Live Event Broadcasts

Video only - Sync Up: On The Books

906x680 Sync Up [Photo by Kichea S. Burt]

Sync Up [Photo by Kichea S. Burt]
Sync Up [Photo by Kichea S. Burt]
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center

1225 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Upcoming Shows

Tune in Wednesday, October 4 as we live video stream "Sync Up: On The Books" from the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center! This event is part of the Branding to Booking series presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation in collaboration with Them People Productions. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so please register in advance on Eventbrite.

Sync Up: On The Books focuses on aspects of artist development, including image and branding, marketing and social media, as well as audience engagement - important factors contribute to successful, repeat bookings at local venues, festivals, and event series. 

The panel features professional perspectives and expertise of some of New Orleans top talent buyers and promoters, including:

Sonali Farnando, Independent Talent Buyer + Booking Consultant 

Jevon “Rq Away” Thompson, Music + Programming Director at The Ace Hotel

DJ Legatron Prime, DJ + Event Producer

Greg Schatz, Senior Talent Buyer for French Quarter Festival Inc. 

The panel will be moderated by Them People Productions co-founder, President of glbl wrmng, and MaCCNO Board President Nathaniel Cameron, Jr.

About Sync Up:

Sync Up is a program of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Jazz & Heritage Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development, and cultural enrichment. For more about the work at the Jazz & Heritage Foundation, please see

About the Branding to Booking series:

Branding to Booking, a three-part Sync Up panel series created in collaboration by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and Them People Productions, is for new, upcoming, and evolving New Orleans artists who want to take advantage of New Orleans' thriving festival and entertainment economy to build sustainable careers. On October 4, October 11, and October 18, 2023, Them People Productions will bring four booking agents, talent buyers, venue owners, and promoters together to share their perspective on what it takes to consistently earn bookings at venues, festivals, and private events around the city. Each panel discussion will also end with open networking and discussion, giving attendees ample opportunity to ask specific questions, make new connections, and leave feeling more ready than ever to book the gigs they deserve.

Festing in Place 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 11:00am

WWOZ Live Broadcast


Upcoming Shows

Tune in October 5-8 for our annual celebration of the live music of New Orleans and the world beyond! Once again, we're partnering with the Archive of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to share the greatest music from Heaven & Earth, including sets from the Neville Brothers, Dr John, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, Walter Wolfman Washington, Tuba Skinny, Germaine Bazzle, Amanda Shaw, Aaron Neville, Lost Bayou Ramblers, John Boutte, Cowboy Mouth and lots more! Break out your festival gear, and get ready to celebrate the best of New Orleans music--anywhere in the world!


Thanks to our Festing in Place Fall 2023 sponsors:




Additional support provided by our Drum Roll sponsors:

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Board President, Tara Hernandez who loves listening and grooving to WWOZ-- Remember, the Good Stuff happens in the Groove!

Tom Lewis & Sarah Martin

From Penny Warriner in loving memory of her late husband, Bobby Matthews, and his brother, Bunny Matthews, original Guardians of the Groove.

Fellow guardians of the groove, Bo and Amanda McDonald

Vicki Arroyo and John Carey of Arlington Virginia congratulate Beth and the WWOZ TEAM on another great year of Festing in Place!

Mahogany Jazz Hall, in honor of New Orleans Musicians.

The Fagan Family of Decatur, GA

Michael, Jennifer, and Daisy invite you to enjoy the Saturday Morning Brunch Club show on WWOZ 10:00 AM to noon!"

Remembering Monte Shalett: Iron Man, music man, and an incredibly bright light.

Nancy and Todd Gilbertson, with gratitude for the whole OZ team that fills our souls with amazing music daily.

Stan, Josh, and Munster. Proud Washingtonian Guardians of the Groove supporting WWOZ now and forever.

Peychaud's Bar at 727 Toulouse

The Hoodoo Gurus from Sydney, Australia, want to thank WWOZ for continuing to guard the groove. It’s in safe hands with y’all!

JB Awnings - serving New Orleans and surrounding areas

Beth is sending love to my neutral ground family.

Cork and Barrel Bourbon and Wine shop at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, KY

Guarding the Groove from the Land of Make-believe in Upper Jay, New York. Shouting out to Tuba Skinny, Chris Christy, Uncle Mike, the crew at Jacques IMO’s and the crew at Breakaways.

Alyssa and Zack at Undergrowth Coffee 4332 Magazine St… Keeping Coffee Pure

Bob Gibson, owner of The Photography Studio in Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast, wishes to thank WWOZ for providing the soundtrack to the daily operation of the studio.”

Glade waves - a boots-on-the-ground direct aid organization offering support to people in need in Greater New Orleans.

Jenn Sato and the Bayou Krewe.

Bill Carlson of Boring, Maryland says Thanks to Winston and Kurt for introducing me to New Orleans and WWOZ nearly 40 years ago!

Team Right Side, Sam Poche and Jennifer Saltaformaggio love supporting the Guardian Groove Angels, and the best radio station on the planet!"

Dr Mark St. Cyr, in memory of great uncle Johnny St. Cyr

James and Loretta Davis, Part time New Orleanians, Full time OZ listeners. Proud Guardians of the Groove. OZ is the one constant in our ever-changing world.

From David and Allison in Boston, big fans of Trad Jazz with Leslie Cooper.

Bruno & Frida Go to Mardi Gras, a children's book about two French Bulldogs living and adventuring in the French Quarter.

Chris Smith & Gina Mazzei-Smith proudly support WWOZ.

Piper, Kelli, and the Hellion Hounds of Neelys Bend in Music City Tennessee, are proud to continue to support 'OZ in honor of Ms. Ada Mae, the original Guardian of our Groove. Howl at the moon, y'all!"

Thank you, WWOZ from Sarah, Patrick, Ling and Hank down in the Treme.

In memory of Hugh O’Riordan, Guardian of the Groove from Boise, Idaho. He is missed!

New Orleans Own, Mr. EveryThAnG Loves WWOZ, Loves NOLA, and LOVES Youuuuuuuuu!”

Dr. Quinton Miner of Lakeview Endodontics

In memory of Dr. John Samuel Faulkner from Emily


To all the volunteers who keep WWOZ rolling so the rest of us can enjoy the love of New Orleans and its music."

Lisa and Kenny Jackson, proud supporters, and part of the NOLA in the Bay Area brigade.

Ginger & Lola, your Chicagoan Ozillians, who remain Guardians of the Groove now & forever."

Spooner, Sophia, Mable and Wonder.

Cafe Negril, in memory of Taylor Jones

And, in loving memory of Verna and Sidney Arroyo, the inspiration for Festing in Place.


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