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Rhythm Room Playlist Festival Special

Sat, 04/29/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    The Treme Shuffle    James Andrews    03:27    The Big Time Stuff 2    Old Revival    The Electrifying Crown Seekers    03:55    Every Day I Wake Up Is A Good Day 3    Truth Will Set You Free    LaBelle    04:59    Back to Now 4    New Indian Blues    Brother Tyrone    ... Read more

5 things to know for 4/28 - 5/4

Fri, 04/28/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's an awesome week to be in New Orleans!  1) The 48th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off on Friday, April 28. The team has put together another amazing lineup with 500+ acts over 7 days at the Fair Grounds. WWOZ will be on hand broadcasting live from e... Read more

Joe Krown: Piano Night special feature

Thu, 04/27/17
WWOZ's Piano Night, held annually during Jazz Fest at the House of Blues, celebrates the New Orleans piano tradition. This year, we're taking it way back courtesy of WWOZ enthusiast and 2017 Piano Night organizer and performer Joe Krown. The theme of Piano Night 2017 is "Ba... Read more

International Jazz Day: focus on Cuba

Thu, 04/27/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
International Jazz Day holds a special place in the hearts of people in the birthplace of jazz! This year's International Jazz Day falls on Day 3 of the 48th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival which takes place each April/May in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz.... Read more

Jazz Fest broadcast preview: Lil Buck Sinegal

Thu, 04/27/17
We're coming to you all weekend long from Jazz Fest 2017! Here's a preview of one of our scheduled broadcasts for Sunday, April 30: Lil Buck Sinegal Blues Band with special guest Barbara Lynn.  Lil' Buck Sinegal, "Master of the Stratocaster," from Lafayette, Louisiana, is ... Read more

30+ performances at Louisiana Music Factory during Jazz Fest

Thu, 04/27/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Louisiana Music Factory hosts weekly in-store sessions from mostly local artists all year long but their lineup during Jazz Fest weeks is particularly deep and notable. Check it out below. Louisiana Music Factory is located at 421 Frenchmen Street.  Thursday, April 27 ... Read more

Heading On Down To The Audubon Zoo With The Music Of Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns

Wed, 04/26/17
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Here in New Orleans music permeates pretty much everything and Audubon Zoo is no exception to that rule. Immortalized in The Meters’ song They All Ask’d For You  - written by Art Neville, George Porter Jr., Leo Noncentelli, and Zigaboo Modeliste - Audubon Zoo is also famou... Read more

Jazz Fest broadcast preview: Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders

Wed, 04/26/17
We're coming to you all weekend long from Jazz Fest 2017! Getcha some New Orleans rhythm & blues with this one-- here's a preview of one of our scheduled broadcasts for Saturday, April 29 from Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders. WWOZ was on hand to capture Brother Tyrone's p... Read more

Search the new Jazz Fest Database

Tue, 04/25/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Just in time for the 48th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the impressively extensive Jazz & Heritage Archive has launched a new online database that allows users to search every single act that's ever performed at the decades-long festival.  In addition to sho... Read more

New music spotlight: Marcello Benetti

Tue, 04/25/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Marcello Benetti is a busy individual, whether he’s working on his own compositions, playing with New Orleans’ finest, or even co-producing his own music festival, Benetti still finds the time to release Il Vizio! Released March 4, Il Vizio! or “the vice” is comprised of co... Read more

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