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Allen Toussaint + The Funky Meters 'All These Things'

Sun, 01/14/18
Allen Toussaint was born on this date in 1938. Today, we remember and miss one of the most prolific songwriters and producers in New Orleans history. In his honor, here is a previously unreleased video from his appearance at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest 2015 with The Funk... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/13/18

Sat, 01/13/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     soul groove (Pt.2)     Teddy & The Fingerpoppers     02:32     Cooler Than Ice: The Arctic Records Story CD4 2     Ever Since     Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth for Christ Choir     04:34     Like A Ship... (Without A Sail) '71 3     Magnificent Sanctuary Band     Don... Read more

Video: Danny Barker “Don’t You Feel My Leg” String All-Stars

Fri, 01/12/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Here's our live video stream from the Jazz & Heritage Center from Friday, January 12 with the Danny Barker “Don’t You Feel My Leg”  String All-Stars featuring Detroit Brooks, Carl Leblanc, Steve Masakowski, and Seva Venet. Special guests included Claude Carre`and Morikeba K... Read more

Video: Keith Stone + Red Gravy at 'OZ

Fri, 01/12/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Keith Stone and Red Gravy performed in studio on Sittin' At The Crossroads With Big D on January 10, 2018. The session was in advance of their journey to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Jan. 16-20. They'll be there representing New Orleans via the New Orleans B... Read more

Sync Up Conference moves to monthly workshops

Fri, 01/12/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
For the past 10 years the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has presented the Sync Up conference – a business development initiative for the music industry – during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Now the Foundation is making the conference a year-round progr... Read more

5 things to know for 1/12 - 1/18

Fri, 01/12/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Danny Barker Fest 2018 continues through Sunday! Check out the events and lineup here, all paying tribute and honoring the life's work of the great Danny Barker. WWOZ will be on hand to live video stream the Danny Barker “Don’t You Feel My Leg” String All-Stars featuring... Read more

Video: Gregg Stafford, Freddy Lonzo, Mitchell Player, Bruce Brackman, Detroit Brooks

Thu, 01/11/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
It was a great morning at WWOZ as Gregg Stafford, Freddy Lonzo, Mitchell Player, Bruce Brackman, and Detroit Brooks joined host Sally Young for a performance and chat about the 2018 Danny Barker Fest. Check out their performance below. Read more

Joan of Arc Parade 2018

Thu, 01/11/18
Twelfth Night revelers with Joan of Arc rolled on January 6 and WWOZ was on the scene. Check out these highlights from this year's parade. Read more

Video: Detroit Brooks, Seva Venet, Harry Sterling, Herlin Riley, and Leroy Jones

Wed, 01/10/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
It was a very good start to the afternoon today as Detroit Brooks, Seva Venet, Harry Sterling, Herlin Riley, and Leroy Jones joined host Derrick Freeman for a performance and chat about the 2018 Danny Barker Fest. Check out their performance below. Read more

Danny Barker: Tricentennial Music Moment

Wed, 01/10/18

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