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Jazz in the Park Spring 2017 Schedule

Tue, 04/18/17
Armstrong Park is back with their popular biannual Jazz in the Park weekly concert series! This season's shows run from Thursday, April 13 through Thursday, June 1. Concerts are free and run from 4-8p. Food and local art vendors are on hand, as well as a few kid-friendly ac... Read more

30 years of Walter "Wolfman" Washington & the Roadmasters

Tue, 04/18/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The blues, funk, R&B, and soul sounds of one of Walter "Wolfman" Washington & the Roadmasters have been delighting the ears of New Orleans music fans for 30 years. They'll be celebrating this landmark with a show at Tipitina's this Friday, April 21 with openers Soul Project... Read more

Video: Dolores T. Aaron Academy Brass Band on Cuttin' Class

Tue, 04/18/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Cole Williams was pleased to welcome the Dolores T. Aaron Academy Brass Band to WWOZ earlier today for our April edition of Cuttin' Class! Check out the 3-song performance below, plus a short interview with director Andy Bower and some of the students. Read more

Festival International de Louisiane - 4/26-4/30

Tue, 04/18/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Festival International de Louisiane is happening Wednesday, April 26 - Sunday, April 30, 2017. Lafayette will welcome an estimated 300,000 revelers to celebrate the international culture of Louisiana with music, food, and plenty of dancing. Official guests this year will re... Read more

New music spotlight: Debbie Davis & Josh Paxton

Tue, 04/18/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Vocalist Debbie Davis and pianist Josh Paxton team up together to release their newest live album Vices and Virtues – a live record. After over 20 years of collaboration, Vices and Virtues marks their solo debut as an actual duo. Recorded live on March 4 at the U.S. Mint, t... Read more

Sync Up Conference 2017

Tue, 04/18/17
The 10th annual Sync Up conference is coming April 28 to May 6. This unique conference brings together leaders in music, film and digital media for educational and networking sessions during Jazz Fest. Events include Sync Up Music April 28-29 and May 5 (which will also stre... Read more

Check this out 4.17.17, Murf Reeves

Mon, 04/17/17
  What's Happening, Murf here, dj at WWOZ, first, hoping everyone had a great weekend. I've been listening to some great music and I thought I would share some it with you.  First up is Smoove and Turrell, a crew from Newcastle, England.  Formed back in 2010 by dj Smoove,... Read more

Nicholas Payton 'The Egyptian Second Line'

Mon, 04/17/17
Check out the first single from Nicholas Payton's latest, Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, a dynamic album that draws from a myriad of influences like modern jazz, funk, hip-hop, and spoken word. You can catch Payton at Jazz Fest on Sunday, May 7 at 4:05p in the WWOZ/Zatarain's Jaz... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/14/17

Sat, 04/15/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Drums A-Go-Go    Hollywood Persuaders, The    02:29    Swing For A Crime - 1958-1961 2    Book Of Rules    Desmond Dekker    03:06    You Can Get It if you really want 3    Do Your Thing    The Marion Gaines Singers    05:39    The Gospel Soul And Funk Of Stax Records ... Read more

5 things to know for 4/14 - 4/20

Fri, 04/14/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Lots to do across New Orleans on this beautiful Easter weekend. The Pigeon Town Steppers will be holding their annual second line parade on Sunday at 1p. Seal's Class Act will also be hosting their 20th annual Easter parade on Sunday at 1p. Both route sheetes can be foun... Read more

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