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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

New music spotlight: Nicholas Payton

Tue, 04/11/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Grammy Award winning trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton added another release to his already extensive and prolific catalog, entitled Afro-Caribbean Mixtape. Nicholas Payton’s early entrance into the jazz scene type casted him as a neotraditionalist, and Pa... Read more

French Quarter Fest Day 4 Photo Highlights

Mon, 04/10/17
It was a picture perfect French Quarter Fest this year with sunny skies and highs in the 70s and low 80s for all four days of the festival. Our photographers were on the scene to capture the moments that make French Quarter Fest special. Check out some highlights from a fan... Read more

New from Hot 8: 'Can't Nobody Get Down'

Mon, 04/10/17
"For those who can’t make it to the second line parade this weekend, sit back and enjoy this trip backatown..." Check out the latest from Hot 8 Brass Band, 'Can't Nobody Get Down!' Footage was taken at the Ladies of Unity Second Line Parade.  Read more

Chaz Fest returns May 3

Mon, 04/10/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Beloved neighborhood festival Chaz Fest is happening Wednesday, May 3 from noon to 10p. Confirmed performers so far include Supagroup, Valparaiso Men's Chorus, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Shotgun Jazz Band, Lyrical Cock, TBC Brass Band, Luke Allen, The Geraniums, and Kuwaisi... Read more

French Quarter Fest Day 3 Photo Highlights

Sun, 04/09/17
Our photographers are on the scene to capture the moments that make French Quarter Fest special. Check out some highlights from a beautiful Saturday at the Fest below! Read more

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