'OZone Email Newsletter for September, 2016

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In the September 2016 Issue of the 'OZone, WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Cuttin' Class with the Eisenhower Academy Brass Band | Call for Volunteers, Fall Membership Drive | Second Line Season: It's On | Roberto Fonseca at the Jazz & Heritage Center | Downriver Festival, September 10 | Heritage School of Music: Auditions for Fall | WWOZ + NO Film Fest Members Party | Recipe: Crawfish Etouffee—the Craig Klein Way | Quick Links

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Cuttin' Class with the Eisenhower Academy Brass Band

Eisenhower Academy students

Eisenhower Academy students in 2014.

Photo by Catherine King

Cuttin' Class, our series of live in-studio performances by students from the Greater New Orleans area, returns for a fourth season. The Eisenhower Academy Brass Band will grace our airwaves (and live video stream) on Thursday, September 8 at NOON. Tune in, sit back, and get excited over our city's musical future - because the future is bright!

» All about Cuttin' Class

Call for Volunteers, Fall Membership Drive

OZ volunteers

'OZ volunteers on the phone bank.

Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

WWOZ's Fall 2016 Membership Drive happens October 18-28, and we need your help to make it a success! We're looking for phone bank volunteers to help us sign up new and renewing members at the studio. With lots of food, fun and live music, the phone bank rocks during the pledge drive!

» Volunteer during the Fall 2016 Membership Drive

Here's our online volunteer application if you've never volunteered at WWOZ.

» Online volunteer application form

Brass Pass

Second Line Season: It's On

VIP Ladies

VIP Ladies at Jazz Fest 2016.

Photo by Kate Gegenheimer

It's year seven of "Takin' It to the Streets," WWOZ's weekly coverage of second line parades and Mardi Gras Indian events. Next up: Young Men Olympians Anniversary Parade on Sunday, September 11. Check out "Takin' It to the Streets" for route sheets, interviews with parade organizers and the schedule of upcoming parades.

» Takin' It to the Streets

Roberto Fonseca at the Jazz & Heritage Center

Roberto Fonseca

Cuban Pianist Roberto Fonseca.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca in a rare solo appearance. Fonseca is an explosive pianist who combines the traditional rhythms of his native Cuba with American jazz, European classical music and Afro-Cuban fusions. A protégé of the legendary Jesús "Chucho" Valdés, Fonseca first came to prominence in 1999. In 2001, he began a collaboration with members of the Buena Vista Social Club, which has led to hundreds of performances all around the world. Catch him Saturday, September 24 at 8p in a free performance at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center.

 » Roberto Fonseca live, September 24

Downriver Festival, September 10

Bruce Sunpie Barnes

Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes.

Photo by Leon Morris

The fourth annual Downriver Festival will be held Saturday, September 10 at the Old U.S. Mint and the French Market, featuring lectures, live music, and culinary demonstrations that celebrate the Mississippi River's influences. This year's theme is "Oysters and the Future of Our Coast." Musical acts include Fredy Omar con Su Banda, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes & the Louisiana Sunspots, and the Honey Island Swamp Band.

» Celebrate the Mississippi

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Heritage School of Music: Auditions for Fall

Heritage School of Music

Heritage School of Music at 'OZ for Cuttin' Class.

The Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free music school, is accepting new students for the 2016-2017 school year. Auditions will take place from 10am to noon on Saturday, September 10. In addition to regular Heritage School of Music classes, there'll be auditions for two other programs: the Jazz & Heritage Brass Band and the Jazz & Heritage A Capella Choir.

» Heritage School of Music Auditions

WWOZ + NO Film Fest Members Party

Beads and bumperstickers


WWOZ and the New Orleans Film Festival are thanking our members with a party on Thursday, September 22 from 6 to 8pm. Break into fall with free beverages, food, WWOZ giveaways, NOFF film previews, and a good time. Experience the Carver Theater on Orleans Avenue and take advantage of those membership benefits! This is a FREE event with limited space so RSVP at the link below.

» RSVP for Member Party

Recipe: Crawfish Étouffée—the Craig Klein Way

Craig Klein

Craig Klein

This recipe came to us from Bonerama co-founder Craig Klein. It's both a recipe for a Louisiana culinary classic, and a lesson in cooking philosophy: no fair using Chinese crawfish; you should be listening to "your favorite music (preferably WWOZ)" while cooking; no headphones or earbuds, since "the food you are cooking needs to be exposed to the music as well".

 » Crawfish Étouffée—the Craig Klein Way


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.

WWOZ Elsewhere on the Web: Become a fan of 'OZ on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Pledge/Renew Now: Support WWOZ—and the music you love!

WWOZ broadcasts from  the French Market on the banks of the Mississippi.

Air time: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 12:45pm

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