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New music spotlight: David L. Harris

Tue, 04/04/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Trombone player, vocalist, and composer David L. Harris opens up with his debut solo album entitled Blues I Felt combining his "old-school leanings" towards traditional jazz with his sultry interpretation of blues and modern jazz. With the help of Shea Pierre (piano), Jasen... Read more

'Let Them Talk: Conversations on Louisiana Music' at French Quarter Fest

Mon, 04/03/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Catch a break from the sun at The Louisiana State Museum at the Old U.S. Mint during French Quarter Fest. They'll be hosting a free lecture series on Louisiana music on Saturday and Sunday on the third floor. The Old U.S. Mint is located at 400 Esplanade Ave. and has two st... Read more

David Torkanowsky: Piano Night special feature

Mon, 04/03/17
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. Tickets a... Read more

Films at French Quarter Fest 2017

Sun, 04/02/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre will host the Film Festival portion of French Quarter Festival this year with another stellar lineup of films that are free and open to the public. The Theatre is located at 616 St. Peter. Full schedule with film synopses: Friday, April 7 1... Read more

French Quarter Fest preview: Muevelo

Sun, 04/02/17
French Quarter Fest returns April 6-9 and WWOZ will again be on hand for Friday and Saturday live broadcasting some of the best acts from the largest free musical festival in the United States. Tune in at 12:30p this Saturday to hear a live set from Muevelo, "New Orleans' n... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/31/17

Sat, 04/01/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Way Back Home    Jr. Walker & The All Stars    03:40    Rainbow Funk 2    Who Is He    Andrea Vereen & The St. Marks Choir    04:26    Oh, Say Can You See 3    The Best You Can    Bill Withers    02:24    Making Music 4    Let the Water Run Dry (feat. Ken Boothe)    Inn... Read more

Video: Shannon McNally at 'OZ

Fri, 03/31/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Shannon McNally stopped in for a last minute studio performance before her show at Tipitina's on today's New Orleans Music Show with host Black Mold. Check it out below!  Read more

Video: Langston Hughes Academy

Fri, 03/31/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
We were pleased to welcome the students from Langston Hughes Academy Brass Band to our studios earlier today for the latest episode of Cuttin' Class! Led by Samuel Venable, this group of young musicians were very excited to be a part of the program. Check out the video of t... Read more

5 things to know for 3/31-4/6

Fri, 03/31/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) It's Downtown Super Sunday this weekend and the New Orleans Bayou Steppers are steppin' out with their first second line in two years! Get all the details on both events from WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streets. 2) Delgado Music Fest is happening Friday, March 31 and Saturda... Read more

Video: Tin Men 'Sit Down On The Banks Of The River'

Thu, 03/30/17
French Quarter Fest is rapidly approaching and WWOZ will again be there live broadcasting the sounds of the festival out to the universe! This year, we're coming to you straight from the Jack Daniels Stage and one of the acts featured in our live broadcast will be Tin Men o... Read more

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