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Behind-the-sounds of a WWOZ live broadcast

Sun, 07/19/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ brings the sounds of New Orleans to the world through our live broadcasts. Our festival broadcasts are some of the most popular programming we have, and bringing you to the big festivals like Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest require a lot of moving parts, a focused te... Read more

New Orleans at Newport Folk Fest

Sat, 07/18/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island is one of the longest-running and most famous festivals in the country. Founded in 1959 by Pete Seeger, Theodore Bikel, Oscar Brand, and Albert Grossman, Newport has served as a launching pad for the careers of many greats, includin... Read more

World Journey Playlist 07/18/15

Sat, 07/18/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Tshollela Moya Wa Hao Mahlathini Nezintombi Zomgqashiyo 02:58 Dithoriso Tsa Morena 2015/7/18 15:51:35 2 A Toi Mado Bebe Manga 05:13 Amie 2015/7/18 15:54:41 3 ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/17/15

Sat, 07/18/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 B2-Love And Happiness Gregory James Edition 02:43 Prophets Of Soul (1973) 2015/7/17 22:04:57 2 The Creator Has A Master Plan Joe Ferry 03:17 Big Ska 2015/7/17 22:08:00 ... Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio Live in Hungary

Fri, 07/17/15
Authored by David Stafford
Some jazz for your weekend: an hour+ of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival regular Dr. Lonnie Smith playing live with his trio (including guitarist Jonathan Kreiberg and drummer Jamire Williams) at the Lamantin Jazz Festival in Szombathely, Hungary in June 2011. Read more

Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson & Mark Rapp present the music of "Sweet Pappa" Lou Donaldson

Wed, 07/15/15
Authored by David Stafford
Over two nights last month, trumpeter Mark Rapp and alto-saxophone great Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson presented Mark Rapp's Good Eats at two of New Orleans' premier jazz clubs: the Prime Example and Snug Harbor. Recognizing Sweet Papa Lou Donaldson as one of the pivotal compos... Read more

Satchmo Summer Fest Happens This Weekend

Tue, 07/14/15
Authored by Carrie Hadler
Satchmo Summer Fest, the annual summer festival honoring the late, great Louis Armstrong, is happening from Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2. Satchmo SummerFest features local music with a focus on contemporary and traditional jazz and brass bands. The community festival al... Read more

New music spotlight: Tin Men

Tue, 07/14/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Like many musicians in New Orleans, the members of the Tin Men have a lot going on. Percussionist/vocalist Washboard Chaz is also part of the Washboard Chaz Trio, Palmetto Bug Stompers, and Washboard Rodeo. Chaz is also known for the annual Chaz Fest he puts on in the Bywat... Read more

Mia Borders, "Superstition"

Mon, 07/13/15
Authored by David Stafford
Mia Borders performing the Stevie Wonder classic "Superstition" live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on August 15, 2011.  Read more

Big Freedia bio "God Save the Queen Diva!" out now

Sun, 07/12/15
Authored by Nita Ketner
This fabulous new autobiography, “God Save the Queen Diva,” is a breezy page-turner that not only reveals the evolution of Freddie Ross, Jr. to Big Freedia the Queen Diva: it delivers an insider’s look at the development of New Orleans’ bounce music scene. All throughout, t... Read more

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