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New music spotlight: Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson

Mon, 05/15/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
While he is not busy filling “the void of jazz music to students” of all ages, saxophonist Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson has teamed up with Mark Rapp (trumpet), David Ellington (organ), and Chris Burroughs (drums) for this swinging and energetic released Natural History. The Br... Read more

Put "A Closer Walk" on Your Home Screen

Mon, 05/15/17
Authored by Running Dog
  For easy, one-touch access to "A Closer Walk" (or any other mobile web site) from your device, add a bookmark icon to your home screen. It's an easy, quick process. Instructions for iOS are immediately below. Instructions for Android devices are here.   iOS Instructio... Read more

New from Flow Tribe w/Mannie Fresh

Sun, 05/14/17
Flow Tribe is all over in the last couple of years! They were able to hit the WWOZ airwaves with Irma Thomas at our studios in October 2016 and now have collaborated with another high profile artist of a different genre, Mannie Fresh, for the first single off their new albu... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05/12/17

Sat, 05/13/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Wanaoh     Black Heat     03:55     What It Is!: Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (Disc 4) 2     Move_Upstairs     Como Mamas     03:34     Move_Upstairs 3     Cryin' in the Streets      Zeshan B     04:16      4     Without My Love     Little Roy     03:32     Live On 5    ... Read more

5 things to know for 5/12 - 5/18

Fri, 05/12/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) It's Mother's Day weekend and two clubs are hosting events to celebrate all the special moms in your life. On Sunday, Original Big 7 will roll with their annual Mother's Day Second Line Parade-- get the route sheet from WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streets. Also on Sunday, D... Read more

New video from The Deslondes 'Hurricance Shakedown'

Thu, 05/11/17
Hurricane season is rapidly approaching and The Deslondes' latest single off their upcoming album, Hurry Home, is an homage to the electricity-less hot and humid days and nights that lead to rompin' and rollin' in bed. "It was written as a rock and roll song inspired about ... Read more

'Dance:' new video from Erica Falls

Wed, 05/10/17
Erica Falls creates a stir whenever she gets onstage. This talented vocalist is homegrown New Orleans. This new video for the first single, 'Dance,' off her debut solo CD Home Grown was filmed Uptown and in the Upper 9th Ward's Vaughan's Lounge. Watch closely for cameos fro... Read more

100 Best Photos of Jazz Fest 2017

Wed, 05/10/17
The 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is in the books! As always, there was a ton of great music, food, parades, and special moments. Take a look below at some of the best photos of the Fest as captured by the WWOZ photography team-- Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, Eli Mergel... Read more

New music spotlight: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Tue, 05/09/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s latest effort, So It Is, brings together a variety of influences from the New Orleans musical pedigree. The album consists of all-new original music, largely composed by longtime members Ben Jaffe (tuba and bass) and Charlie Gabriel (tenor saxo... Read more

Ponderosa Stomp announces 2017 lineup

Mon, 05/08/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Ponderosa Stomp announced its lineup for this year's festival, happening October 5-7 at the Orpheum Theater. The Stomp celebrates the unsung heroes of American music, particularly artists in early rock'n'roll, one-hit wonders, and swamp pop.  This year, the Stomp will ... Read more

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