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At the early years of Jazz Fest

Wed, 03/29/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is rapidly approaching its 50th year. In honor of this year's cubes being released yesterday, take a look back at the cubes (the longtime format release for the day-by-day schedule) from every year of the festival going all the way b... Read more

Morning Set 03/28/17

Tue, 03/28/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  1 A Change Is Gonna Come Joey DeFrancesco + The People 06:24 Project Freedom 2 Mood Indigo Morris Nanton 07:27 Something We've Got 3 Never Can Say Goodbye David T. Walker 04:05 David T. Walker 4 lost my love kenny cox 04:26 clap clap! the joyful noise 5 Mr Fool JOHN SCOFIEL... Read more

New music spotlight: Shotgun Jazz Band

Mon, 03/27/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
The Shotgun Jazz Band has come a long way, growing from a duo of Marla and John Dixon to an 8-piece ensemble for their fiery new release entitled, Steppin’ On the Gas. Featuring Marla Dixon (trumpet and vocals), James Evans (C-melody sax, clarinet, and vocals), Charlie Hall... Read more

Raymond Kent's final "Soul Ride"

Sun, 03/26/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Longtime WWOZ show host Raymond Kent bid listeners farewell on Friday, March 24 as he hosted his final "Soul Ride" on the station. Raymond has been an 'OZ DJ for over a decade and hosted the popular "brass band half hour" within his eclectic weekly Friday 6-9a show. If you... Read more

Freret Street Fest on Saturday

Sun, 03/26/17
The 2017 Freret Street Festival is happening on Saturday, April 1 from 11am-6pm. Free to attend, the festival has three stages with local music, plus over 200 local vendors, food courts and seating at every corner, roller girls, and pet adoption stations. It runs the length... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/23/17

Sat, 03/25/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
                                                                            Chuck Berry R.I.P. 1    Guitar Boogie    CHUCK BERRY    02:23    The Anthology - DISC 1 2    Honey Hush (take 3)    Chuck Berry    02:34    You Never Can Tell 1965-1966: His Complete Chess Recordi... Read more

The Iguanas at 'OZ

Fri, 03/24/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
What a ride it's been! The Iguanas closed out our Spring Pledge Drive in fine form this afternoon with a performance on the New Orleans Music Show with host Bill DeTurk. Check them out below and support WWOZ by becoming a member today! Want more? Check out the rest of the ... Read more

5 things to know for 3/24-3/30

Fri, 03/24/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Big thank you to everyone who helped make our Spring Pledge Drive a success over the last week and a half! WWOZ has been nonprofit, volunteer-driven, and listener-supported for over 35 years. Here's to (at least) 35 more! We had some amazing live performances in the stud... Read more

Video: Shannon Powell

Fri, 03/24/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Ain't nobody got rhythm like Shannon Powell! Check out his trio sitting in at WWOZ this morning in support of the station on our FINAL day of the Spring Pledge Drive! If you love this music and want to support us bringing more like it to you, become a member today.  Read more

Video: Palindromes

Thu, 03/23/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Palindromes graced us with some fantastic jazz this afternoon in honor of Day 10 of our Spring Pledge Drive! Check out their performance below and show your support for WWOZ by becoming a member today.  Want more? Check out other recent performances from our studio here! Read more

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