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5 things to know for 12/29 - 1/4

Fri, 12/29/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 1) A few choice picks for New Year's Eve (Sunday). Full listings available at the WWOZ Livewire. Tank & the Bangas, Sweet Crude, and Alfred Banks w/Cruel Nasty at the Joy Theater Jon Cleary at Chickie Wah Wah Galactic at Tipitina's Tab Benoit at Rock'n'Bowl... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: Southern Decadence

Fri, 12/29/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! This one features some highlights from Southern Decadence, a six-day LGBTQ event held over Labor Day weekend each year in New Orleans. The weekend includes a parade through the French Quarter on the Sunday before Labor Day.  Read more

Video: Warren Easton Jazz Band on School Groove

Wed, 12/27/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The students from Warren Easton Jazz Band joined us in the studio for the December edition of School Groove! Check out their performance from Monday, December 11 below.  Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: Cyril Neville & Swamp Funk

Tue, 12/26/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! In this, Cyril Neville & Swamp Funk perform 'Big Chief Jolly' at WWOZ on July 6. The song's namesake is the Neville Brothers' uncle and Big Chief of famous The Wild Tchoupitoulas. The tribe's 1976 album The Wild Tchoupitoulas is no... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: Valley of Silent Men

Sun, 12/24/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! In this, the Valley of Silent Men kick off the 2017-18 second line season in New Orleans on August 27 (in the rain!). This shows the start of the parade as the club members step out of Tapp's on S. Rocheblave then takes you inside ... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: D.L. Menard

Sun, 12/24/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! In this, Cajun music legend D.L. Menard performs his hit, 'The Back Door / La Porte d'en Arrière' with his usual backup, the Jambalaya Cajun Band, at Cajun Zydeco Fest on June 24. He passed away just over a month later, on July 27. Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 12/22//17

Sat, 12/23/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Jingle_Bells     Mato_     03:05      2     Peace Will Come     Southern Avenue     04:11     Southern Avenue 3     Bridges Instead Of Walls     Staple Singers     04:01     Be What You Are 4     Christmas in the Tropics     The De Paur Chorus     02:33     Calypso Ch... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: Tom McDermott & Aurora Nealand 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry'

Thu, 12/21/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! In this, Tom McDermott and Aurora Nealand perform at their regular gig at Buffa's in June. Both perform in various capacities with a number of different musicians. Aurora can also be seen regularly with Panorama Jazz Band, The Roya... Read more

5 things to know for 12/22 - 12/28

Thu, 12/21/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) It's a big holiday week and there are many great shows happening across the city. Check out the WWOZ Livewire for full listings. A few choice picks for this week: Dr. John & the Gris-Gris Krewe and Cha Wa at Tipitina's on Wednesday and Thursday, Nicholas Payton Trio at t... Read more

Tunes for Toys, Th. Dec. 21

Thu, 12/21/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Trombone Shorty Foundation, the Gia Malone Prima Foundation, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will host the annual Tunes for Toys, a toy drive and concert at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street) on Thursday, December ... Read more

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