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Video: Telephone Grooves

Tue, 08/18/20
Here's something new from WWOZ video: Telephone Grooves, a game of musical telephone! While artists and audiences struggle with not being able to work, perform, and create together in person, we enlisted eight artists across New Orleans to collaborate in a new but socially... Read more

Screen 'One Note At A Time' film from home

Sat, 08/15/20
As New Orleanians and, this time, the world, battle another disaster, viewers have the opportunity to screen One Note At A Time from home on August 29 and 30 in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the federal flood.  The film was filmed over the ... Read more

Heritage School of Music auditions open for 2020-21

Sat, 08/15/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
Applications are now open for the 2020-2021 Heritage School of Music! Students ages 8-17 with at least one year of experience on their instrument are invited to audition. To learn more about the Heritage School of Music, click here. This fall, all Heritage School of Music a... Read more

Rhythm Room 08/14/20

Sat, 08/15/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Evergreen Booker T 06:49 Evergreen 2 Keep on Pushing Mavis Staples 03:40 I Believe to My Soul - Session 01 3 Let It Shine Al Green 03:18 The Immortal Soul of Al Green - (Disc 4)=P&K 4 Livin' in Fear The Bagdads 02:54 Best Of 5 John Crow Skank Derrick Morgan 02:29 Straighten ... Read more

Interview: Wilbert Rawlins

Wed, 08/12/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Landry Walker High School Band Director Wilbert Rawlins gets on the phone with WWOZ's Action Jackson to talk about how he got into teaching, the benefits of music education, the perks that come with being in a successful brass band, an... Read more

Help support WWOZ with your very own sign by Nan Parati, the sign writer for Jazz Fest

Sat, 08/08/20
At the end of a Jazz Fest day back in 1986, I was out on the field (in what is now the Folk area) writing a stack of band signs for the next day's festival. Two men ambled up and stood, watching me write, though I was more interested in the fact that Aaron Neville was sitti... Read more

Rhythm Room08/07/20

Sat, 08/08/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 la ranita los destellos 02:45 sicodélicos 2 I'll Keep My Light In My Window New York Community Choir 02:41 Make Every Day Count (Expanded Edition) 3 The Warning Roy Tyler & New Directions 03:53 Three Way Calling 4 Get A Hold Of You Jr Thomas & The Volcanos 03:32 Beware 5 Th... Read more

Video: Killer Whale 'Plenty of Time'

Tue, 08/04/20
The video for the new single from Killer Whale was filmed live at Downman Sounds and is about taking your time when you're making the decision to stay with a lover or move on. The song is included on the group's upcoming LP,  Tastes Like Yesterday, out September 18 via Devi... Read more

Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp to hold a virtual culminating concert

Sun, 08/02/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
Celebration of the conclusion of the 26th Anniversary of the Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp will go on despite restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Like this year’s summer jazz camp, instructors and students will come together virtually to hold ... Read more

Interview: Travis Lyons of Perfect Gentlemen

Sun, 08/02/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Travis Lyons of the Perfect Gentlemen Social and Pleasure Club talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about how this has been a year of cancellations, how city regulations have impacted parades, what parades might look like next year, and much... Read more

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