piano Night stage this
year on Monday, April 30! Here's a fascinating preview as he breaks down the
New Orleans piano sound, its many influences, and how it has a "a common
denominator, a thread that runs through it. You c...
Wild Opelousas of Martin Behrman Charter School created their first Mardi Gras Indian suits in 2016. Students are able to take a class to about this important New Orleans cultural tradition and share in making the suits.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation presents the 29th
annual Johnny Jackson, Jr., Gospel Is Alive! Celebration, a free community
concert featuring gospel star Bishop Hesekiah Walker plus Tyrone Foster & The
Arc Singers and the Council on Aging Community ...