Join us in our birthday celebration, as we count down 40 days until our 40th Birthday on December 4th, 2020!
This epic 40 days for 40 years birthday party is made possible by:
The Ruth U Fertel Foundation, The Helis Foundation, The Gia Maione Prima Foundation, The Goldring Family Foundation, The Bentson Foundation of Minnesota, and The Derbes Foundation
Day 13 - Saturday November 7
6 pm - The Neville Brothers, live from Jazz Fest 1994.
Special sponsors of the day are Patti Muller and Medicare Benefit Peace of Mind.
Day 14 - Sunday November 8
4-6 pm - during Sitting In with Elizabeth Meneray - the Madeleine Peyroux Quartet, live from Jazz Fest 2005.
Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux had just broken through with national commercial success when she performed at the Economy Hall Tent at Jazz Fest in 2005.
Special sponsors of the day is Harold Gonzales III, in honor of his late Grandparents Doris and Harold Gonzales.
Day 15 - Monday November 9
2 pm - Coco Robicheaux and the Spirit Land Band, live at Jazz Fest in 1995.
Coco Robicheaux was not only a great blues musician, he was one of the great unique personalities in the New Orleans music scene. This set from 1995 was his first ever performance at Jazz Fest.
Special sponsor of the day is In honor of WWOZ volunteer show hosts, from Catherine Bauman and Laurence Kornfield.
Day 16 - Tuesday November 10
2 pm - Eddie Bo, live and more
Show host Marc Stone, who played guitar in Eddie's band from time to time, presents a 1999 Jazz Fest set, plus some various moments from WWOZ Piano Night over the years, as well as some classic interview material with Eddie, one of the great masters of New Orleans R&B piano.
Special sponsor of the day is Norman G. Printer, Attorney-At-Law.
Day 17 - Wednesday November 11
5 pm - Shirley Horn, live at Jazz Fest 2005
This legendary singer and pianist performed an amazing set in the Jazz Tent at Jazz Fest the year before she passed. This recording has not been heard since it first aired on WWOZ.
Special sponsor of the day is in Honor of the 'OZ Show Hosts -- the best in the Universe!
Day 18 - Thursday November 12
7pm - Luther Kent, live in the Blues Tent at Jazz Fest in 2005
Special sponsor of the day is Penny Warriner, in loving memory of her late husband, Bobby Matthews.
Day 19 - Friday November 13
12 pm - Terrence Simien, live from WWOZ Piano Night
Show host Bill de Turk brings us a super-rare live set from zydeco artist Terrence Simien, as well as his own personal stories.
Special sponsor of the day is In honor of healthcare workers fighting Covid-19
Special thanks to the Archive of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, for preserving these recordings and making them available.