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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 10/23/15
Authored by David Stafford
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: NPR Music Tiny Desk ConcertDuring this Tiny Desk Concert, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah tells the story behind the track "K.K.P.D." He was stopped, intimidated, and harassed by the NOPD late at night. His pride almost made him do something ill... Read more

Why You and I Love Radio

Thu, 10/22/15
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
I bet every WWOZ listener has a shared ancestry.  Every listener, in every country.  David Remnick of the New Yorker presents it perfectly:      Read more

New music spotlight: Brent Rose

Tue, 10/20/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Saxophonist Brent Rose released his new album, The Unexpected Gift, last month. The ten-track release runs the gamut from contemporary to free jazz, with a couple of welcome stops along the way to play out some more traditional tunes. This is an instrumentalist's album, pa... Read more

Panorama Jazz Band, "Renee" HD

Mon, 10/19/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Panorama Jazz Band performs "Renee." Recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew at Basin St Station on March 26, 2015.  Check out our playlist WWOZ Basin Street Station for more. Read more

New music spotlight: John Ellis & Double-Wide

Sat, 10/17/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz musician John Ellis doesn't currently live in New Orleans but his new album with band Double-Wide certainly has a most New Orleans-y feel about it. There's no stretch here, given the time Ellis spent living in the city (he currently resides in New York) and the fact th... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/17/15

Sat, 10/17/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Rhythm Room Playlist 10/17/15 Read more

Bobby Rush, "Hoochie Coochie Man" medley

Wed, 10/14/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival happens this weekend in Lafayette Square. At last year's event, Bobby Rush celebrated his 81st birthday with a "Hoochie Coochie Man" medley. The video was recorded in HD with broadcast quality audio by the WWOZ video team. We'll be the... Read more

Marc Stone, "Every Dog Got A Day"

Tue, 10/13/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival happens this weekend in Lafayette Square. At last year's event, WWOZ's Marc Stone paid tribute to his mentor Eddie Bo by covering the 1960 cut "Every Dog Got His Day." MARC STONE - Every Dog Got A Day from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo. Read more

Morning Set Playlist 10/13/15

Tue, 10/13/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
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The Zydepunks Headline Irish Fest: New Orleans

Mon, 10/12/15
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
The Zydepunks, New Orleans’ favourite prodigal band, will headline the second annual Irish Fest: New Orleans taking place Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Kingsley House, 1600 Constance Street.  The Zydepunks are Juan Kuffner on vocals and accordion, Denise Bonis and Jose... Read more

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