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Nicholas Payton 'The Egyptian Second Line'

Mon, 04/17/17
Check out the first single from Nicholas Payton's latest, Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, a dynamic album that draws from a myriad of influences like modern jazz, funk, hip-hop, and spoken word. You can catch Payton at Jazz Fest on Sunday, May 7 at 4:05p in the WWOZ/Zatarain's Jaz... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/14/17

Sat, 04/15/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Drums A-Go-Go    Hollywood Persuaders, The    02:29    Swing For A Crime - 1958-1961 2    Book Of Rules    Desmond Dekker    03:06    You Can Get It if you really want 3    Do Your Thing    The Marion Gaines Singers    05:39    The Gospel Soul And Funk Of Stax Records ... Read more

5 things to know for 4/14 - 4/20

Fri, 04/14/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Lots to do across New Orleans on this beautiful Easter weekend. The Pigeon Town Steppers will be holding their annual second line parade on Sunday at 1p. Seal's Class Act will also be hosting their 20th annual Easter parade on Sunday at 1p. Both route sheetes can be foun... Read more

R&B 04 13 17

Thu, 04/13/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  1    You Can't Sit Down - Part Two    Phil Upchurch    02:16    You Can't Sit Down 2    Story to Tell    Big Joe Turner    02:33    Jumpin' with Joe: The Complete Aladdin & Imperial Recordings 3    Sixteen Tons    Bo Diddley    02:29    The Chess Years - Disc 3 of 12 4  ... Read more

Piano Night 2017 Video Announcement

Thu, 04/13/17

Jazz Fest 2017 official poster

Thu, 04/13/17
Check out Jazz Fest's official poster for 2017! Featuring The Meters, this beautiful artwork was created by artist Francis X. Pavy. It features The Meters with the four original members, Art, George, Leo, and Zig, as they appeared together onstage at Jazz Fest 2015.  The J... Read more

Vision Fest 2017

Thu, 04/13/17
An all day multidisciplinary healing arts and music festival to benefit Louisiana Himalayan Association's Clear Vision Program providing free eye care and glasses for Tibetan Refugees.    Head liners include Magnetic Ear, Indian classical music with Andrew McLean,  ritual p... Read more

Tuba Skinny at Abita Springs Busker Fest

Thu, 04/13/17
WWOZ's video team has been on hand to capture some great performances at the last couple years of the Abita Springs Busker Festival. This year, we'll be live video streaming from the Fest on Sunday, April 23. Check out the 2017 lineup here. Tuba Skinny will perform at 6pm t... Read more

John Papa Gros: Piano Night special feature

Wed, 04/12/17
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. Get your ... Read more

Jazz & Heritage Foundation Community Partnership Grant applications due May 15

Tue, 04/11/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Community Partnership Grants program deadline is coming up May 15. The Foundation is offering grants of up to $5,000 in four categories. The four categories now open are: Jazz & Heritage In-School Education Programs in Music, Art... Read more

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