'OZone Email Newsletter for August, 2016

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In the August 2016 Issue of the 'OZone, WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Satchmo Summerfest, Aug 5-7 | Meet the Staff: KaTrina Griffin, Membership Director | Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week | A New Season of Cuttin' Class | 'OZ On-Demand: Our Two-Week Archive | Summer Drink Recipes | Quick Links

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Satchmo Summerfest, Aug 5-7

Charmaine Neville

Charmaine Neville.

Photo by Kichea S. Burt

If you tuned in to WWOZ this week, maybe you've heard our Satchmo Summerfest preview performances live from the studio, featuring Leroy Jones and Miss Sophie Lee, with Charmaine Neville on tap for Thursday morning. Satchmo SummerFest happens August 5-7 in celebration of the one and only Louis Armstrong. This year, the festival moves to a new home in Jackson Square, with live acts on two stages and featuring top New Orleans musicians, many of whom will pay tribute to Armstrong and his music.

» Satchmo SummerFest lineup

» Video: Satchmo Summerfest previews

Meet the Staff: KaTrina Griffin, Membership Director

KaTrina Griffin

KaTrina Griffin at WWOZ.

Photo by Kichea S Burt

Meet WWOZ's new Membership Director, KaTrina Griffin! KaTrina comes to us with accounting and business experience and degrees in Business Administration, Psychology, and Accounting. KaTrina is happy to be part of WWOZ's development team, heading up efforts to grow our membership and create deeper connections to our longtime members. "WWOZ is New Orleans in that it tells the story of the city through music," she says. "Working here, I feel the energy and heartbeat of a city that continues to find ways to show the world they are a force to be reckoned with."

» KaTrina Griffin profile

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Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week

Action Jackson with Shining Star Hunters Queen

WWOZ's Action Jackson with Shining Star Hunters Queen in 2013.

Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week happens all August 7-14 and includes a number of events, including a fundraiser event for Hail to the Queens, a documentary by Brian Nelson. The event includes screening a trailer for the documentary, followed by an original performance by Queen Reecie & Co. Other HOF Week events include art exhibits and an awards ceremony.

 » Hail to the Queens fundraiser

 » More MG Indian HOF Week events

Also of note: second line season starts August 28 with the Valley of Silent Men parade.

 » More Takin' It to the Streets

A New Season of Cuttin' Class

KIPP Marching Band

KIPP Marching Band at Cuttin' Class last December.

Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

We're happy to announce a new season of "Cuttin' Class," our showcase of NOLA's newest crop of young musicians. During each episode of Cuttin' Class, middle and high school students from the Greater New Orleans area perform live in our studio. First up this season: Eisenhower Academy Brass Band at noon on September 8.

 » Cuttin' Class at WWOZ

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'OZ On-Demand: Our Two-Week Archive

AJ Rodrigue

AJ Rodrigue, "Boudin Man," cueing up vinyl.

Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

All of our regular shows are now available for your streaming pleasure, on-demand, for two weeks after their original air dates. Want to hear Brice Nice or Rare on the Air on Sunday morning? Or our Monday-Friday Trad Jazz shows in the evenings? You can: listen to your favorite WWOZ shows whenever you want.

» Two-Week Archive

Summer Drink Recipes

Rock Star Drink

Rock Star Drink

This August, we share two cool and tasty drink recipes from our cookbook, That Sounds Good! First up, it's Rock Star Drink, Glen David Andrews' contribution, which combines apple and ginger into a crisp, cool libation. And Randy Fertel contributes the Mango Rumba, which uses WWOZ Mango Freeze.

 » Summer Drink Recipes


WWOZ Quick Links

Shop WWOZ: The 'OZ Swamp Shop is open and chock full of WWOZ gear.

New Orleans Music Calendar: Live music is the lifeblood of New Orleans. Check out the Livewire music calendar to find out who's playing where.

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Air time: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 12:45pm

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