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Rhythm Room 04/09/22

Sat, 04/09/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Baby Cakes Pancho Villa 01:57 Instrumentals Soul-Style Vol. 02 CD1 2 He'll Make a Way (Trust in the Lord) Pastor Champion 02:41 I Just Want to Be a Good Man 3 Serve Somebody Booker t & the m.g.'s 02:41 Volt Soul Singles Volume 2- 1968-1971 - Disc 3 4 I Found A Love (Chess ... Read more

Photos: Class Got Brass 2022

Tue, 04/05/22
The Class Got Brass competition returned to the Jazz & Heritage Center after a two-year hiatus last Sunday! Rest assured that the future of New Orleans music is bright because these kids sounded (and looked!) great. Louisiana middle and high schools competed in a second lin... Read more

Jon Batiste wins big at Grammy Awards

Mon, 04/04/22
Jon Batiste entered the Grammy Awards with a record-breaking 11 nominations, the most for a New Orleans artist ever. And he won big-- Batiste is coming home with five Grammys, including the prestigious 'Album of the Year,' for We Are. During his acceptance speech, Batiste s... Read more

Rhythm Room 04/02/22

Sat, 04/02/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Nassau daddy Jamo Thomas 02:24 Jamo Thomas 2 Glory Glory Johnny Ray Daniels 04:50 Sacred Soul Of North Carolina 3 Simple Man Pops Staples 03:24 Father Father 4 I've Got A Problem Bobby Bland 04:39 Blues You Can Use 5 First Cut Is The Deepest J.C. Lodge 03:35 Telephone Love 6... Read more

Celebrating Louisiana GRAMMY noms on Louisiana Music Party Friday at noon

Thu, 03/31/22
Tune in Friday at noon as host Bill DeTurk celebrates the 2022 Louisiana GRAMMY nominees with over an hour of nominated music with ties to Louisiana! Highlights include a focus on four of the five Best Regional Roots Music Album nominations (the other is from Hawaii), a lot... Read more

Class Got Brass competition returns Sunday

Thu, 03/31/22
The Class Got Brass competition returns after a two-year hiatus this Sunday, April 3 at 1pm! Come out to the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart) to see the up-and-coming generation of New Orleans musicians do their thing! Admission is free. Louis... Read more

Photos: Treme Creole Gumbo/Congo Square Rhythms Festivals 2022

Wed, 03/30/22
It was a beautiful weekend for the return of the Treme Creole Gumbo and Congo Square Rhythms Festivals! These free festivals, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, were held concurrently in Armstrong Park. Check a few of the photo highlights below! WWOZ w... Read more

Video: Shamarr Allen 'Dance With Me'

Mon, 03/28/22
The video for Shamarr Allen's new single 'Dance With Me' is out now! Shamarr always does a great job showcasing New Orleans culture in his videos and we are proud to be a part of this one! WWOZ was one of the filming sites for 'Dance With Me,' and you can spot a few of our ... Read more

Celebrating Germaine Bazzle's 90th birthday

Mon, 03/28/22
Tune in to WWOZ today as we celebrate the 90th birthday of the divine jazz singer and educator Germaine Bazzle! Expect to hear salutes throughout the day from our show hosts (including a few surprises along the way). At 5pm CT, show host Maryse Dejean will share rare record... Read more

Rhythm Room 03/25/22

Sat, 03/26/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Wanaoh Black Heat 03:55 What It Is!: Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (Disc 4) 2 Freedom for the Stallion Amy Helm 03:23 This Too Shall Light 3 One River to Cross Dedicated Men of Zion 03:08 The Devil Don't Like It 4 Struttin' On Sunday (1970's recordings) Aaron Neville 03:44 For... Read more

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