Show Host Blog

Welcome to the WWOZ Blog! This is where 'OZ staff and beloved show hosts post news, thoughts, information, and of course, music.

Click on Read More to see the rest of the post and leave your own comments. Check back daily for new posts and special announcements!

Hazel & the Delta Ramblers: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 07/25/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Hazel & the Delta Ramblers perform at the new Rhythmpourium Stage at Jazz Fest 2019. Photo by Bob Rodrigue. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page... Read more

Galactic: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 07/24/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Erica Falls and Corey Henry performs with Galactic at Jazz Fest in 2016. Photo by Black Mold. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, all year lon... Read more

Hear it again: Dave Bartholomew roundtable discussion

Tue, 07/23/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Earlier today, Warren Bell, Don Bartholomew, Charles Moore, Leo Nocentelli, Cyril Neville, Cindy Mayes, Frank Mayes, and more sat in at the WWOZ studio to talk about the life and works of Dave Bartholomew. Each had a close and longstanding personal connection with Mr. Barth... Read more

Interview with Ben "Da Grill Man" Smith

Tue, 07/23/19
Hear the interview with Ben "Da Grill Man" Smith as he sits down and talks with WWOZ's Action Jackson about parades in the 1960s, the Jolly Bunch, what's on the grill, the seasonal nature of his business, his idea for including the second line community in the national even... Read more

Pheasant, quail, and andouille gumbo: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 07/23/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Pheasant, quail, and andouille gumbo in 2019. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, all year long to see them, plu... Read more

Video: Tchou Tchouma Tchoupitoulas receive recognition from the City of New Oreans - July 2, 2019

Mon, 07/22/19
Before the arrival of Europeans, there were many settlements in what is now New Orleans. One was called Tchou Tchouma (near Bayou St. John), and one group of indigenous people were known as the Tchoupitoulas, often translated as "River People." In recent years, some people... Read more

In Memoriam: Art Neville

Mon, 07/22/19
Vocalist and keyboardist Art "Poppa Funk" Neville passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the age of 81. Art was a founding member of funk legends The Meters and The Neville Brothers and was instrumental in shaping the New Orleans funk sound.  Born December 17, 1937 at Cha... Read more

George Clinton: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 07/22/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Soul Sister interviews George Clinton at the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage in 2010. Clinton was born on this date in 1941. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at ou... Read more

Family Ties: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 07/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Family Ties parade at the Fairgrounds in 2005. Photo by Leon Morris. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, all year long to see them, plus more c... Read more

New Orleans Musicians' Clinic annual August blood drive

Sat, 07/20/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic is hosting its 6th annual blood drive, alongside the NOLA Organ Grinders and The Blood Center of New Orleans, throughout the month of August. The groups are making it easy and convenient to give with a total of 5 local blood drives. Communi... Read more

WWOZ
Get the 'OZone monthly newsletter
facebook logo
Like us on Facebook
Volunteer
Volunteer at WWOZ
WWOZ
Hear it here!