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New music spotlight: The Masakowski Family

Tue, 01/17/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Steve, Sasha, and Martin Masakowski teamed up with Paul Thibodeaux for a new release under the Masakowski Family moniker. The 8-song N.O. Escape, released December 22, does a great job highlighting the outstanding vocals skills of Sasha Masakowski and musicianship of the en... Read more

New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival 1/19-1/21

Mon, 01/16/17
The New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival is a cultural and musical celebration of handmade stringed instruments happening January 19-21 at the Old U.S. Mint and Frenchmen Theatre. The three-day event begins Thursday, January 19 at the Old U.S. Mint with a special New Orle... Read more

World Journey 01/14/17

Sat, 01/14/17
1    Houphouet Boigny "zeguehy"    Ernesto Djedje    06:45    Le Roi Ziglibithien    2017/1/14 16:02:40 2    En pinpan    Les As de Pétion-Ville    06:08    Bagaye la Cho    2017/1/14 16:10:11 3    Dans tes yeux    Luc Leandry    04:21    Zouk Anthology by Thierry Cham    2... Read more

In Memoriam: Daniel Fitzgerald

Sat, 01/14/17
Daniel ‘Dan’ Fitzgerald June 8, 1953-January 6, 2017 We are deeply saddened to share news of the passing of longtime WWOZ volunteer and show host, Daniel Fitzgerald, on Twelfth Night, January 6, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dan was the second of Bill and Mar... Read more

The Funky Meters with Allen Toussaint 'Ride Your Pony'

Sat, 01/14/17
In honor of Toussaint's birthday on January 14, we're spending this week looking back at some fantastic tributes that our 2016 Piano Night performers paid to him last April along with a couple of great performances from Toussaint himself. See the whole collection here. Tod... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/13/16

Sat, 01/14/17
1 Tomahawk Speedometer 03:11 Downtown Funk 74 2017/1/13 22:01:04 2 looking back chambers brothers 02:24 unbonded 2017/1/13 22:04:35 3 I Earned Mine Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens 03:00 Cold World 2017/1/13 22:06:51 4 Let It Be Bill Withers 02:36 Just As I Am 2017/1/13 22:0... Read more

Champion Jack Dupree w/Allen Toussaint at Jazz Fest 1990

Fri, 01/13/17
In honor of Allen Toussaint's birthday on January 14, we're spending this week looking back at some fantastic tributes that our 2016 Piano Night performers paid to him last April along with a couple of great performances from Toussaint himself. See the whole collection here... Read more

Video: Danny Barker Fest opening night

Fri, 01/13/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
We were at Snug Harbor last night, broadcasting and video streaming live from opening night of Danny Barker Festival 2017! Performers included Detroit Brooks, Gregg Stafford (wearing Danny Barker's jacket), Kerry Lewis, Herman Lebeaux, Mari Watanabe, Bruce Brackman, Freddy ... Read more

5 things to know for 1/13-1/19

Fri, 01/13/17
1) We're broadcasting live tonight from the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's 6th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend celebration. Legendary soul jazz tenor saxophonist Houston Person will perform with his quartet. World-renowned New Orleans drummer Herlin Riley and h... Read more

Marcia Ball 'Holy Cow'

Thu, 01/12/17
In honor of Allen Toussaint's birthday on January 14, we're spending this week looking back at some fantastic tributes that our 2016 Piano Night performers paid to him last April. See the whole collection here. Today, we've got New Orleans boogie-woogie piano queen, Marcia ... Read more

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