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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

Bring Your Dancing Shoes For Mashed Potato Records Upcoming Artist Showcase At The Tigermen Den

Mon, 01/08/18
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
  Mashed Potato Records (MPR) is a new recording label and project in New Orleans that - borrowing inspiration from community-supported Mississippi Records and the field recordings of folk music ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax - is currently seeking to bring the music of New ... Read more

A Jazz Journey & A Gospel Journey, Jan. 11 & 12

Sun, 01/07/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
This week, in anticipation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 15, two concerts will be held to honor his lifetime and legacy. On Thursday, January 11, Dillard University will host A Gospel Journey featuring the Dillard University Octet, Xavier University Concert ... Read more

Tricentennial neighborhood grants available

Sun, 01/07/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The applications for Tricentennial Neighborhood Grants are due Friday, January 19 at 5p. Funded by the 2018 NOLA Foundation, these grants will allow New Orleanians an opportunity to further own the city’s future by distributing 73 grants of $1,000 each to support events or ... Read more

Video: The Session at 'OZ

Sun, 01/07/18
Check out this in studio performance from The Session. They joined host Vin Chary on the Friday afternoon edition of Jazz From The French Market on June 23, 2017.  Read more

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