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New music spotlight: Nicholas Payton

Tue, 04/11/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Grammy Award winning trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton added another release to his already extensive and prolific catalog, entitled Afro-Caribbean Mixtape. Nicholas Payton’s early entrance into the jazz scene type casted him as a neotraditionalist, and Pa... Read more

French Quarter Fest Day 4 Photo Highlights

Mon, 04/10/17
It was a picture perfect French Quarter Fest this year with sunny skies and highs in the 70s and low 80s for all four days of the festival. Our photographers were on the scene to capture the moments that make French Quarter Fest special. Check out some highlights from a fan... Read more

New from Hot 8: 'Can't Nobody Get Down'

Mon, 04/10/17
"For those who can’t make it to the second line parade this weekend, sit back and enjoy this trip backatown..." Check out the latest from Hot 8 Brass Band, 'Can't Nobody Get Down!' Footage was taken at the Ladies of Unity Second Line Parade.  Read more

Chaz Fest returns May 3

Mon, 04/10/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Beloved neighborhood festival Chaz Fest is happening Wednesday, May 3 from noon to 10p. Confirmed performers so far include Supagroup, Valparaiso Men's Chorus, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Shotgun Jazz Band, Lyrical Cock, TBC Brass Band, Luke Allen, The Geraniums, and Kuwaisi... Read more

French Quarter Fest Day 3 Photo Highlights

Sun, 04/09/17
Our photographers are on the scene to capture the moments that make French Quarter Fest special. Check out some highlights from a beautiful Saturday at the Fest below! Read more

French Quarter Fest Day 2 Photo Highlights

Sat, 04/08/17
Our photographers are on the scene to capture the moments that make French Quarter Fest special. Check out some highlights from Day 2 from photographers Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee and Olivia Greene below!  Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/07/17

Sat, 04/08/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Shaggy Dog    Danny & the Valaires    02:00    Love Freak: Mainstream Records Soul Survey 2    Bones in the Valley    The Jones Family Singers    04:35    The Spirit Speaks 3    Magnificent Sanctuary Band    Donny Hathaway    04:26    Donny Hathaway (Self Titled) 4    ... Read more

Photo highlights from Day 1 of French Quarter Fest

Fri, 04/07/17
Our photographers are on the scene to capture the moments that make French Quarter Fest special. Check out some highlights from Day 1 from photographers Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee and Eli Mergel below!  Read more

5 things to know for 4/7-4/13

Thu, 04/06/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) French Quarter Fest is here! Beautiful weather is forecasted for the entire festival weekend and WWOZ is on hand broadcasting live from the Jack Daniels Stage on Friday and Saturday with artists like Panorama Jazz Band, Meschiya Lake, Corey Henry's Treme Funktet, The Sou... Read more

Colin Lake: French Quarter Fest preview

Thu, 04/06/17
French Quarter Fest returns April 6-9 and WWOZ will again be on hand for Friday and Saturday live broadcasting some of the best acts from the largest free musical festival in the United States. Tune in at 3:45p this Saturday to hear a live set from Colin Lake. See our whole... Read more

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