For fans of the art of percussion: in this video, shot during SXSW in Austin
this past spring by NPR Music, Brazilian rock band Apanhador Só makes
rhythms and beats from found items, including a children's bicycle and a
New Orleans and the Mardi Gras Indian community took a hit this year with the
loss of Big Chief Bo Dollis in January. Now, just a few short months after
his death, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic & Assistance Foundation has
announced the establishment of the NOMAF Bo Dolli...
Stride piano pioneer William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith
(1893-1973), a.k.a. Willie "The Lion" Smith, does a remarkable 6-song, 28
minute set on the BBC in 1965. If you're not sure what "stride" piano means,
let Smith demonstrate and explain as he performs compo...
Doreen Ketchens and her band cover the Jackson 5 classic "I Want You Back"
live at Basin St. Station in New Orleans. DOREEN'S JAZZ NEW ORLEANS - I Want
You Back from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo.
WWOZ has partnered with Indywood Cinema for a series of music documentaries
on the second Sunday of each month this spring. June's feature is "Latcho
Drom," showing on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:00pm.
"Latcho Drom" is a European film that traces the route of Roma people fro...
The anniversary of author Ian Fleming’s birth is an excellent opportunity
to celebrate the impact on popular culture of his most famous creation, James
Bond. That being said, I really only know about music and booze.
There are lots of cool things to talk about regarding ...
It's a Ponderosa Stomp year for New Orleans and the lineup is out! Happening
October 2nd and October 3rd at the Rock'n'Bowl, Ponderosa Stomp is a unique
and exciting event. Unlike many music festivals today, it is put on by a
not-for-profit educational foundation with the m...
New Orleans jazz singer Sharon Martin performs "Take the A Train," one of
Duke Ellington's signature numbers and composed by Billy Strayhorn. Sharon's
version was recorded live by WWOZ last February, at the historic Basin St.
Station in New Orleans. SHARON MARTIN - Take th...
"Queen of the Blues" and Blues Hall of Famer Koko Taylor (d. 2009) does
Willie Dixon's "Wang Dang Doodle" in a 1967 studio performance. In 1966,
Taylor's version reached #13 on the Billboard R&B chart and #58 on the pop